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2 x Organisational Development Workers at Macc

About you
Do you have excellent people skills? Do you enjoy being curious, asking questions and listening to people? Are you willing and motivated to meet with people who want to make a difference to the communities they live in? Can you work well in a fast-paced and varied role? Do you have experience of working within the VCSE sector? Do you have skills, experience and knowledge to strengthen and develop VCSE groups? Are you committed to working inclusively, promoting access and equality and valuing diversity? If yes, then you could be the person we are looking for!

Working for a high-profile and well respected charity which supports Manchester’s thriving VCSE sector, the right candidate will have previous experience and knowledge of group/organisational development, preferably in the VCSE sector:

  • Voluntary sector governance – advising on identifying the most appropriate governance model and legal structures
  • Trustee, director and committee member roles and responsibilities and board development
  • Successful grant bid writing skills and experience
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of the factors affecting business (organisational) sustainability and improvement

The qualities we are looking for are:

  • Able to relate to others’ points of view
  • Collaborative and supportive style of working and willing to develop a wide range of relationships
  • Able to provide honest professional challenge when necessary  
  • Able to adapt solutions and approaches to meet individual needs
  • Proactive in finding solutions and helping others
  • Willing to share information and knowledge with others
  • Receptive to new ideas and differences

About the role
We are looking for an Organisational Development Worker to support a range of local VCSE groups. Providing one-to-one and grouped support, this is a varied role supporting local and not-for-profit organisations to strengthen, develop and flourish.

We’re looking to recruit two full-time Development Workers, both on permanent contracts, subject to funding and subject to the successful completion of a 6-month probationary period.

The post-holder will be one of four development workers in the team (two existing and two new) and assisting the Capacity Building Manager in the development and delivery of group development, information, advice and guidance (IAG) provided to VCSE groups. The role is a mixture of online and face to face work, working from home, office based and community settings.

Full training will be provided to familiarise the post-holder with Macc systems and support and professional development will be available.  

We recognise that this is a specialist role and so we are willing to consider applications from candidates who meet some but not all of the listed skills and experience as there is potential to provide some internal training and support for the right candidate to build on existing skills and abilities. Candidates must be IT literate, have good people skills and some understanding of providing support to other organisations. Salary offered will be subject to candidate’s skills and experience. If appropriate, Macc may offer appointment on a learning and development grade with a relevant starting salary and a pathway for progression towards the full role.

This is a full time position but we offer many opportunities to work flexibly. At Macc all our employees have the flexibility to work from home where it is appropriate to the activities and a flexi-work time system which allows you to choose, within certain limits, when to begin and end work. We will also consider requests for other flexible working such as part-time, annualised hours and compressed hours. We offer different ways to work flexibly so please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview and we will explore what’s possible for the role.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion
Macc is an inclusive employer committed to building a diverse, effective workforce which reflects our local communities. We are aware of the underrepresentation of certain groups and communities in our sector. These include but are not limited to, people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, disabled people, and those from lower social-economic backgrounds. We want to change this and commit to playing our part as an organisation. We celebrate difference, and welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds, skills and abilities, recognising value in different perspectives.

Employee benefits
Macc strives to go above and beyond statutory requirements with the aim of supporting the health and wellbeing of our people as well as the sustainability and impact of our work. We regularly arrange social and wellbeing activities as we believe in creating a positive workspace. The following are examples of support, activities and initiatives that are available to all Macc staff:

  • Real Living Wage: Macc is a Real Living Wage employer and we ensure that all staff (including trainees, apprentices and interns) and subcontractors are paid this as a minimum
  • Pension: Macc operates a contributory pension scheme using (NEST) National Employment Savings Trust
  • Annual leave: Staff are entitled to 26 days (pro rata) annual leave (+ bank holidays) and are awarded an additional 2 days (pro rata) following 5 years’ service. We also take into account religious festivals and holidays according to individual beliefs
  • Flexible working: In addition to a flexi-time system and working from home benefits, staff can also discuss other short/medium/long term changes with managers to improve work/life balance and to support staff with family/carer responsibilities.
  • Medical appointments: Time off work is available to attend emergency medical appointments if needed
  • Volunteering leave: Staff are entitled to up to 2 days per year (pro rata), with pay, to support work with a local voluntary or community group of their choice
  • Cycle to work scheme: this scheme which enables the purchase of cycles and equipment via an interest free, salary sacrifice scheme administered by Macc
  • Train season ticket scheme: this scheme enables the purchase of annual train season tickets via an interest free, salary sacrifice scheme funded by Macc
  • Mental Aid First Aid: Trained Mental Health First Aiders can provide staff with confidential support if/when they may need this. Specific counselling support may also be available to staff if needed
  • Support and Accountability Policy: All staff are supported with personal development plans and are offered a variety of training projects.

Please note that all applications must be accompanied by a signed copy of the GDPR Privacy Notice for Job Applicants and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Contract: Permanent (subject to funding and business need)

Interviews: Week commencing 12 December 2022

If you have any questions regarding this post, contact Pauline Clark on 0780 109 2198, or email:  [email protected]

Completed applications should emailed to Pauline Clark at: [email protected]

If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Hours: 
35 hours per week
Salary: 
£27,041 - £28,672 per annum
Location: 
Manchester City Centre but job offers working from home flexibility
Deadline: 
6 December, 2022 - 12:00
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