About the Role
Here at Reigate & Banstead Borough Council we are looking for a Partnerships Officer to join our ambitious Community Partnerships Team. The team’s remit encompasses support for the voluntary sector, older people, health partnerships and community safety and focuses on projects which will improve the lives of our residents.
Your role within the team will be to develop and deliver on a range of initiatives, working with other Council teams and our external partners, to support our more vulnerable residents. For example, this might include coordinating and monitoring performance of our voluntary and community sector grants schemes, implementing the Council’s taxi voucher scheme, identifying and delivering other projects to reduce isolation and help older people stay independent, and raising awareness and signposting services available across a range of wellbeing topics.
About the Person
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
• previous experience of partnership working across the public and voluntary sectors;
• the ability to develop and deliver projects and demonstrate their impact;
• strong negotiating and influencing skills;
• excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• experience of servicing and supporting partnership fora;
• experience of successfully applying for grant funding and/or managing contracts;
• the ability to analyse, interpret and present data; and,
• alignment with our organisational behaviours of being positive, supportive, flexible and innovative.
In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.
We provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and ‘Better’ leisure centre membership.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Crosbie, Partnerships Team Leader on 01737 276516, or Justine Chatfield, Head of Community Partnerships, during week commencing 21st October on 01737 276084.
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, supporting the guaranteed interview scheme for disabled and ex-armed forces candidates, who meet the essential criteria for the role.
Closing date: Sunday 3rd November 2019
Interview date: 12th or 15th November 2019
Values and Behaviours
Our great working environment and the values and behaviours of every individual and team in the Council, help to evolve the culture of our organisation to become more commercial, innovative and embracing of change. Successful applicants to our career opportunities will be able to demonstrate they share the values and behaviours we seek in our organisation.