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Voluntary Sector Development Officer

Job ref
LBH4288
Location
Civic Centre, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW
Group
Residents Services
Position Type
Permanent
Contract hours
Part time
Salary (£)
33282 to 37098
Closing date for applications
10 August 2018

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About Hillingdon

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.  
 
Our offices are based at the Civic Centre in the busy shopping centre of Uxbridge, well served by the Metropolitan and Piccadilly tube lines and by bus routes. 

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. 

Additional information

This is a part-time post (18 hours per week) flexible working may be considered depending on business needs.

The salary will be pro-rated  

 

To arrange a confidential discussion please email Kevin Byrne, Head of Health Integration and Voluntary Sector Partnerships at kbyrne2@hillingdon.gov.uk .   


Interviews are scheduled for 04 September 2018 (this may be subject to change depending on business needs).
 
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
  • local government average salary pension scheme
  • free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
  • a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
  • generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 23 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
  • career breaks
  • flexible working hours
  • season ticket loan
  • childcare vouchers in school summer holidays
  • access to a Credit Union
  • on-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre
  • access to a wide range of training and courses
  • discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
  • payment of professional fees where these are required
  • discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
  • cycle purchase scheme
  • car sharing scheme
  • 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses

     

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