CVS Cheshire East
£26,000 p.a. (Full Time Equivalent)
We are happy to consider part-time, full-time (35 hours)
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 16 April, 2024 - 10:00

Will you be our next sector development officer?

Multiple roles - part and full time hours considered

About Us

We are delighted to be seeking several Development Officers to join us. Our vision is for VCFSE organisations of all sizes and sectors to be recognised and valued for the impact they have in our community. CVS Cheshire East provides VCFSE organisations with capacity-building support - facilitating networks, conducting research, representing the sector at a statutory level and promoting and facilitating volunteering. We also manage funded projects and carry out consultation work that supports our vision and makes us sustainable.

Our Values

  • Curiosity
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Evidence Based
  • Connectivity
  • Inclusion

Why Join Us? 

At CVS Cheshire East, we are committed to ensuring that voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise (VCFSE) organisations thrive. Our mission is to foster sustainability, connectivity, resilience, and visibility within these communities, making a tangible impact where it matters most. 


25 days’ annual leave, plus 3 additional days gifted over Christmas. This is in addition to statutory holidays.

Flexible working as standard.

We encourage time off to undertake volunteering.

What We're Looking For: 

You don’t have to have worked in the Voluntary Sector before, but we need you to recognise the value these organisations play in our communities. You might be an experienced trainer, you might be someone who loves working with new people every day, and you might have worked in organisations linked to Health and Social Care. Whatever your background, if you are able and passionate about developing and maintaining relationships with a whole range of people, are willing to learn how best to support unique and amazing organisations and want to contribute to making a difference to people in our communities, we want to hear from you.

About the role:

The purpose of this role is to offer excellent capacity-building assistance across our range of membership organisations. You will facilitate growth opportunities, gather sector insights and provide tailored guidance as well as signposting.

Key Responsibilities:

VCFSE Sector Development (15%)

  • Support organisations to develop their knowledge and skills in the following areas;

- Governance, organisation strategy, financial strategy, monitoring and evaluation, volunteer management, trustee development and funding applications. This support will primarily be through a one-to-many model and occasionally through paid-for one-to-one support to individual organisations.

Insights and Research (25%)

  • Research the VCFSE sector across Cheshire East, understanding:

- How statutory and health services interact and evolve.

- How changes impact and affect VCFSE organisations and the people within this community.

  • Collect insights from interaction with the sector and analyse findings with your work colleagues.
  • Keep abreast of the latest information and updates within this sector.

Networking (20%)

  • Facilitate networking and collaborative working between organisations.
  • Attend statutory/health meetings, contribute VCFSE sector insights into these meetings and share insights gained with the team and then back to relevant VCFSE organisations.

Administration (15%)

  • Understand and implement the key principles of monitoring and evaluation as an improvement tool.
  • Recording all interactions on Salesforce for dissemination and analysis.

Project & Stakeholder Management (25%)

  • Prioritise workload and deliver the requirements within a set parameter of time.
  • Develop, maintain and manage a diverse range of stakeholder relationships.
  • Be an active team member and contribute to CVS projects as they arise.

Application Details: 

Deadline: 10am Tuesday 16th April

Shortlist confirmed: Thursday 18th April

Interviews: Friday 26th April (in person, alternative arrangements can be made on request)

We only accept completed application forms which directly address the person specification. Agencies are not required.

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