Network Development Manager
Location: Flexible, with UK-wide travel required
Hours: full-time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £36,250 (London) or £34,210 (Rest of UK)
Contract type: 18 months fixed term contract
Closing date: 09.00am on Wednesday 27th January 2021
Who we are?
Versus Arthritis is the UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting people with arthritis, we pride ourselves in cultivating a society that creates change and gives strength to over 10 million people living with arthritis and related conditions in the UK. We support world class research and advanced treatments that help achieve life-changing breakthroughs in our push to beat arthritis together. We are a community of people from carers to researchers, healthcare professionals, friends, parents and fundraisers. We are all united in our ambition to ensure that one day, no one will have to live with the pain, fatigue and isolation that arthritis causes.
Involvement, Influencing and Support
The Network Development Manager plays an integral role as part of our exciting new ambition that wherever you are in the UK there should be a Local Touchpoint with Versus Arthritis. We have co-designed alongside people with arthritis and other stakeholders a new local delivery model which has a variety of different roles for people to take locally and become a 'Local Touchpoint' with Versus Arthritis. During 2021 and 2022 we will be testing these roles across six sites in the UK and ensuring that we learn as much as we can for a future roll out. We are building a team of people to develop and deliver this test and learn phase and this is a pivotal role focused on preparing and supporting that team for success. This role sits within our Involvement & Volunteering Department (Headed by the Project Lead), which is focused on developing and enabling best practice involvement and volunteering across the charity. The role will, however, work across the UK with all employees linked to the project, whether as part of a core project team, local delivery sites or UK-wide teams.
About the role
In order for our new Together Versus Arthritis initiative to make the most impact for people with arthritis you will play a key role in building local and UK-wide networks of 'Local Touchpoint volunteers'.
Prior to launch you will begin by developing the standards and process across six different sites. Once we have launched you will guide and support the employees who support them based in each site so that we achieve consistency, quality and a focus on learning and sharing.
You will manage a small team of UK-wide role(s) focused on making Together Versus Arthritis a success whilst ensuring that you collaborate with colleagues across all nations and a variety of functions.
What we are looking for?
To be successful in the role, you will be committed Versus Arthritis values and behaviours and demonstrate the following:
KNOWLEDGE: Best practice in volunteer recruitment and management
SKILLS: Collaborative working with people across the UK including remotely based workers, including strong communication skills.
EXPERIENCE: Working on volunteer-delivered projects/initiatives
How to apply
To apply you MUST submit:
- A concise, up-to-date CV
- along with a completed supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification
For further information on how to apply to the role please visit Versus Arthritis Careers page
Closing Date: 9am on Wednesday 27th January 2021
We advise candidates to apply early as we reserve the right to close applications ahead of this date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Interviews to be held week commencing 1st February 2020 via Microsoft Teams
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions the postholder will initially be working from home and thereafter based at one of our national offices