Development Officer

6 days left

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£31,000 per annum
23 Aug 2019
23 Sep 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Development Officer  

Home/Field Based (covering the North, with a focus on South Yorkshire)  

The Organisation

Our client is the national network supporting community organisations to be strong and successful. They are expanding their staff team and want to recruit diverse talent to deliver their mission.


The organisation has an exciting opportunity for a Development Officer to join them; working in their support, advice and consultancy team, they are looking for people with wide ranging experience to work directly with community organisations, supporting them to be strong and successful.

Staff say that the best thing about working for our client is the people; both within the organisation and outside of it. Our client is particularly keen to hear from people from ethnic minority backgrounds and those with disabilities as these groups are under-represented in the workforce. They want a diverse team to reflect the diversity of the communities they work with. Our client works with amazing and talented individuals who want to change the world through the power of community.

Your Rewards 

- Salary of £31,000 per annum  

- Flexible working options  

- Five weeks’ holiday (pro-rata for part time staff) 

- Three grace days between Christmas and New Year 

- Pension scheme with enhanced employer contribution 

- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) 

- Simply Health Cash Plan 

- Interest Free Season Ticket Loan 

- Training and development opportunities

If you have a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities that community organisations have, this is a brilliant opportunity to support community organisations; helping them to meet local needs, give people a purpose, good places to live and good health.

The Role 

As a Development Officer, you’ll help community organisations throughout the North, particularly in South Yorkshire, to achieve their goals.  

Working directly with community organisations and other stakeholders, such as Local Authorities, you will:  

- Deliver high-quality business support on a one-to-one basis and through training and workshops  

- Support efforts to build a strong pipeline of consultancy opportunities 

- Facilitate a wide range of programmes, including undertaking grants assessments and providing key worker support 

- Help to respond to tenders for contracts and funding bids  

- Work with the Engagement Team to support local events 

About You 

To be considered as a Development Officer, you will need:  

- A good understanding of the challenges and opportunities for community organisations, such as community enterprise, community asset development, community contracting or localism  

- Strong financial literacy to assess and develop budgets and business plans  

- To be a self-starter with the motivation to work well independently and as part of a team 

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills  

Other organisations may call this role Community Development Officer, Community Support Officer, Community Engagement & Development Officer, Community Development Worker or Development Advisor. 

The closing date for applications is the 18th September 2019.  

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Development Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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