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.
After a highly successful Phase I and as part of our sustainability and legacy planning, 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; a website; adaptable community resources; training and a train the trainer programme; advice; community development and support; all centred around a Community Flood and Emergency Cycle and provided through a tiered membership support package.
We are looking for an enthusiastic part-time Senior Project Officer to focus on the development aspects of this project, generating project income and helping communities to successfully fundraise in order to secure the support they need to become more resilient. The successful candidate will also be a confident and effective communicator, able to develop and implement a plan and resources for marketing our services to community groups and those who work with them.
-Market our services to communities, community leaders, Local Authorities, Parish and Town Councils, and resilience networks
-Assist local communities seeking 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 to 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 develop our tiered membership offer
-Build and maintain strong partnerships to support income generation for the project
-Test marketing and online sales models for the Communities Prepared project, such as the use of social media and blogs
-Work with consultants on the development of the Communities Prepared digital platform to ensure it meets the needs of communities across the country
-Develop and collate fundraising tools and other materials for sharing online and directly with communities
-As part of the Communities Prepared team interpret and share the collective learning around community resilience, community emergency planning and response
-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 required (including attending/helping to deliver some evening and weekend training sessions to communities)
-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