Voluntary Sector Development Officer
- Job ref
- Civic Centre, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW
- Residents Services
- Position Type
- Contract hours
- Part time
- Salary (£)
- 33282 to 37098
- Closing date for applications
- 10 August 2018
Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first.
Hillingdon is the second largest borough in London. It has a strong economy and excellent transport links and is home to Heathrow Airport. It comprises of a number of towns and villages and many award winning green spaces. The north of the Hillingdon is partly rural and green belt, whilst the south is more densely populated and urban in character. Its growing population is vibrant and diverse, with a large younger population and an increasing number of older residents. Some areas, however, still score high in terms of deprivation.
Hillingdon is changing fast. We are gaining a higher profile and stronger reputation with both local and central government. Our residents value what we do and know that their interests are put first. It is a great place in which to work, live and visit.
About the job
As our change agenda gathers momentum, the role of the voluntary sector is key to the effective delivery of many of our priorities. Whether it is supporting carers, helping elderly residents lead active lives and remain independent or protecting Hillingdon's environment and many green spaces, our relationship with the voluntary sector is rapidly moving centre stage.
The Voluntary Sector Development Officer role presents a unique opportunity to influence and drive this change and to help support groups who can deliver. We are seeking an experienced professional to lead our relationships with the voluntary and community sector and to develop our flagship £2m+ grant programme.
About the person
You will be an enthusiastic, self starter and able to understand the range of challenges and opportunities faced by voluntary groups and the public sector generally.
You will be an excellent networker with the ability to build and sustain strong working relationship with key stakeholders, and external partners. You will have a creative and inquisitive mindset able to spot opportunities for innovation that fulfill the Council's vision of "putting its residents first".
You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work within the priorities set by the administration and to respond positively to changing demands.
This is a part-time post (18 hours per week) flexible working may be considered depending on business needs.
To arrange a confidential discussion please email Kevin Byrne, Head of Health Integration and Voluntary Sector Partnerships at email@example.com .
Interviews are scheduled for 04 September 2018 (this may be subject to change depending on business needs).