Camberwell, Greater London
£35,350 per year
Permanent, Contract, Full-time
Job description

Community Southwark is the infrastructure organisation for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Southwark.

We aim to bring about positive change for people living in Southwark by championing, supporting and working with the wonderful and diverse organisations and individuals that make up the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in Southwark.

We are now looking to recruit for a newly created VCS Support Manager post. The postholder will be funded by the London Borough of Southwark as part of its contract with us for the provision of Council for Voluntary Services (CVS). They will manage a VCS Support Officer, a Policy and Participation Officer funded via the same contract, as well as between 2 and 4 other officers funded from different sources (currently this includes the VCS Support Officer (ethnic minority groups) and the Evaluation and Impact Support Officer). They will be actively working on securing funding for additional officers’ posts so that we can support our member organisations even more effectively with their capacity and capability building.

You will be an experienced and hands-on manager, ideally with experience of working in small charities, who thrives on supporting their staff and making a difference to the local communities by helping organisations rather than individuals. You will have many opportunities to demonstrate your can-do attitude as well as the ability to get things done but you need to be a strong team player who effectively facilitates the success of your team members and the wider organisation.

We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and people from the LGBTQ+ community.

Currently, all staff are required to work in the office 1-2 days a week. The hybrid way of working is likely to continue in the future. We also offer 5% employer's pension contribution and 2 volunteering days per year amongst our staff benefits. 

The post is currently being funded until 31st March 2023 but there is a string possibility of this being extended for another 4-5 years, subject to funding. 

To find out more please check the attached recruitment pack.

Application Process

Please visit our website to apply.

IMPORTANT: We are committed to ensuring our recruitment procedure is completely free from risks of unconscious bias. We therefore kindly ask you to remove your name and any indication of your gender, ethnicity or other personal information from both your CV and cover letter, that's not related to your work experience or skill set. 


Next Steps

Closing date: 9AM on Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by: Friday, 8 October 2021

Interviews: Thursday, 14 October 2021

Preferred Start Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021

More about Community Southwark
Community Southwark

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

Refreshed on: 23 September 2021
Closed date: 06 October 2021
Tags: Project Management, Volunteer Management

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