Development Manager

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Location: Helensburgh
Category: Development
Type: Freelance
Salary: £7500 contract

Development Manager – Helensburgh Community Hub

Helensburgh Community Hall Ltd
Closing 11th December 2020

Contract Value of £7500 Flexible Short -Term Contract (with possibility of extension).
An opportunity to be involved at the beginning of an exciting new enterprise to establish a community HUB in Helensburgh. Excellent IT skills and relevant experience in a community development role required.

Key Responsibilities will include:

Working with the Board, staff team and members, to promote Helensburgh Community Hub’s vision and mission.
Contributing to good governance and liaison with the Board. This role is responsible for working closely with the Board and implementing the strategic direction of the organisation.
Managing core tenants and new lets from user groups including over-seeing the allocation of space in the building.
New service development in response to evolving user needs including looking for new user groups and partners. This includes developing, launching, consolidating and supporting new services but also investigating opportunities and winning new business.
Support to the Board with fundraising and bid writing for both grants and tenders
Financial stability: The Manager will be responsible for lets and managing costs including financial recording, reporting and day to day admin.
Strategic links – representation on relevant local groups and liaison with sector partners, the local authority etc.
The recruitment and induction of any new staff and the on-going line management of the whole team as it may grow over time.
The recruitment and induction of volunteers and on-going volunteer development.
Overseeing and managing the communication strategy to promote the Hub.
Marketing. Ensuring there is a clear, strategic and achievable marketing plan to reach more key demographics
Monitoring and evaluating the impact of our services. Liaising with funders and completing monitoring reports. The Manager will report directly to the Board.
Covid risk management and mitigation measures.
Person Specification

Essential Skills

The Development Manager must have:

Proven experience in a community development, including service and line management experience
Financial management experience and understanding of financial controls
Knowledge of the issues that may place people at a disadvantage engaging in community activities
Knowledge and understanding of social care, how this is delivered and current challenges in this area
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
Proficiency in appropriate software which may be required for the position
Planning and organising skills at an individual and project level
Desirable Skills

Knowledge of relevant legislation and frameworks
Knowledge of the voluntary sector
Understanding of local authority and health and social care partnership structures
Experience in project management, from conception to delivery
Contract Period and expected hours

This current contract is time limited to SLF requirements. The Development Manager will work on a flexible basis to accommodate the needs of the service. Attending evening meetings or working weekends may be required.