Position: Community Development Officer, Scotland (fixed term contract up to 31 May 2023)
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), fixed term contract
Location: Home-based, Scotland
Salary: £33,273 - £35,881 per annum plus car and broadband allowance and excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band E2
Department: UK Community Networks team and Scotland team
Our client an MS charity makes sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything they do. And it’s this commitment that unites them across the UK.
Their work is based on the hopes and aspirations of the MS community. Together they campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.
Their people are their greatest asset and the key to their success. They offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.
About this job
The role of Community Development Officer Scotland is one of two Community Development Officers within Scotland which are part of their UK Community Networks team.
As part of their Community Development team your role will be to develop their local community presence in Scotland and developing awareness of and engagement with the MS community by the wider community.
As a Community Development Officer you’ll support their local volunteer groups to develop new partnerships, share good practice, respond to local need and engage with the wider community. This includes the development of events and services, with MS professionals and local groups where appropriate, to engage the community in their work.
You’ll play an important role working in partnership with their local groups and the MS Community to incorporate their needs and views into their work and will provide guidance and support to their local volunteers when developing local services.
The role also focuses on developing their connections with communities they currently under-engage with and to support the development of informal groups within the MS community, and their relationship with them.
The post-holder will have experience of working alongside end-users in the coproduction of services or activities, and a commitment to the principles of coproduction; experience of managing the delivery of activity plans in partnership with volunteers, as well as experience of partnership working and stakeholder engagement to improve local services and outcomes for the MS Community.
As this role covers large geographical areas you’ll need to hold a full driving licence and have access to a car.
They offer 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.
Our client is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on their great history and will drive them towards achieving their mission and vision as they embark on their Every MS Story strategy.
Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 21 September
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They are a Disability Confident Employer. They’re committed to promoting equality and diversity.
As part of their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel.
They particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where they’re looking to build stronger and better representation among their staff.
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