ARC England Relationship and Communications Manager

Chesterfield, Derbyshire
£27,668 per annum (pro-rata)
04 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019
Part Time
Contract Type

We have an exciting opportunity for this newly created part-time (21 hours per week) role of Relationship and Communications Manager at Association for Real Change (England) based in Chesterfield. 

Association for Real Change is a leading umbrella body representing service providers in the learning disability sector – our purpose is to improve the quality of life for people who have a learning disability and/or autism by supporting anyone who is involved in the planning or delivery of support and services.

As well as supporting over 100 members (Learning Disability providers) in England, providing networking opportunities, ways to connect and aiding the development of staff teams, we also provide a range of services such as training, qualifications, publications and Disclosure checks. We also lead a number of innovative projects funded by a variety of sources including Comic Relief, the Department of Health and Skills for Care.

Relationship and Communications Manager

The overall purpose of this role is to build and maintain relationships with ARC England members and external stakeholders to continue to develop the profile of ARC England within the social care sector, focusing in the area of learning disability and/or autism provision.

The post holder will work closely with the England Director, after liaising with our members, to ensure our programme of work remains current/relevant, adds value to the sector by improving the quality of service providers and is representative of the challenges facing our members and the people they support.

In practice, this critical position will develop and implement ARC England’s communication strategy and lead external communications for ARC England (for example social media) and will continue to develop a strong sense of ‘community’ amongst our members by co-ordinating regional membership networking meetings as well as exploring other ways to connect.

Lastly, this role will play a part in contributing to the scoping and development of potential project opportunities.

The role offers a supportive environment in a small team from both management and colleagues, and the opportunity to make a real difference.

Please download the job description and person specification from our website.

For an informal chat about the role please email to arrange a time.

How to apply:

To make an application for this role please send your CV and a supporting letter of no more than two sides of A4 via email to or via post marked Private and Confidential to ARC Recruitment, ARC House, Marsden Street, Chesterfield S40 1JY.

  • Deadline for receipt of applications is 10am, 24th June 2019
  • Interviews:  3 and 4 July, Chesterfield

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