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Regional Development Officer (North West)

Position:
Regional Development Officer (North West)
Location:
Home based in either Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire or Merseyside
Salary:
£33,273 - £37,839 per annum plus excellent benefits
Closing date:
9am on Monday 10 May 2021

About us

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 you

As part of our team you'll develop our local community presence across the North West of England, developing awareness of and engagement with the MS community.

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.

You'll develop our connections with communities we currently under-engage with and support the development of informal groups within the MS community, and our relationship with them.

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

The post will cover Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and the Isle of Man and there will be occasional travel to London.

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), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

We’re in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which 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

  1. Send your cv and a covering letter to [email protected]
  2. Please tell us what set working hours per week you're currently interested in applying for.
  3. Remember to put the job title in the subject header. You can find it at the top of this page.
  4. When we get your application we'll send you an automatic email to confirm we've received it. We aim to inform you of the outcome of your application within two weeks of the deadline for applying.

Your covering letter

Your covering letter should tell us why you want this role and how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. If you're currently employed it would be helpful for us to know what your current salary is and how much notice you need to give your current employer.

Equal opportunities 

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and to fair and transparent recruitment processes. So we'd be grateful if you'd complete our equal opportunity monitoring form. It's for our monitoring purposes only. The selection panel will not see it at any stage of the selection process

We're a Disability Confident employer. If you consider yourself disabled, we hope you will feel able to tell us about any adjustments you need if invited for interview. And any adjustments you might need to your working environment if you came to work for us.