Trainee Organisation Development Worker - Macc

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Published date: 
Wednesday, 14th October 2020

Do you want to work with Manchester’s amazing and diverse voluntary, community and social enterprise sector? Are you able to build trusting and collaborative relationships with people and organisations? Could you communicate advice clearly and tactfully whilst offering development support? Are you willing to undertake training and learning in the role? If you want to be a champion of improving outcomes for the people of Manchester and can put support and collaboration at the heart of everything you do, then this could be the perfect role for you!

Macc has an opportunity to appoint an Trainee Organisation Development to join its small, established and successful Capacity Building Team which supports charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises to develop and flourish. This is a chance to bring your life experiences and transferrable skills to learn and develop how to work with community organisations. Macc particularly want to reach out to people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBT and disabled people to bring your insights and experiences to enhance its team and approach.

Macc will support the appointed trainee to learn how to help groups develop good governance, understand their roles and responsibilities, set clear organisational visions and plan for funding. The post works alongside two experienced Organisation Development Workers as well as a range of other staff with unique knowledge of community activity across the city. Macc will offer a mixture of shadowing, mentoring and training to help the right candidate develop their skills and knowledge in a supportive environment.

Working for a high-profile and well respected collaborator and advocate of Manchester’s thriving Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector, a ‘people person’, able to listen well and communicate clearly, be reliable, adaptable and keen to learn more about the work of the sector. Experience of voluntary and community groups would be helpful but is not essential.

Based in the heart of city centre Manchester, this role is fixed term for 12 months from start date (continuation dependent on business need and funding). Macc is currently operating on a working from home basis until further notice but are able to provide a supportive online induction process. Subject to Government and local restrictions, it hopes to offer the new starter a face-to-face meeting as part of this induction.

If you have the passion and experience to make a real success of this exciting opportunity, then Macc would love to hear from you! 

Period of contract: Fixed-term to October 2021

Macc is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all parts of the community in Manchester.

Interviews to be held on: Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 November 2020

Please note that CVs will not be accepted

Please note that all applications must be accompanied by a signed copy of the GDPR Privacy Notice for Job Applicants and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Please mark applications for the attention of Pauline Clark,

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Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £20,808 per annum
Location: Manchester
Deadline: 12pm, 29 October, 2020