At Locality our goal is simple: to help local community organisations be the best that they can be and to create a supportive environment for their work.

Locality is looking for a Development Manager, with a focus on Bristol and the South West, to join our ‘Services’ Team.

You’ll be working as part of a team providing tailored support to community groups of all sizes and to local authorities and other bodies. You will lead this work in Bristol and the South West and will provide line management and support to two Development Officers.

Download the Job Description and Person Specification

About The Role

Our workplace is one where different experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued, and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop.

You will be part of a wider team with specialities across a range of specialisms from governance to fundraising, and from communications to social impact, taking inspiration from interacting with a fantastic network of member organisations.

In this role you would be :

  • Engaging with members across the region and developing relevant services
  • Contributing to business development and meeting agreed income targets
  • Helping to lead, develop and deliver a service delivery/consultancy team
  • Influencing and shaping the operating environment – leading on key activities
  • Taking on one or more team leadership roles in respect of the above

Your Experience

You’ll be bringing your experience of the diversity of the people and communities we serve as well as:

  • Knowledge and confidence which will enable you to deliver great advice and consultancy support to a range of organisations including local authorities, community and voluntary organisations, Universities and funders.
  • Skills to help deliver programmes in your region for example workshop facilitation, research, events planning, finance, communications, fundraising, producing reports or case studies.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Project management and budgeting skills
  • Commitment to quality

Our Diversity Policy

The sector in which Locality works is often dominated by people from white privileged backgrounds. We are looking for people that bring a different perspective so that we better reflect the communities we serve. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our organisation and sector, such as Disabled people and people from communities experiencing racial inequity.

Where we have candidates of equal merit, we will prioritise selection and appointment of people who are from such backgrounds.

How To Apply

We strongly encourage you to look carefully at our website and find out about our work and our projects

If you would like to chat with someone about this role, please email to arrange a time to speak .

When you are ready to make your application, you will need to click on the button below and you will then be asked some basic questions about yourself. After this you will be asked to answer 5 questions to help us assess your suitability for this role. You can save your answers and return to these. Once you have completed these questions you will be asked to upload your CV.

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Other information

We expect the role to be full time, however, in line with our flexible working policies, if you would like to suggest alternative arrangements, just let us know.

Locality have recently been awarded Investors In People Gold accreditation backing up our own survey where all staff felt that Locality was a great employer.

Initial interviews are scheduled online for 4 January 2022 – you will need to have access to a computer with a camera and microphone and internet access.

Final interviews are scheduled for 12 January 2022.

If you have any queries on the application process please email Sheila on