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Harris Voluntary Service Vacancy

Job title:Community Project Officer
Employer:Harris Voluntary Service
Location:Working from Home in line with Government Guidelines, thereafter, flexible with desk-space available in the Tarbert office
Contract:12 Month fixed term post with possible extension dependent on funding.
Salary:£24,000 per annum (FTE)
Hours of work:21 hrs a week (flexible days)
Reporting to:HVS Development Manager
The Community Project Officer will work with the HVS manager to further develop strong partnership working relationships with Third Sector organisations/groups, Community Projects and Social Enterprises in Harris.  
To promote the work of HVS amongst Third Sector organisations/groups in Harris and add to the membership offering.  
To support communication about HVS and Third Sector to relevant audiences through a newsletter column and social media.  
Carry out governance health checks and a needs analysis of local Third Sector organisations/groups in relation to support and developmental.  

Further develop the HVS Community liaison to:
-provide an opportunity for information exchange and examples of good practice, therefore helping organisations to become more effective and efficient.
-identify training needs among third sector organisations & facilitate provision, specifically for Digital and IT support.
-act (with HVS manager) as a conduit for information to individual Harris organisations and their members.
-Support project delivery of any HVS supported activities on the Harris Plan, Locality plan or HVS driven initiatives  

You will also be required to: collate and ensure the timely and accurate submission of reports attend & minute meetings related to the post
visit community organisations (in-line with pandemic allowances)
other duties as assigned from time to time.  

Desirable attributes:
-demonstrable ability to manage dead-lines
-proven report writing skills
-experience with social media campaigns
-good working knowledge of project management
-local knowledge of community, geography & member organisations
-spoken / written Gaelic a plus  

Assuming the future resumption of Protection Level 0, this post involves travelling throughout Harris and attending some evening meetings, therefore the successful applicant should have a full driving licence and access to a car. Overnight attendance at off-island meetings/ conferences may sometimes be required  

The post is line managed by the HVS Development Manager and is accountable to HVS Board of directors.   

Closing Date: Friday 21st May 5 p.m. Applications with cover letter and C.V. to admin@harrisvs.org.uk titled “HVS Community Job Application”