Job opportunity: Support and Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

8 January 2024

Support and Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

Salary £28,702 pa pro rata for part time

30 hours per week

Connected Voice is looking for maternity cover for a member of our Support and Development team. This is a rewarding role and will involve making a positive difference to voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. This will be by providing free advice and support to organisations based or operating in Gateshead and Newcastle.

You will support our local voluntary and community organisations on all aspects of development, including advice and guidance on funding, good governance, and getting the right organisation structure. You will help to deliver our premium (charged for) services, in particular the delivery of tailored training courses in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Cultural Competency and Bias Awareness (full training will be given).

You will establish, support and facilitate networks and partnerships for VCSE organisations to have a voice and be represented in order to shape and influence local strategic priorities through local conversations, supporting locality, neighbourhood and area-based project development particularly, but not solely, in Gateshead

You will have a good understanding of the VCSE sector, particularly small to medium-sized organisations, as well as experience of delivering training and facilitating groups and networks. Your attitude, enthusiasm and work ethics are as important to us as experience, and training will be provided where necessary.

This is a great opportunity to help our local VCSE sector become more resilient and to adapt to the changing needs of society because of the cost of living crisis, as well as professionally develop your skills, knowledge and experience.

We are offering a range of benefits that include: flexible and hybrid Working, 29 days annual leave per annum plus bank holidays and 3 days between Christmas and New Year (pro rata for part time), Scottish Widows pension scheme up to 5% employer and employee contribution, BUPA cash health plan paid for by employer, 2 days paid volunteering time (pro rata for part time), credit union savings scheme, corporate metro pass, office base is a SmartScore building, which is one of the first in the UK to be designed around hybrid working, Bike to Work scheme.

For more information about the role contact or ring the office number 0191 2327445.

You can download an application pack from

(Please note that CVs will not be accepted).

Closing date for applications is 7 February 2024 at 12.00 noon.

Interviews will be held on 16 February 2024

Connected Voice is an equal opportunities employer.

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Company registration: 6681475

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