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Regional Development Officer (East Midlands)

Regional Development Officer (East Midlands)
Home-based contract in either Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire or Oxfordshire
£33,273 - £37,839 per annum plus car and broadband allowance
Closing date:
9am on Monday 6 December 2021

At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

The role of Regional Development Officer (East Midlands) is one of nine regional development officers within our new Regional Development team which is part of our wider Community Networks team.

As part of the Regional Development team your role will be to develop our local community presence across the East Midlands of England, developing awareness of and engagement with the MS community by the wider community.

This is a fixed term contract until 31 December 2022

About you

As a Regional Development Officer you’ll support our local volunteer groups to develop new partnerships, share good practice, respond to local need and engage with the wider community. This includes the development of events and services with MS professionals and local groups to engage the community in our work.

You’ll play an important role working in partnership with our local group volunteers and the MS community to incorporate their needs and views into our work. And you'll provide guidance and support to our local volunteers when developing local group services.

The role also focuses on developing our connections with communities that we currently under-engage with. And to support the development of informal groups within the MS community, and our relationship with them.

You'll have experience of working alongside end-users in the co-production of services or activities, and a commitment to the principles of coproduction. Experience of managing the delivery of activity plans in partnership with volunteers. And experience of working in partnerships to improve local services and outcomes for beneficiaries.

The post will cover the following areas: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

As this role covers large geographical areas you’ll need to hold a full driving licence and have access to a car.

We offer 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), a travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

We’re in the middle of an exciting, transformational, period that builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our new 5 year strategy.

How to apply

In order to apply for this role, please submit an updated CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the criteria as set out in the person specification in the attached job description.

The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.

The full list of UK visas and permits that grant you the right to work in the UK can be found on the UK government website. We don’t have a sponsor licence with the Home Office and can't support you with making a visa application.

Completed applications are to be emailed to [email protected]

Please contact the HR Team via [email protected] if you require any reasonable adjustments to apply for this role or would like to discuss the role in confidence.

We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity. We’d be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity monitoring form on our website and submit it with your application. The form can be downloaded from here:

As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 6 December 2021
Interview date: Wednesday 15 December 2021