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Could you be our next employee?

Support Cambridgeshire partners (CCVS and Hunts Forum) following the announcement of the partnership receiving five years of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to operate in Fenland. They aim to fill three positions to conduct the activity throughout the district.

Support Fenland was established in 2021 when Support Cambridgeshire secured funding from Lloyds Foundation Bank to initiate a one-year trial project examining the potential structure of an infrastructure support service in Fenland. This trial yielded a report advocating for additional funding within the district to expand upon the completed work and sustain its impact. Some aspects of the pilot project have been integrated into the broader work of Support Cambridgeshire.

After several years of discussions among stakeholders and fundraising efforts, in 2024, the National Lottery Community Fund granted funding for a five-year initiative to develop and implement infrastructure support throughout Fenland.

About the roles

All roles are part-time and require individuals who are residents within the Fenland District area.

Application for the roles

We want to hear from you if you want to join our fantastic team. Please complete the Application Form Stage One to clarify which role you are applying for and return it with your CV to hr@huntsforum.org.uk by 9:00 a.m. on 24th May.

Application Form Stage One 2024

Should you be successful, you will be required to come for an in-person interview. All shortlisted candidates will be required to fill out an Application Form Stage Two form and, at this point, provide references.

Shortlisting will be done with the information provided within the application and CV, so please include everything relevant.

If you would like to talk about any of the roles, please call Kathryn Shepherdson on 07809214894 / kathryn@huntsforum.org.uk

Please note that we will not accept companies.

 

Communications Officer – Managed by CCVS

Job title:                 Fenland Communications Worker

Contract:                Fixed Term (5 years)

Hours of Work:        14 hours per week (35 full-time)

Salary:                        £26,849 to £29,832 pro rata per annum

Responsible to:        CCVS Deputy CEO / Fenland Development Officer

Location:                 Hybrid with touchdown base somewhere in Fenland. Regular travel in and around Fenland and the occasional visit to the CCVS office, 16-18 Arbury Court, Cambridge, CB4 2JQ

Full Job Description (Link)

Communities Officer – Managed by Hunts Forum

Job title:                  Fenland Communities Officer

Contract:                Fixed Term (5 years)

Hours of Work:        22.2 hours per week (37 full-time)

Salary:                        £28,657 pro rata per annum

Responsible to:        Deputy CEO at Hunts Forum

Overseen by:          Support Fenland Development Officer

Location:                    Hybrid with touchdown base somewhere in Fenland. Regular travel in and around Fenland and the occasional visit to the Hunts Forum office, Maple Centre, Huntingdon

Full Job Description (Link)

Development Officer – Managed by Hunts Forum

Job title:                  Fenland Development Officer

Contract:                Fixed Term (5 years)

Hours of Work:        22.2 hours per week  (37 full-time)

Salary:                    £31,478 pro rata per annum

Responsible to:       Deputy CEO of Hunts Forum

Responsible for:      Communities Officer and Communications Officer (oversight of the project)

Location:                 Hybrid with touchdown base somewhere in Fenland. Regular travel in and around Fenland and the occasional visit to the Hunts Forum office, Maple Centre, Huntingdon.

Full Job Description (Link)

 

The National Lottery Community Fund

This project would not be possible without the funding received from The National Lottery Community Fund.

Once upon a time, a group never asked for volunteers 

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When you are looking to buy a new home device or try out a new sport, what is the one thing most people will do, apart from google it? Ask a friend.  

It is common knowledge that word of mouth is the most effective way to market. We are much more likely to buy something that someone who we identify with has had a positive experience with than we will read something. This is why marketing through social media and influencers has had such a significant impact in the past few years.  

So why not utilise this within your not-for-profit group around volunteer recruitment and use those volunteers you already have to get you more volunteers? 

Story time.  

I once knew a group that never advertised for volunteers by promoting that they wanted volunteers. Yet they would attract around 70 volunteers every few months just through one easy method. They would tell a story on Facebook of one of their volunteers and the impact they made on their community and the impact this had on the volunteer themself. They used a stock image linked as closely to the story and then shared it across the local Facebook groups, asking, ‘Would you like to be part of this?’, the replies would always amaze the volunteer manager, who then quickly contacted those who showed interest and had them going through the induction process a week after that initial post was put out! It was a recipe for success.  

How can Volunteer Cambs boost our recruitment? 

Volunteer Cambs want to give you that opportunity to do the same. When you go on our website you see on the front page our stories blogs. These are the stories of those wonderful volunteers within our communities talking about what they do, how they make an impact, and what they get out of it. We want to get as many groups as possible from across Cambridgeshire on there.  

How do we make the most of this story? 

At Volunteer Cambs, we can then link your stories with your current volunteer roles. This means once someone has been motivated to volunteer for a group like yours, they are taken directly through how they can get involved.  

This isn’t the only way to squeeze the most out of this blog. You can also then link this story in your social media, and share it across Facebook groups and other platforms, making sure to get your volunteer to share it too, because word of mouth is the most effective marketing method.  

How do I get our stories on Volunteer Cambs? 

So, find your most inspirational volunteer and get in contact, the story can take many forms, an interview with us, a story, or explaining the volunteer roles you have but make sure you have amazing quotes throughout. Check out what we have already put on the website and email info@volunteercambs.org.uk  

Trustee Vacancies at Cambridgeshire Community Foundation

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (CCF) is the local funding body for our county, administering grants for a range of organisations from Cambridgeshire County Council’s Innovate and Cultivate fund and Amey Community Fund to the  Microsoft Research Limited Fund. Its mission is to

  • Actively inspire philanthropy and increase permanent resources for the county of Cambridgeshire
  • Invest in important community programmes through grants
  • Provide leadership and a forum for dialogue on critical community issue

The Foundation is currently recruiting trustees, including a chair of trustees; there will be a handover period with the existing chair. Please click here for more information and Recruitment Packs.