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Voluntary Sector & Equalities Development Manager

P06 £46,347 - £49,200 p.a.

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Housing and Adult Social Services
P06 £46,347 - £49,200 p.a.
Full time 35 hours per week
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222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR
P06 £46,347 - £49,200 p.a.
24/06/2018 23:59

Voluntary Sector and Equalities Development Manager

Islington’s voluntary and community sector (VCS) lies at the heart of our ambition for a fairer Islington and we are rightly proud of the contribution that the sector makes to life in the borough.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with an ability to lead and manage the council’s VCS Team in the council’s Homes and Communities Service. You will lead the team to deliver against the Council’s Corporate Priorities, the Council’s Voluntary and Community Sector Development Strategy 2016-2020 and the priorities of the council’s Homes and Communities service.

You will ensure that the council’s VCS Team works in partnership with Islington’s VCS to deliver high quality services and improved outcomes for local residents and local communities.

Working with key statutory and voluntary sector partners, you will seek to sustain and develop Islington’s strong and vibrant voluntary sector.

You will have a demonstrated knowledge of Islington’s VCS and of effective leadership, governance and management in VCS organisations. You will have experience of establishing systems to monitor, evaluate and communicate the impact that VCS organisations make to Islington. You will be able to use this knowledge to ensure that Islington’s VCS is well run, independent and resilient, and that Council funding to the VCS results in improved outcomes for residents and delivers value for money.

Your knowledge of the VCS will be supplemented with strong experience of, and commitment to, equalities work at both an operational and strategic level. You will manage the team to lead the council’s annual programme of equalities events, and you will ensure our work with the sector supports us to achieve our equalities objectives for the borough.

You will have substantial experience in building strong and effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, and an ability to manage the interface between the Council as a corporate body, the VCS and elected representatives.

Within the role, you will be expected to demonstrate the core requirements of all leadership posts with Homes and Communities, which are:

  • Leadership by example, expert in your field and able to model the role of a trusted professional to residents, colleagues and partners.
  • A clear drive and ambition to make a difference.
  • Inspiring to our people, identifying challenges and opportunities
  • Being proactive, positive and pragmatic in your behaviours and able to build quality relationships with others.
  • Commitment to delivering services to the highest professional standards and ability to motivate others to do the same through strong collegial decision-making.
  • Flexibility, openness to change and enthusiasm for developing an organisational culture that empowers, involves and drives excellence.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact John Muir, Head of Communities on or 0207 527 3264.

Closing date: Sunday 24 June 2018 at 23:59

Interview and test date: 12 & 13 July 2018

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