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Engagement Officer

Cornwall VSF

Hours: 0.4 (14 hours)
Salary: £32,000 (FTE)
Location: Hybrid - Cornwall

Role title: Engagement Officer

Salary: From £32,000 FTE pro rata

Hours: 0.4 FTE 2 Days per week to include a Tuesday If you are interested in this post but are looking for a full-time role, applications to combine this role with the Cornwall Youth Work Collective Development Coordinator will be considered. This will bring the role up to a full-time post.

Reports to: CEO

Place of work: Hybrid, both home based and visits to our Redruth office, support VCSE at sites and attendance at meetings, training, and networking events, when required

Duration: Fixed term for 18 months, with hopes to secure continuation funding

Thematic work areas: Children, young people, and families.


To effectively engage with a diverse range of VCSE organisations and stakeholders in Cornwall. You will use a wide range of mediums for engagement opportunities. These include meetings, workshops, consultations, surveys, events, conferences etc.   To strengthen our alliance-based model of engagement by expanding existing alliances and creating new ones.  To bring the voice of the sector into the new integrated care area forums. To bring together the VCSE sector around pertinent issues, so they can meet the needs of their beneficiaries and achieve their organisational outcomes.   To represent the VCSE sector, amplifying its voice, increasing its influence, fostering collaboration and co-producing action.

Key Duties

  • Manage a number of thematic alliances – groups of VCSE organisations who come together around a shared theme or agenda.
  • Sit on one of the integrated care areas to ensure the voice of the VCSE is brought into the discussion, development and delivery of place-based services.
  • Be the first point of contact for collaboration with the VCSE and public/private sectors to ensure the sector maximises opportunities to collaborate and achieve shared priorities.
  • Develop and facilitate new thematic alliances bringing together different parts of the VCSE sector system under one thematic area.
  • Use a wide variety of mediums to engage with the VCSE sector so they can tell their story first-hand and therefore build profile and influence.
  • Ensure that VCSE members are kept abreast of the most recent policy, legislation, and best practice guidance so they stand the best chance of achieving their service priorities underpinned by strong evidence.
  • Provide timely advice, and support to VCSE organisations to enable them to be adaptable, agile, and responsive to the needs of individuals and communities.
  • Facilitate creative conversations, undertake research, and deliver consultation events using different mediums.
  • Develop working groups and help to mobilise new initiatives so that we can co-design, test and pilot innovative ideas and solutions.
  • Pro-actively engage with VCSE providing support to BAME, vulnerable and at-risk communities. Ensuring that they are actively involved wherever possible in the co-design and co-production of community interventions.
  • Work closely with the CEO and Communications Officers to ensure that they support VCSE. Ensure information/intelligence is shared with relevant stakeholders in an easy-to-read format and tailored towards the target audience.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a CV supported by a covering letter of no more than 3 sides of A4 outlining your motivation for applying and highlighting how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role, as set out in the brief.   Please include your referees within this application.  We will not approach them without your consent.

Please make it clear in your application if you are applying for the combination of Development Coordinator and Engagement Officer roles.

Applications should be sent to [email protected].  We treat all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other equality characteristic.

Closing date: Sunday 3rd September 2023