Connections Officer

Closing date: August 31, 2022
Closing time: 21:00
Salary: £22,277 pro rata

Hours: 28 hours worked a week across 4 days
Job Type: Temporary-1 year with the possibility of extension
Location: Hybrid working (with at least 1-day /week based at our office in Yate town centre)

Background to CVS South GloucestershireCVS South Gloucestershire is the infrastructure or umbrella body for the community voluntary sector in this area. We believe that every voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisation should be valued, understood & well run with opportunities to evolve and grow.What do we do?At CVS South Gloucestershire, we support our local charities, voluntary groups, and social enterprises in build stronger communities. We empower local people and groups to come together and take collective action that provides solutions to meet common problems by:• Providing high quality support services to develop the capability and capacity of local voluntary and community (VCSE) organisations• Enabling communities to have a strong voice locally and further afield and working with them to help find and deliver their own solutions• Supporting community/VCSE groups to work together, sharing knowledge and expertise• Supporting the development of good leadership in our communities and VCSE groups• Promoting Active Citizenship across South GloucestershireRole DescriptionCharities, community groups and social enterprises are now more important within our society than ever before, with interest in volunteering and local level support at an all-time high.The aim of this role is to maximise the opportunities presented by all types of funders and supporters and to link-up the VCSE sector to these opportunities to generate income/resources and to deliver services.In this role you will support bidding for, and planning delivery of, public sector contracts and grants, identify funding and income opportunities (including trading and grants), facilitate partnerships, advise groups and organisations on funding and bidding, and to develop and nurture links with private sector businesses to benefit VCSE organisations, maximising the resources invested in the South Gloucestershire VCSE. informationWelcome applications from people within protected characteristics groups since these groups are currently under-represented within our organisation and we work with a wide range of diverse groups and individuals in South Gloucestershire.

How to apply

Contact for further information and application form: or call on 07968 912562 and leave a message for a call back from our CEO, Steve

Closing date: 31 August 2022