Team Manager - Voluntary Sector Support (Senior Lead Officer)
Sandwell Council’s partnership with the voluntary and community sector is vital to delivering the ambitions of Vision 2030, and our grant programmes provide support to organisations in the local area to provide key activities and services to our communities.
The Voluntary Sector Support Team administers our multi-million-pound grant programme on behalf of commissioners across the council, ensuring the council’s funding is achieving value for money and contributing to our strategic priorities.
Following a council-wide review of voluntary and community sector grants, we are implementing new approaches to managing our grant programme that will provide higher level corporate oversight and decision making. This includes the introduction of a new Grant Management System to bring about more efficient processes to monitor and manage information.
Leading a small, highly-skilled team who are all currently home-based, this exciting role will ensure that we deliver an accessible and effective grants programme by providing advice, guidance and support to senior managers, commissioners and potential grant applicants, assessing grant applications and working with funded organisations to monitor and evaluate the impact of our grant making.
We are seeking a confident, outgoing, and enthusiastic individual with a tenacious approach to work to lead our Voluntary Sector Support Team and embed the changes required across the council and with our partner organisations.
You will have experience of working with the voluntary and community sector, administering grant programmes and successfully implementing change.
Key to this post is the ability to motivate and influence others at all levels through positive relationships, both internally and with external organisations in order to bring investment into our communities and achieve our vision for Sandwell of a thriving, optimistic and resilient community.
Please note the successful candidate will require a Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
Closing date: Friday 14 May 2021
Interview Dates: Tuesday 25 May and Thursday 27 May 2021
Our values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell's Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.
37 hours per week
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