Graduate Development Officer (Job Ref: 19550)

Position Categories: Full Time, Midlands, new, Office Based

Location: Wolverhampton and Telford

Salary: Up to £17,456pa based on qualifications and experience

Closing Date: 20 November 2017

Other Job Ref Numbers: 19550JCP, 19550GWO, 19550CRJ

Short Job Description:

Creative Support is a thriving and progressive national third sector social care organisation, with a passion for delivering high quality and meaningful services to the people we support. We have been providing care and support to people with a wide range of needs including mental health, learning disabilities, Autism and Dementia since 1991. Over the years we have built a growing national reputation as a specialist provider which focuses on promoting recovery, wellbeing and greater independence of vulnerable people.

Creative Support is looking to appoint a Development Officer to join its Telford (including Shropshire) and Wolverhampton teams. This is a crucial supporting role which helps enable services to grow and improve. We have seen a substantial growth in our services over the past 18 months. You’ll take the lead in ensuring we maintain and develop strong links and develop initiatives with partner statutory and voluntary organisations, increase the role of volunteers in the region, identify and research new funding opportunities, market Creative Support’s personalised services and organise recruitment events and open days. You will be responsible for supporting locally based managers to ensure that new services are implemented effectively.

You’ll also work to improve and facilitate Service User involvement, identifying events and other ways of promoting Creative Support’s work, as well as carrying out general office administration. The role is multi-faceted, needing a person with the drive and innovation to produce a range of quality written information and ability to adapt to changing priories within your workload. You will have an ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships to ensure the continuous improvement and development of good practice across the services.

You will be highly organised and have outstanding attention to detail, you’ll also need to be confident and able to produce and deliver presentations to a high standard.

You will understand the importance of the values that Creative Support champion and demonstrate the drive to embody these values in every aspect of your work.
Some experience or knowledge of the social care sector would be desirable.

We do not accept CV’s as a form of application, applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. An enhanced DBS check is required for which we pay for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency, all employees are directly employed by our organisation. We do not accept cold calls or sales/marketing contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website.

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Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.