Development Worker supporting charities and community groups

Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service
Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and Fenland
£24,003 pro rata + 7.5% pension
12 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Part Time

CCVS is currently looking for a qualified Development Worker with experience in providing organisational advice, training and support within the voluntary and community sector.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join CCVS as we embark on new programmes that will change the face of our organisation in the years to come. It is important that the successful candidate is able to work within quickly changing environments and is able to bring fresh perspectives to our team and to the sector as a whole.

Links to the job description and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can be found Your application package should contain a brief covering letter of no more than two pages addressing the points listed in the position description, a CV of no more than two pages and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Primary Purpose of the Job

To build the capacity of the local voluntary and community sector by developing, training and supporting groups to meet their charitable objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. To provide quality advice, support and training to groups, particularly in relation to constitutions, governance, charity registration, basic fundraising, trustee responsibilities and day-to-day operational issues and compliance.

2. To help groups with fundraising, in particular by assisting groups with applications or developing responses commissioning requests.

3. To maintain strong administrative systems and clear records for monitoring, evaluation and reporting purposes for CCVS infrastructure and projects.

4. To prepare and deliver training and outreach sessions as part of the CCVS development programme for local groups.

5. To draft and design new training courses and other supporting documentation as appropriate.

6. Assist in developing communication pieces - newsletter, blog post, etc - as part of the overall CCVS communication strategy.

7. In consultation with other staff members, assist in the design and implementation of the annual training offer and schedule.

8. Plan, organise and manage meetings and events through their successful completion.

9. Assist in brokering relationships between individual charity organisations to facilitate interconnected working, development of operational efficiencies, conservation of financial resources and developing a sense of community and cooperation throughout the sector.

10. To be aware of and act in accordance with CCVS policies, including those on equal opportunities.

11. To become involved in other aspects of CCVS work as required and complete general tasks related to the smooth running of the organisation in co-operation with other members of the staff team.

12. To undertake any other duties that the Chief Executive may require from time to time in accordance with the grade for the post.

13. To be able to travel in the course of the duties and occasionally work evenings and weekends, as needed.

Required Skills

* At least 2 years of development, support and training experience in the voluntary and community sector.

* Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly learn other systems including customer relationship databases.

* Strong, demonstrable organisational development skills.

* Excellent communication skills - written, oral and possess the ability to perform presentations.

* Understanding of Charity Commission rules, regulations and statutory requirements.

* Commitment to promoting social justice, equality and diversity.

* A working knowledge of national and local social and community issues.