Vacancy – Insight and VCS Engagement Officer

Shropshire Council’s Feedback and Insight Team are seeking to recruit an Insight and VCS Engagement Officer. The focus of the role is working to coordinate and support Shropshire Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly. The postholder will enable cross-sector partnership working, support the work of the VCS Assembly Board, coordinate meetings and events, and deliver partnership projects and voluntary sector research.
We are looking for someone who has experience of working with the voluntary sector,
delivering partnership projects and gathering feedback. Applications are welcomed from those with well-developed organisational and project management skills. The post holder will lead on weekly communications designed for the voluntary sector and manage the VCS Assembly website. This will require excellent written communication skills alongside good IT skills (although training will be provided). The post holder will be expected to act as a specialist for Shropshire Council, providing engagement advice to a wide range of internal services and external partners.
The post holder will also support the Feedback and Insight Team Leader in managing projects, undertaking research and responding to support. Influencing skills will be essential along with good team working skills. Working in a small team some flexibility is required to support colleagues and meet the changing insight needs of Shropshire Council.
If you have some, but not all, of the experience and skills for the job, please do not let this put you off applying for the role. On the job training and support can be provided and a willingness to learn will be highly valued.
If, after reading the Job Description and Person Specification, you would like to know more about this opportunity please contact Sarah Dodds, Feedback and Insight Team Leader. Please email TellUs@shropshire.gov.uk with your name, email and other contact details and I will get in touch to arrange a phone call. (Please use the application form available and note that CVs will not be accepted)

The closing date for applications is 17th September and interviews are planned for 11th October.

Further details including the job description and person specification are available on the Shropshire Council website here

 

 

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