Community Matters Partnership Officer

Recruiter
The Heart of England Community Foundation
Location
Dudley
Salary
22500.00 GBP Annual
Posted
04 Sep 2017
Closes
02 Oct 2017
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Community Matters Partnership Officer

GBP22,500 per annum

Full Time 37.5 hours per week - Fixed Term until December 2019

This post is fully funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund.

Background

The Heart of England Community Foundation is a local funder for the third sector. We work with national organisations, philanthropists, businesses and trusts to distribute funding to community based not-for-profit organisations. With our funding, we aim to creating thriving communities across Birmingham, Solihull, the Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire. In the last twelve months, we have distributed over GBP1.6 million to not-for-profit organisations in the West Midlands.

Community Matters is a GBP5 million project funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund that aims to tackle the root causes of worklessness, to promote social inclusion and drive local prosperity. The Heart of England Community Foundation is distributing this funding to 19 local organisations in the Black Country. Our partners deliver a range of local, targeted support including training, CV workshops, substance misuse counselling and much more. For more information about the Community Matters project please visit .

We have a vacancy for a talented and committed Partnership Officer to support the delivery of a ground-breaking project. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a project that aims to change the lives of 2,800 people across the Black Country by December 2019.

Our role as a lead organisation is to manage the 19 contracts we hold with local organisations that work directly with the programme participants. Our Programme Management team provide support to each organisation, including written guidance, regular audit visits and group workshops.

The Partnership Officer will play a central role in the success of the programme by providing advice and guidance to the 19 organisations within the partnership. We are seeking someone with the ability to build strong and positive relationships with colleagues and external contacts alike. They will monitor the support being delivered to project participants by our partner organisations. They will carry out monitoring visits to partners; ensuring that they are meeting their targets and providing them with advice on how to improve their processes. They will identify any potential problems in contract performance and raise issues with the Partnership Manager to enable swift resolution of problems. They will celebrate the successes of the project, ensuring case studies and good news stories are shared.

The successful candidate will be a quick-learner and be able apply the knowledge they gather within the context of our partnership. They will be confident to identify potential problems, providing advice to partners where needed. They will be able to get the best out of people, supporting both the partner organisation and colleagues to effectively deliver the programme. The Partnership Officer will have excellent attention to detail and organisational skills

We are looking for someone who is passionate about developing the third sector and about making a difference in our local communities.

If you like the sound of us and the role, and think you could have the right skills and experience, then we would love to hear from you.

Applying for the role

For further information on how to apply and to download and complete an application form, please visit alternatively contact Jess Cook, Operations Director, on or at . Heart of England Community Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Applications should be submitted by:

12noon on Friday 29 th September 2017

Late applications will not be accepted.

Interviews will be held:

Tuesday 10 th and Wednesday 11 th October