VODG is recruiting a Head of Membership and Engagement
Do you share our vision for a world where disabled people have full choice and control over their lives?
VODG is the leading infrastructure body for voluntary sector disability organisations. We have a hard won reputation for championing the issues affecting services that support disabled people. As we enter a new phase in our development and continued growth a new position has been created for a Head of Membership and Engagement. The right person will seize this exciting opportunity to help shape the future of VODG and our work supporting members to deliver excellent services.
To lead engagement across the membership, manage key external relationships and support business development and growth.
- Lead engagement across the membership – including through VODG’s professional networks, seminars and events.
- Generate and use intelligence and insight from across the membership to support key influencing activities – such as through meetings with external stakeholders, responding to consultations and lobbying.
- Draw on sector intelligence to brief members and interpret key issues for them.
- Continue to build up VODG’s communications and relationships.
- Deliver on special projects and assignments – from undertaking reviews and research to leading campaigns.
- Work with the chief executive to grow and further develop VODG to continue as a successful and influential infrastructure organisation.
- Line manage staff as required.
- Be responsible for own professional development.
Essential requirements for the post:
- Educated to degree level, or equivalent.
- Significant work experience in social care (or similar environment) – such as from working within a provider, policy or strategy environment.
- Excellent communicator, with good inter-personal skills, and exceptional writing ability.
- Strong team player who leads by example and can motivate others but also able to work independently (and remotely) for extended periods.
- Ability to take a practical ‘hands on’ approach to delivering within a small team, sometimes under pressure and ‘out of comfort zone’.
- Experience of business development, including bidding and delivering new work.
- Well organised and IT literate.
- Keen interest in, and willingness to champion the:
- rights of disabled people
- voluntary sector
- role of social care provision.
- Willingness to travel.
Desirable requirements/experience for the post:
- Insight into the issues affecting disabled people and those who rely on social care.
- Working with, or in, the voluntary sector or a membership organisation.
- Working with, or in, government departments, statutory organisations and regulators.
- Development of strategy.
- Board and governance experience.
- Project management experience.
- Website management, customer relationship management and social media.
- Grant applications.
This is a home-based appointment. Alternatively we may be able to provide office space with a VODG member organisation.
Salary and terms
c.£45-50k, based on proven experience, plus benefits.
- 37.5 hours a week
- Three months probationary period.
To apply send your CV (2 pages, Arial 10pt minimum) and letter (1000 words maximum) to email@example.com by 30 June 2017. Please include a full employment history and the names of two referees (one of which should be your last employer). Please also complete a VODG Equality and Diversity Monitoring form and send with your application.
For an informal discussion prior to the deadline please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews will be held in London on 21 July 2017.
Applicants must confirm their eligibility to work in the UK.
We recognise the skills and abilities of all people regardless of sex, race, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, pregnancy, age and ethnic origin. We are committed to ensuring that all applications for positions are treated fairly and equitably.
We will not discriminate unfairly against applicants because of convictions, cautions, reprimands or outstanding criminal proceedings. We will only ask an individual to provide details of convictions and cautions that we are legally entitled to know about. We will not refuse someone a job because they’ve got a conviction or caution, unless a DBS check and risk assessment shows that they are unsuitable for the role they are being considered for.