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Development Worker

Development Worker
Salary Scale: £23,500 (contracted to march 31st 2020, with possible extension)
Responsible to: Deputy Chief Executive
Reporting to: Through Line Management to SVS Executive Committee
Hours of Work: This is a full time post that will include some evening and weekend work for which time off in lieu will be allowed.


Job Purpose
This role will support the organisational development of local voluntary and community sector organisations to ensure they are equipped to deliver outcomes.

This role will also administer the small grants and contract process.


Key Tasks - General
Networking: to maintain and develop interagency links with the voluntary and statutory services related to the areas of lead responsibility.


, To offer support, advice and information to individual groups working in the area of lead responsibility.

This could be around committees, constitutions, funding, networking, policies, etc.
, Where appropriate to represent or facilitate representation of the views of the voluntary sector on issues related to the areas of lead responsibility.
, To deal with any correspondence and record keeping relating to this work.

SVS uses the Salesforce CRM, and the post holder will have access to a computer.
, To undertake research, monitoring and evaluation as appropriate.
, This post may occasionally be involved in supervising relevant projects.


, To make regular reports through line management to the SVS Executive Committee and other interested parties as required.
, To contribute to SVS in the pursuit of its mission through staff meetings, and collaborative work with colleagues.
, To work to all SVS policies and procedures
, To work with and undertake supervision of volunteers related to this role.
, To undertake any other duties relating to the post.


Key Tasks - Lead Area
Raising awareness of the organization and grants opportunities for local Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations.
Working with organisations to build their capacity to be grant ready, in terms of governance, finance procedures, safeguarding, data protection etc.
Working with organisations to ensure they meet the monitoring criteria for the grants.
Developing opportunities for volunteer involvement as champions for the Service.


PERSON SPECIFICATION
Knowledge & experience
, Recent experience of supporting and or delivering development work in the third sector
, Experience of supporting groups to secure funding and/or developing grant programmes.
, Experience of co-ordinating volunteers and developing volunteer roles.
, Understanding of the role and function of local infrastructure organisations and volunteer centres (D)
, Experience of developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide range of people and engage in networks.
, Assess different solutions, including awkward ones, identifying underpinning issues and react in a way that leads to progress, understanding or resolution
, Understand the legal requirements which may require you to breach confidentiality and how you handle such situations.
, Understanding of the need for, and develop the systems to, enable you to keep up to date with changing situations in your area and sector.


Skills & ability
, Ability to communicate comfortably and effectively with a wide range of people
, Ability to use group facilitation and meeting skills in a wide range of formal and informal settings
, Ability to develop information and resources for a range of audiences
, Good written style in producing information and resources in electronic and paper formats
, Ability to research information sources to identify good practice.
, The ability to develop and deliver a work programme with outcomes, targets and key performance indicators.
, Sound administration skills including competence in Microsoft Office applications
, Ability to consider policy, including understanding, analysis and comment
, Ability to provide information and guidance appropriate
, Communicate assertively and effectively with individuals, community groups and voluntary organisations.
, Motivate others and self to achieve aims and objectives
, Understand and implement different approaches and techniques for workload planning, management and prioritising to ensure the completion of tasks.
, Keep clear records relevant to your work in a way that others can use, including case notes
, Think creatively in different situations to develop a way forward or resolve conflicts and tensions


Others
, Have the commitment to promoting the independence of the Voluntary and Community Sector.
, Know where support is available to underpin your work and willingness to use it, and ask for support and guidance.
, Recognise the personal and professional behaviour required by the values and principles underpinning the development work.


Please note that this post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act as this work will involve working directly with children and young people.

The appointment will be made subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service, and in addition a self-declaration criminal convictions form.


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