Senior Project Officer - Income Generation and Marketing

Groundwork South

£13,260 - £15,600 pa (FTE £22,100 - £26,000 pa)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 152636_GS

Sectors: sustainability, water & hydrology

Closing date: Monday, 21st January 2019   Closes today

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and committed team working on Phase II of the Lottery Funded Communities Prepared programme, which is taking a ground-breaking step forward for community resilience by empowering and mobilising community volunteers to prepare for, react to and help with the recovery from flooding events and other emergencies.

Senior Project Officer - Income Generation & Marketing
SALARY: £13,260 - £15,600 per annum (FTE £22,100-£26,000 per annum)
HOURS: 22.5 hours per week
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term 7th October 2021
OPERATIONAL AREA: Southern England (with national travel)
LOCATION: Flexible Location (ideally Bristol)

Starting in October 2018, Communities Prepared Phase II is being developed over a three year period as an innovative national roll-out resource with a centralised Hub and Digital Platform. The Hub will include; staff; website; adaptable community resources; training and a train the trainer programme; advice, community development and support; development of the Community Flood and Emergency Cycle and a smartphone App. All to be provided through a three tiered membership support package. 

Main Duties

  • Aim to market our services to Communities, Community Leaders, Local Authorities and Parish and Town Councils and Resilience Networks
  • Assist local communities seeking flood resilience training and support, and third party partners acting on their behalf, to secure funding, with the aim of providing the project free at the point of delivery
  • Research funding opportunities, and work alongside the Groundwork Development team write bids and tender responses
  • Alongside the Programme Manager create a 3 year business plan for the project and execute the deliverables of this plan
  • Use various tools to understand the marketplace, customers and a tiered membership offer
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships to support income generation
  • Develop tiered membership system harnessing digital technology opportunities
  • Test marketing and online sales models for the Communities Prepared project, such as the use of social media and blogs
  • Be willing to undertake a team approach to the project, deputising for the Communities Prepared Programme Manager and supporting the Community Development and Training Senior Project Officer
  • As part of the Communities Prepared team interpret and share the collective learning around community resilience, community emergency planning and response
  • Alongside the Community Development and Training Senior Project Officer support the delivery of training sessions to communities (including some evening and weekend sessions)
  • Develop and collate fundraising tools and other materials which can be used on various platforms (Website, Community Resources and Development of the Community Flood and Emergency Cycle)
  • Monitor progress against agreed targets and outcomes in relation to income generation and marketing, contributing to reports to the funder and partners
  • Travel nationally to meet the above duties

* PLEASE NOTE - Communities Prepared Phase II - Outline Briefing can be downloaded on our website.

Groundwork South is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects we work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Employment and Greener Living & Working.

In return we offer:

  • 25 days per annum plus English Bank Holidays
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

Closing Date: 21st January 2019
Interview Date: 31st January 2019


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'More information' link to be directed to our site. There you can download the application pack.

CVs will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response. 

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service. We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post. If you consider yourself to have a disability and would like to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme please complete the Guaranteed Interview Scheme form (at the top of our current vacancies page) and submit this with your application. We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery.

Groundwork South is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age. A copy of our Equality and Diversity policy may also be made available to candidates on request.

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