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Title:  Community Investment Officer

Location: 

Worcester, West Midlands, GB, WR1 3ZQ

Department:  Community Investment and Sustainability
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  50532

Sanctuary Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and community services. With around 13,000 employees, we maintain a culture where diversity is valued and talent is nurtured and rewarded.

 

Community Investment Officer

 

Worcester

 

£27,819 per annum (rising to £29,283 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

 

35 hours per week

 

 

Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary Group employs more than 13,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service.

 

We are looking for someone with a passion for making a difference in communities to join our Community Investment team. With an understanding of and compassion for the challenges faced by people experiencing hardship, you will be part of a UK-wide network, with the opportunity to shape Community Investment across Sanctuary Group, making a difference to the lives of thousands of people.

 

 The role of Community Investment Officer will include:

  • Coordinating the Grand Ideas Fund and ad hoc projects
  • Ensuring all regional programmes and projects are delivered in line with contractual requirements, putting in place accurate contract documentation and ensuring that outcomes and outputs are monitored and achieved
  • Reviewing grant applications from charities and community groups, awarding funding and monitoring the results
  • Providing contract administration for all Community Investment Fund grants and supporting colleagues in key neighbourhoods in England and Scotland
  • Using, developing and maintaining effective communication mediums tools, techniques and channels to promote the team’s activities and projects

 

Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience working with charities or community groups, or prior experience administering a grant programme is essential
  • Strong communication skills are required, as duties will include writing, presenting, listening and proof reading
  • With the ability to influence and negotiate, you will also be adept at building and maintaining positive and productive relationships 
  • Proven experience managing multiple partnerships and projects, with the ability to prioritise workloads
  • Demonstrable experience in bringing new ideas, backed by project management processes
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficient user in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Line management to other staff

 

Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • 25 days leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Health & well-being plans
  • Discounted products & services
  • Personal advice and counselling
  • Family-friendly arrangements
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities

 

To view the job profile please click here

 

Closing Date: 24 September 2019

 

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

 

‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’

 

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We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
Sanctuary Group is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.