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Grants and Communications Officer
Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Help us to give money away … its not as easy as you think.
Community First are looking for someone with a good eye for detail, the ability to analyse applications and confidence talking with all sorts of people, to help us administer the grants we award to Charities in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
As our part time Grants and Communications Officer you will be responsible for promoting Community First's work, advertising grants, analysing applications, advising Grants panels, awarding grants and following up progress.
Herefordshire Mind is the largest specialist voluntary sector mental health organisation in Herefordshire, with a turnover of £1 million and 50 staff working across three locations. We have 40 years’ experience of working to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing and we won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.
Our mission is to provide quality support, whilst raising awareness and promoting understanding about mental health issues. With this in mind, we provide empowering community based support, education and outreach, residential and housing services.
Having endured savage cuts to commissioned services, our strategic focus is to rebuild our portfolio of services through fundraising, income from our nursing/residential services and building a stronger volunteer base. We are committed to securing a sustainable future for the organisation in order to continue serving our community for many years to come.
The role of Trustees
As Trustees, we work with management to determine the strategic direction of the charity, and promoting its vision, mission and values. We are responsible for ensuring that the services that Herefordshire Mind provides are of the highest quality.
We are a small, well established team and are seeking three new recruits to join us. Two of these positions are to succeed current Trustees; we’re looking for people with professional backgrounds in either Finance or Human Resources to fill these roles. We’re also looking for someone with experience in grant applications and/or fund-raising to expand our skill-set. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with lived experience of mental health problems.
Making a difference
As a team, we presently combine expertise in mental health, finance, HR, and commissioning and experience of working in the private, public and third sectors. Our role is primarily governance-based, but given the scope of Herefordshire Mind’s activities, there is plenty of opportunity to get actively involved in specific areas.
We each get more closely involved in the leadership of the organisation when our particular expertise would be useful. The Trustee who is in finance liaises with external auditors and investors; the Trustee who is an HR consultant provides guidance on HR policies and practice; the Trustee with a background in mental health services takes the lead in developing our service strategy; and the Trustee with a background in commissioning helps us to navigate our way through the complexity of this environment.
Meetings and time commitment
The Board of Trustees meets once a month for 2 hours. We aim to alternate meetings between face-to-face meetings in Hereford and conference calls. In between, we communicate by email to progress issues.
To apply contact:
or call Mark Waller, Chair of Trustees on 07468429291
HGN are very happy to announce that we are looking for someone who would like to join the Herefordshire Green Network team.
If you have energy, a broad & enthusiastic desire to support communities, a passion for sustainable living & carbon reduction, a yearning to work in a self directed way, and are looking for a Herefordshire based opportunity to develop your own skills and capacity, click below and open the HGN Administrator Post file to read the job description and find details of how to apply:
Applications should be submitted before 9am on the 30th June 2018.
With huge thanks to Awards for All for their support.
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: £35,000 (to be reviewed after six months)
Location: Based in the Ross on Wye office
Reporting to: The Board of Trustees
Closing date: 2nd July 2018
Interview dates: 19/20th July 2018
To provide leadership to the charity and to be responsible for the management and administration of the charity in the execution of the policies within the strategic and accountability frameworks agreed by the Board.
Together with the Chair, to formulate and regularly review the charity’s mission and strategic plan, monitor annual plans and targets and ensure the Board receives timely and appropriate advice and information on all relevant matters to enable it to fulfil its governance responsibilities.
For a full job description and application pack, email firstname.lastname@example.org