Wandsworth Grants and Project Support Officer

London (Greater)
£28,452 to £34,479 per annum
22 Jan 2021
07 Feb 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

This is an exciting new role within the Wandsworth Voluntary Sector team and wider Community and Partnerships Team.  It will give you wide experience of working within a public sector environment and with the voluntary sector to achieve tangible and positive outcomes for local people.  The role involves close working with a range of different Council departments, the voluntary sector and other statutory services.   You will be an excellent communicator that can understand different stakeholder priorities and issues and propose solutions for a variety of audiences.  The role requires excellent report writing skills with good attention to detail.  

The role is fast paced and will require projects to be managed concurrently.  An ability to re-prioritise workloads at short notice will be an important skill in this role.

You will work closely with other Council colleagues, the Voluntary Sector Co-ordination Service (run by Wandsworth Care Alliance) and other lead agencies in the Covid-19 response on engaging and listening to residents, advising on submitting funding applications and facilitating the grant assessment and monitoring process.

This is a good opportunity for somebody keen to develop grant administration and assessment skills within a Council setting.

For an informal discussion please contact Melissa Watson, Voluntary Sector Partnership Manager on melissa.watson@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

The Community and Partnerships Team provides support to the wider Council to enable it to put our communities first. Creating, building and sustaining good working relationships with residents, a range of local stakeholders including the voluntary sector is one of the ways in which the Team helps the Council achieve its aims. The Team is responsible for community engagement and helping the Council to listen effectively to residents, supporting ward Councillors to engage local people, residents and customers as well as supporting our colleagues and partners with embedding best practice in community engagement.  Our Team’s role is to help bring our stakeholders closer to the services and responsibilities of the Council and facilitate worthwhile engagement opportunities that are fair, accessible and transparent.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed hours and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date:  Sunday 7th February 2021

Shortlisting Date: w/c Monday 8th February 2021

Interview Date: w/c Monday 15th February 2021

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Covid-19 employment advice:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are adhering to all government and public health guidance on safe working practices during the pandemic.  For the foreseeable future we are encouraging all employees, where reasonably possible, to work from home.  Employees will be given access to appropriate equipment to enable them to work from home and fulfil their work duties.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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