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Business Liaison Officer

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The post is employed by Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire, and seconded to Commsortia Ltd. Commsortia was set up to provide a county wide coordinated way of assisting voluntary and community sector organisations in developing large size contract bids of £1million plus, to target sizeable funding opportunities local, Regional, National and European, and to maximise opportunities around Partnership delivery or in growing and improving access to more diverse funding streams through larger collaborations and cross sector partnerships.

THE POST
Commsortia, in partnership with the University of Northampton was successful in securing ESF / Big Lottery funding for a project called ‘Working Progress’, jointly funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund who are working together to deliver a national-level scheme called Building Better Opportunities. This scheme is working to support hundreds of people across the country to move closer to employment. It is bringing people who are unemployed or economically inactive closer to the job market by offering each participant a personalised support journey that addresses the specific and often complex barriers that are keeping people away from employment. It will also collaborate with local employers to create more opportunities for participants in the scheme, so that employment becomes more achievable for participants of the scheme. Delivery organisations, who are all members of Commsortia, offer a wide range of services and activities that are selected from to create individualised support package.

This Business Liaison Officer role supports the project’s links with local businesses, including the creation and development of support and awareness training tools. The officer will also be expected to collaborate with businesses to identify any skills gaps. The insights gained from this role will then be used to shape activities and help create realistic employment destinations for scheme participants. This role will also work to break down barriers to employment faced by participants, including supporting the creation of new childcare solutions. It will work closely with the projects delivery organisations & the VCS to support their engagement with employers.
This post is fully funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund.


SALARY: £25,951 per annum (Pro Rata)
HOURS: up to 37 hours per week (Flexible Working)
PERIOD: Fixed term until 30th September 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1st June 2018 before 17:30
INTERVIEW DATES: 11th and 12th June 2018
Completed applications should to be emailed to admin@commsortia.org.uk or sent via post to Commsortia Ltd, 15 St. Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JA.

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Application Form

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Contracts Manager

The post is employed by Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire, and seconded to Commsortia Ltd. Commsortia was set up to provide a county wide coordinated way of assisting voluntary and community sector organisations in developing large size contract bids of £1million plus, to target sizeable funding opportunities local, Regional, National and European, and to maximise opportunities around Partnership delivery or in growing and improving access to more diverse funding streams through larger collaborations and cross sector partnerships.


THE POST
Commsortia has been successful in securing the contract to deliver the social wellbeing service for First for Wellbeing, a social enterprise founded by three key partners, Northamptonshire County Council, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Northampton.


First for Wellbeing’s social wellbeing service is designed to combat social isolation and loneliness by working with people on an individual basis. By assessing social interests, goals and strengths, the service aims to link people with meaningful connections and activities in the community. Currently delivered by a number of different organisations, the new appointment will see Commsortia deliver the service as a lead provider until March 2020. Delivery organisations, who are all members of Commsortia, will offer a wide range of services and activities under the contract.


This role will manage the day-to-day running of the service.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To support member delivery organisations in delivering their service responsibilities
  • To lead the implementation of the vision, strategy and planning of the service
  • To liaise with First for Wellbeing and other stakeholders
  • To attend service board meetings and delivery partners management meetings
  • To carry out regular performance management monitoring and visits with delivery partners
  • To produce regular service reports for First for Wellbeing and Commsortia board as necessary
  • To produce regular contract monitoring and evaluation reports
  • To oversee monitoring of demand and client satisfaction and implement the re-profiling of the service as needed
  • To oversee marketing and communications for the service
  • To oversee the maintenance of the service directory
  • To oversee the implementation of the Communications strategy and Stakeholder Engagement plan

SALARY: £26,882 per annum (Pro Rata)
HOURS: up to 37 hours per week (Flexible Working)
PERIOD: Fixed term until 31st March 2020
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1st June 2018 before 17:30
INTERVIEW DATES: 11th and 12th June 2018


Completed applications should to be emailed to admin@commsortia.org.uk or sent via post to Commsortia Ltd, 15 St. Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JA.

Job Description

Application Form

Notes to Applicants

Equality and Diversity Form