support Staffordshire vacancy – Locality Team Leader (Cannock)

Support Staffordshire have a vacancy for a Locality Team Leader based at our office in Cannock.

25 hours a week – £26,000 pro rata.

If you have experience of advising voluntary and community groups on running an effective organisation, including funding and volunteer management, and you would enjoy leading an enthusiastic team, committed to the local community, then this could be the job for you.

You will need to have a good understanding of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector and ideally have experience in managing a team of staff and volunteers delivering direct support services and experience of managing office premises.

Excellent communication and IT skills and experience of submitting monitoring and outcome reports are essential.

For an application pack, please email or call Deborah Caron on    01543 303030

Closing date: Wednesday 5th August 2015 at 5.00pm

Interview date: Thursday 13th August 2015

Support Staffordshire’s July e-bulletin

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Support Staffordshire Job Vacancy – Training Support Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Training Support Officer with Support Staffordshire.

Salary: £18,000
Hours: 37 hours a week
Location: Stafford (with travel around Staffordshire)

Are you passionate about training and learning?

If you have experience of supporting and administering a training or similar programme of activity this could be the role for you.

As part of a small training team, you will ensure the effective delivery of an important programme of volunteer and community based learning offered across the county from September.

For further details please see the attached Job Advert.

For an application pack, email or call Rebecca on 01543 303030.

Closing date: Monday 27 July 2015 at 5pm
Interview date: Friday 7 August 2015 in Stafford
The person appointed will require an enhanced DBS check

Government – Local Sustainability Fund (LSF)

Charitable organisations given £20M boost by Government – Local Sustainability Fund (LSF) launched –

On 25 June, The Cabinet Office launched an initiative that will provide grants to increase the sustainability of around 250 organisations working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.

The fund, which will be delivered by the Big Lottery Fund will provide grants that will enable recipients to implement organisational changes and access professional advice that might currently be out of their reach. It will give VCSEs access to a wider range of skills and support, with all grant recipients establishing a strong volunteering relationship with a local business. These cross sector relationships will help grant recipients to strengthen their resilience and long term sustainability.

The Local Sustainability Fund (LSF) will be £20 million of government funding delivered over 2 years, and will be available to medium-sized VCSE organisations that deliver vital support to vulnerable and disadvantaged people.  Alongside working with local businesses, recipients will also work with skilled advisors so that the fund generates maximum impact.

It is expected to help around 250 high-impact charities and social enterprises in England to secure sustainable futures for themselves, including supporting them to bid for public service contracts and to diversify their incomes.

Full details of how to apply are on the Big Lottery Fund’s website
Eligible voluntary organisations can apply now.  There are two elements to the first stage of the programme, an organisational diagnostic tool and an LSF eligibility checker to be found here:
For support in applying contact your local Support Staffordshire office or call us on 0300 777 1207.