Development Officer

10 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experience in community fundraising and/or 3rd sector development to work alongside our Scheme Manager, helping to explore and develop the expansion of Home-Start services across the county of Gloucestershire.

Working as part of a team but with the ability to work independently you will have excellent relationship building, networking and interpersonal skills.

You will have a good overall understanding of family support and be passionate about early intervention.

Job Description

Home-Start Development officer Gloucestershire

One Year fixed contract

Salary: (£26,822 full time equivalent, ncj scale 30) (+ expenses) 24 hours per week

Location: GLOUCESTERSHIRE (our office is in Stonehouse but post will involve travel across the county)

Reports to: Scheme Manager Home-Start Stroud District and Quedgeley

Main purpose

To assist the Scheme Manager in developing Home-Start family support across the County of Gloucestershire. This will include raising the profile of Home-Start in Cheltenham, Gloucester Central, Tewkesbury and the Forest where there are currently no Home-Start services and recruiting Trustees to help develop our family support in these localities whilst mapping what already exists and supporting partnership working where possible. This development work will then be evaluated and written into funding bids, particularly the Big Lottery, in order to secure three to five year core funding for the project.

Duties and responsibilities

Assist the scheme manager to develop project outcomes and outputs through a countywide mapping of what is currently available and how countywide Home-Start provision could add to this.

Support the manager to develop an evaluation report and a 3 year National Lottery funding bid with possible match-funding from more local funders.

Help develop and co-ordinate a project steering Group, enabling it to have effective oversight of project performance and the ability to shape the project.

Help to establish an effective Project Representative Group in each locality in order to build a strong trustee group of local people and professionals to help build the project.

Support and manage communication and PR, ensuring that all professionals and locality hubs are well informed of the development and the possibility for them to collaborate either through partnership working, becoming a Trustee or a volunteer or advisor. e.g. through information materials and via web based and social media.

Help foster a culture of understanding and enthusiasm about the benefits of a countywide Home-Start network in Gloucestershire, for example using webinars, workshops and presentations, evaluation findings, local champions and blogs to develop understanding of the impact of developing Home-Start across the County.

Support the scheme to apply to the Home-Start UK Power Up Fund and work closely with new Home-Start UK officer to develop this project.

Liaise with our funding partners (Peter Lang Trust and Clinical Commissioning Group) and Home-Start Cotswolds to ensure the future provision of tailored packages of support particularly in early intervention and parental mental health which will best meet the needs of all localities across Gloucestershire.

Help the scheme consider and develop the future shape and structure of an extended service across Gloucestershire that takes into account the independence of the two existing schemes in the County.

Car driver/owner essential

Closing Date: Wednesday 14th March (12 midnight)

Home-Start is committed to safe guarding children and vulnerable adults. An enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.

To request an application pack please e-mail via the button below or telephone 01453-821085.

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