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Vacancies at Locality

Communications Officer – Locality

Part-time Administrator – Locality

Vacancies at Locality members

Senior Investment Manager – Big Issue Invest

Investment Analyst – Big Issue Invest

Mental Health and Well Being Advisors x2 – Cooltan Arts

Training Manager – Community Organisers Ltd (Co-Co)

Director of Operations – Toynbee Hall

Deputy Manager – Manor Gardens pre-School

People Resourcing & Development Manager – Toynbee Hall

Finance Controller – Bootstrap Company


Communications Officer – Locality

£33,256pa (fixed term)

This is an opportunity for a committed Communications professional to join the team at Locality – the leading nationwide network of community enterprises, development trusts, settlements and social action centres.

The role covers the breadth of communications responsibilities promoting Locality and its government programmes of Community Rights, Neighbourhood Planning, Our Place and Community Organisers including events. Working closely with the communications team and delivery staff to implement strategies, you will publicise significant milestones and communities’ achievements to the media and through websites, emails and other promotions, co-ordinating across social media platforms.

You will have knowledge of different communications channels and audience segmentation, as well as an understanding of the community or third sector. This position requires excellent written and editing skills and the ability to balance the priorities of many projects. You will have strong IT skills including experience of content management systems (CMS), email software such as Mail Chimp, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems such as Salesforce.

Fixed term until March 2015. The duration of this contract may be extended, and if applicable will be discussed with the post holder at the appropriate time.

Download the Communications Officer job description.

Download the Communications Officer application form.

Send your completed application to

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 30 April 2014. Interviews will be held on 7 May.


Part-time Administrator (17.5hrs pw)

Fixed Term Contract to 31.03.15

Salary is £13,065pa

We are looking to appoint an Administrator to work on the Our Place programme which is a high profile, fast-moving £4.3 million programme to support 120+ communities across England work towards making local services in their neighbourhoods better for all. We need a programme Administrator as a lynch-pin and first point of contact, to co-ordinate the many inter-connected activities and to support the programme manager and programme officer.  Please read the job description and work brief for this role for further information.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Thursday, 24th April 2014.  To apply please send an email and CV to

The role requires an immediate start with Interviews being held on Friday 25th April 2014.


Senior Investment Manager – Big Issue Invest

Big Issue Invest (BII), a subsidiary of The Big Issue, is a leading provider of finance to scale-up social enterprises in the UK.

BII is looking to hire a Senior Investment Manager to help source, appraise, structure and execute social enterprise investment deals, and monitor and support a portfolio of social enterprise clients.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong finance or investment background interested in moving into the fast developing field of social investment.

For full details and to apply, visit the BII website.

Deadline for applications 30 April 2014.


Investment Analyst – Big Issue Invest

Big Issue Invest (BII), a subsidiary of The Big Issue, is a leading provider of finance to scale-up social enterprises in the UK.

BII is looking to hire an Investment Analyst to support the senior investment team in the sourcing, due diligence and execution of social investment deals.

BII is looking for a candidate who is socially driven and who has strong financial analysis skills. The key requirements include a solid understanding of accounting and financial analysis, the ability to work effectively as part of a small team, and an interest in the aims of social enterprise.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong finance or investment background interested in moving into the fast developing field of social investment.

For full details and to apply, visit the BII website.

Deadline for applications 30 April 2014.


Mental Health and Well Being Advisors x2 – Cooltan Arts

£25,000 pro rata,pPart time 15 hours a week (2 days)

An exciting opportunity has arisen at CoolTan Arts. It is looking for two part-time Mental Health Well Being Advisors

This role will pilot an exciting new service, to provide an innovative GP referral system of Arts on Referral (AoR) for people with low level mental-distress, building on the 23 year model established by CoolTan Arts (CA) for people with more severe mental ill-health; to enable CCGs to commission Social Prescribing, including Arts on referral (AoR). Increasing Cooltan’s referrals and the personal budget holder’s opportunities.

The post-holders will also provide GP surgeries with a dedicated creative mental Wellbeing Adviser, skilled in developing individual wellbeing plans for users of the health service.

Please email to request an application pack.

Closing date: 29 April 2014.


Co-Co Training Manager

£35,000 per annum for 35 hours per week
(+ London weighting if applicable)

Community Organisers Ltd (CoCo) is the legacy body for the national Community Organisers programme run by Locality and funded by the Office for Civil Society, which comes to an end in summer 2015. CoCo aims to continue the programme’s work to nurture a new, grassroots movement for community organising emerging directly from the hopes and concerns of neighbourhoods all over England.

CoCo will be a training organisation, a solidarity network for Community Organisers (COs), and a champion for community organising.

The role aims to support the development of CoCo as the legacy body for the national Community Organisers programme, with a strong focus on developing and managing CoCo’s provision of training in the Foundations of Community Organising, the Digital Organising course that CoCo has developed and other training.

Please read the CoCo Training Manager job description and send your CV along with a personal statement explaining why you are interested, what you would bring to the role, and how you meet the person specification above to and copy to

Deadline for applications: 12 May 2014, interviews will be held on 20 May 2014.

Aiming for start date (or at least availability) in June, before the national Community Organisers Action Camp (20-23 June).


Director of Operations – Toynbee Hall

Circa £55,000 pa

Toynbee Hall has pioneered ways to tackle poverty and disadvantage for 130 years, influencing social policy and working with the local communities to voice their needs and concerns. Today Toynbee Hall supports over 12,000 people locally and leads regional partnerships supporting a further 20,000 Londoners. Its highly regarded portfolio of services includes debt and legal advice, financial inclusion, wellbeing, youth and learning services.

Toynbee Hall is now recruiting to the new post of Director of Operations. In this role you will lead a large team of staff and volunteers, enabling them to deliver excellent services, capturing evidence and leading the development and co-design of work on prevention and early intervention, developing Toynbee’s influential voice to bring about social change in an increasingly digital world.

You will be passionate and ambitious about eradicating poverty, tackling the causes of disadvantage, not just dealing with the symptoms. A natural leader and facilitator you will be committed to developing people and working collaboratively whilst being an information and knowledge enthusiast. You will also be rigorous in ensuring Toynbee Hall has the best models, policies and practice in place that deliver demonstrable change.

To apply please go to Toynbee Hall’s website and download an application pack or email to request an application pack.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, 30 April 2014. Interviews will be held on 9 May.

For informal enquiries and/or to arrange to visit Toynbee Hall please contact


Deputy Manager – Manor Gardens pre-School

£21,960 – £23,240 p.a. (depending on experience)

The Manor Gardens Pre-School has provided childcare for children under five in North Islington for over 60 years.

It is looking for a practitioner with the Early Years Teacher qualification and at least 2 years’ work experience in a childcare setting.

Starting in post at the beginning of the autumn term in September, s/he will have good knowledge and understanding of child development, of safeguarding and child protection responsibilities and the ability to deputise for the Manager.

The post holder will work alongside the Manager and a second Deputy.

For a recruitment pack, please email: or download via www.manorgardenscentre.org

Closing date for applications: 30 May 2014

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in the week commencing 16 June 2014.


People Resourcing & Development Manager – Toynbee Hall

£30,000-£35,000 per annum, full time

Toynbee Hall has pioneered ways to tackle poverty and disadvantage for 130 years, influencing social policy and working with the local communities to voice their needs and concerns. Today its team of 70 staff and 140 volunteers support over 12,000 people locally. Toynbee’s highly regarded portfolio of services includes debt and legal advice, financial inclusion, wellbeing, youth and learning services.

This exciting new role will lead the development and implementation of Toynbee hall’s People Resourcing and Development Plan. It will work collaboratively with the management and service teams to make sure Toynbee has the right staff and volunteers in place to deliver its strategic aims and objectives and that it develops all its people to enable them to reach their full potential.

You will need to be passionate about eradicating poverty. You will be a people’s person, committed to ensuring we have the best models, policies and practice in place for staff and volunteer management.

To apply please go to the website and download an application pack: www.toynbeehall.org.uk/careers or email to request an application pack.

Closing date is 12 noon, Tuesday 6 May 2014.
Interviews will be held on Monday 12 May 2014

For any queries about the role please contact or


Finance Controller – Bootstrap Company

Bootstrap Company in Dalston is looking for a Finance Controller to lead and manage the finance control, admin, monitoring and reporting systems in order to underpin Bootstrap Company’s services and charitable work in a sustainable way.

You will provide guidance and support on financial matters to the board and CEO and ensure that finacial reports and systems are kept in an accurate and timely manner. You’ll be a member of the Management team and deputise for the CEO.

To find out more visit Bootstrap Company’s website.

Deadline for applications is 16 May.