Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oxford, Oxfordshire
£33,273 - £37,839 per year
Contract, Until 31st December 2022, Full-time
Job description

Regional Development Officer (East Midlands)
Contract: Fixed Term Contract until 31st December 2022, Full-Time (35 hours per week)
Location: Home-based contract in either Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, or Oxfordshire
Salary: £33,273 - £37,839 per annum plus car and broadband allowance
Salary Band: Band E, Level 2
Department: Community Networks

At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research, and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

The role of Regional Development Officer (East Midlands) is one of 9 Regional Development Officers within our new Regional Development team which is part of our wider Community Networks team.

As part of the Regional Development team your role will be to develop our local community presence across the East Midlands of England, developing awareness of and engagement with the MS community by the wider community.

As a Regional Development Officer, you’ll support our local volunteer groups to develop new partnerships, share good practice, respond to local need and engage with the wider community. This includes the development of events and services, with MS professionals and local groups where appropriate, to engage the community in our work.

You’ll play an important role working in partnership with our local group volunteers and the MS Community to incorporate their needs and views into our work and will provide guidance and support to our local volunteers when developing local group services.

The role also focuses on developing our connections with communities we currently under-engage with and to support the development of informal groups within the MS community, and our relationship with them.

The post-holder will have experience of working alongside end-users in the coproduction of services or activities, and a commitment to the principles of coproduction; experience of managing the delivery of activity plans in partnership with volunteers, as well as experience of partnership working to improve local services and outcomes for beneficiaries.

The post will cover the following areas: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and Oxfordshire.

As this role covers large geographical areas, you’ll need to hold a full driving licence and have access to a car.

We offer 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

We’re in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our new 5 year strategy.

Closing Date: 9am on Monday 6th December 2021
Interview Date: Wednesday 15th December 2021


We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity. We’d be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity monitoring form on our website and submit it with your application.

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.

The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.

No agencies please.

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Regional Development Officer Job Description (.pdf)
Equality and Diversity Form (.doc)
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Posted on: 23 November 2021
Closing date: 06 December 2021
Job ref: 159243_MS
Tags: Social Care/Development, Volunteer Management
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