Development Workers

Expiring today

£21,074 p.a. 
05 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Volunteer Cornwall is a county-wide organisation, supporting the development of people and communities through voluntary action.

One Vision Community Development Workers

These posts are full time for 37½ hours per week to 31 March 2021

and attracts a salary of £21,074 p.a.

with an essential car user allowance of £600 p.a.

We have 3 exciting positions for One Vision Community Development Workers to work in Localities 2, 4 and 5 within Cornwall to increase the numbers of children and families being helped and supported by their local voluntary and community groups.

These positions are funded by Cornwall Council: Children, Schools and Families and aim to build on the excellent work carried out by Volunteer Cornwall in the Early Help Hub.

When applying, please indicate your Locality preference from:

Locality 2 – Redruth, Camborne, Helston and The Lizard.

Locality 4 - St Austell, Newquay, The Clays, Lostwithiel & Fowey.

Locality 5 – Bude, Launceston, Bodmin, Camelford and Wadebridge.  Due to the geographical area of Locality 5, job share may be considered.

Your role will include:

  • Researching and mapping provision to support Children, Young People and Families in each locality;
  • Identifying duplication or gaps and putting strategies in place to resolve any issues;
  • Increasing the range of VCS provision available and known about in each locality;
  • Building effective networks in each locality;
  • Using co-production and co-design methods with all members of the community to help them find their own local solutions;
  • Keeping accurate records of the people that you support.

For all posts, the successful applicants will have a passion for making a difference to the lives of people; strong communication skills; an understanding of the needs of Children, Young People and Families in Cornwall.  

Good I.T. skills are essential as is the ability to work as part of a wider team focused on improving positive outcomes.

As this involves extensive travelling you will need access to a car.

See the Job Description & Person Specification for full details.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is

9:00am on Monday 25th March 2019

To apply for this position, please download the  application pack from the website or for a postal copy contact Tony Lawrence at Volunteer Cornwall on 01872 266999 or email