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Job description

TITLE: Head of Development and Engagement
GRADE: £35,000 per annum
CONTRACT: 12 months
RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Executive
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Development Officers, Policy and Partnership Officer and Engagement Officers

Community Southwark (CS) is the main provider of support to the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We are looking for a Head of development and Engagement to play a leading role in providing strategic support to develop a resilient voluntary and community sector in Southwark and to develop and support relationships with the voluntary, public and private sector.

We are looking for a committed team player who will provide support and direction to the development and engagement teams and their associated projects and who, as part of the management team, will contribute to the development, implementation and review of the organisation’s strategic and operational plans.


  • To provide strategic support to develop a resilient voluntary and community sector in Southwark
  • To develop and support mutually beneficial relationships with the voluntary, public and private sector
  • To provide support and direction to the development and engagement teams and their associated projects
  • As part of the management team to contribute to the development, implementation and review of the organisation’s strategic and operational plans

Drive and support partnership working to build a resilient voluntary and community sector
o Generate and maintain effective partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure Community Southwark works strategically with the public sector (and others) to support and develop a resilient voluntary and community sector.
o Be the principal contact point and proactively seek out relationships with funders, public service providers and other appropriate agencies to secure funding opportunities for Community Southwark (CS) and the local voluntary and community sector.
o Oversee the development and delivery of Provider Led Groups and other means of voluntary and community sector representation.
o Oversee the development of the Southwark Food Action Alliance and work with Public Health to push forward progress activity on the Food Security Action Plan.
o Oversee the National Lottery Community Funded project bringing together Patient Participation Groups and Tenants and Residents Associations to improve their communities.
o Assist the Council/ Partnership Southwark in the development, review and implementation of borough wide policies, strategies and funding programmes designed to support the voluntary and community sector in Southwark.

Supporting the voluntary and community sector
o Lead on the development of the programmes that support the voluntary and community sector on organisational development issues.
o Lead on the engagement strategy to ensure CS expands its reach into the community and works with local active individuals, groups and networks to support community action in the borough.

Income generation
o Lead and manage all aspects of Community Southwark’s consultancy and bespoke training services to meet annual income generation targets.
o Work with the Office Coordinator to ensure invoices are raised and paid on time for consultancy services.
o Work with members of the team to design proposals in response to consultancy requests.
o Develop partnerships with key stakeholders, consultants and other agencies that would support collaborative funding or tender proposals, including across other local boroughs.
o Lead on and develop funding applications to charitable foundations and other funders in line with Community Southwark’s strategic priorities.
o Be the principle point of contact with City Bridge Trust and the National Lottery Community Fund, ensuring good quality monitoring reports are submitted on time.

Staff management and operational responsibilities
o To be the key strategic manager responsible for planning, organising and monitoring all aspects of Community Southwark’s development and engagement functions.
o Provide line management support, supervision and annual appraisals to the development and engagement teams and ensure that financial management systems are robust and adhered to.
o Support the Chief Executive in developing and producing strategic and business plans, and work with the team to contribute to a strategic and planned work programme for sustainability and development.
o Keep up to date with developments affecting your work, and maintain and improve personal competence through continuous professional development.
o To work within all of Community Southwark’s policies and in particular the Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and Confidentiality policies, and help to ensure that diversity and equality of opportunity is integral to the organisation’s work.
o Work to administration and communication protocols efficiently to ensure that organisational systems and procedures are implemented.
o To undertake other tasks from time to time and as appropriate, that may be required by management in line with the goals of the organisation.
o To support Community Southwark’s mission, vision, values and strategic objectives.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed
1. A relevant professional/post graduate qualification (desirable)
2. Track record of developing, managing and delivering support services to the voluntary and community sector
3. Track record of developing and generating income through consultancy and bespoke training activities
4. Track record of securing both voluntary and earned income from a range of funders
5. Excellent presentation and communication skills both written and oral
6. Excellent knowledge of organisational development issues facing voluntary and community sector organisations
7. Ability to facilitate the writing of business plans and action plans and encourage the achievement of goals
8. Ability to motivate, manage and develop a team to ensure they achieve organisational objectives.
9. Good organisational and project management skills including financial planning, time management, project planning and monitoring and evaluation
10. Excellent partnership working skills and experience of working with local authorities, NHS and other sectors
Personal qualities
11. Strong team player, capable of leading and decision making whilst also considering wider issues and impact on individuals
12. Ability to prioritise and manage own workload/caseload
13. Ability to think and act strategically and develop innovative solutions
14. High level listening, influencing and negotiating skill; positive, flexible and proactive attitude
15. Strong networking and influencing skills
16. Reliability
17. A full commitment to equality of opportunity with practical ideas for its implementation within the scope of the post

Please see full Job Description for further details.

To apply:

Please send a covering letter covering all of the key points in the personal specification (no more than two-sides of A4), your CV and the equal opportunities form to our recruitment email address (listed on our website when you click on 'Apply'). 

  • Closing date: Monday 13 January (5pm)

  • Interviews: Tuesday 21 January (TBC)

Please note: we will be looking at applications on a rolling basis so we reserve the right to stop reviewing applications early. 

If you wish to have an informal conversation about the role please contact Deborah Hayman (contact information can be found on our website).

Please also read our GDPR Privacy Notice for Job Applicants.

Additional documents
Job Description (.pdf)
GDPR Privacy Notice for Applicants (.pdf)
Equal Opportunities and Monitoring Form (.docx)
More about Community Southwark
Community Southwark

Community Southwark is the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector, volunteers and social action in Southwark. Read more

Posted on: 10 December 2019
Closing date: 09 January 2020
Tags: Management,Project Management

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