Development Officer - Services Team

£31210 per annum
Closing date
26 Oct 2020
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Development Officer – Services Team 
Based in Yorkshire 

Build a fairer society……unlock your potential with Locality.

About Us

Locality is a national network supporting community organisations to be strong and successful. Our network stretches across England, brings together like-minded people and creates belonging, connection and community spirit.

Our Services Team represent the core of Locality and work directly with community organisations to help them be strong and successful and transform the lives of people in the area. They also work with local authorities and other institutions who interface with community organisations to enable them to work better by harnessing the power of community.

We are currently looking for a Development Officer to join our Services Team, based within or within travelling distance of Yorkshire, particularly West Yorkshire.

The Benefits 

- Salary of £31,210 per annum 
- Enhanced pension contribution
- 25 days’ holiday 
- Employee assistance programme
- Cycle to work scheme

If you have experience of providing consultancy services, business advice and support to a range of community sector organisations, this is a brilliant opportunity to join an ambitious organisation that’s making a difference to communities across the UK. 

We have recently been awarded an Investors in People Gold accreditation, which reflects the results of our own survey where all staff felt that Locality was a great employer. You’ll find inspiration from a passionate team of colleagues, as well as from our member organisations, who are all working towards the goal of a fairer society.

We work with amazing and talented individuals who want to change the world through the power of community; if you’re one too, please apply.

The Role 

As a Development Officer, you’ll help community organisations throughout North and Central England, particularly in West Yorkshire, to achieve their goals.   

You’ll deliver high-quality consultancy, business advice and support to members, community organisations and other stakeholders, including local authorities. This may be on a one-to-one basis, or through training, workshops or similar. 

Some of your duties will include: 

- Working with our Programme Team to deliver advice and support to participants of programmes administered by Locality
- Supporting business development and income generation activities 
- Ensuring that the needs of our members drive the development of our services
- Building relationships, including partnerships and alliances, to support Locality’s vison, values and ambitions

About You

To join us as a Development Officer, you’ll need: 

- Experience of winning contracts and funding bids 
- A track record in providing consultancy services and advice to community sector organisations, in several of the following areas:  
Business planning and feasibility work, community business start-up support, governance and legal structures, land and property-related developments including community asset transfer, social impact measurement, project evaluation, partnership development and collaboration, community engagement, supporting investment readiness and access to funding (grant, loan and community shares).

Other organisations may call this role Community Development Officer, Community Development Advisor, Community Enterprise Advisor, Partnerships Officer, Business Development Advisor, or Business Development Officer.

We expect this role to be full time, however, in line with our flexible working policies, if you would like to suggest alternative arrangements, just let us know. 

The closing date for applications is 10am on the 26th October 2020. Online interviews are scheduled to be held on the 19th November 2020. You will need to have access to a computer with a camera, microphone and internet access.

The sector in which Locality works is often dominated by people from white privileged backgrounds. We are looking for people that bring a different perspective so that we better reflect the communities we serve. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our organisation and sector, such as disabled people and people from Black, Asian and minoritized ethnic communities.

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

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