Published 6 Sept 2021

LOVO CIC is looking for an Outreach and Engagement Officer

LOVO CIC Community Interest Company located in Southwark but working across London and internationally online to engage, equip and empower vulnerable women and their families. LOVO CIC currently runs a weekly women’s daycentre, childcare activities, events for local women and families, mentoring, and training opportunities

This is an exciting time to join our small but growing organisation. Due to the nature of this role and the target group we work with, this position is suited for women only.

· 10 hours per week

· £12.50 p/h (freelance )

· Blend of remote working and in-person (in person Thursdays on our current site in

Peckham, South East London)

· Initial 9 month contract (with 3 month probation period)

LOVO is looking for a part-time staff member to support and lead on elements of :

· Outreach and Engagement

· Monitoring

· Volunteers

Role description

About Outreach and Engagement

We are looking for someone who can support the organisation's outreach for new members, volunteers and potential partners. We have a number of local partners currently, and would like to grow our joint working in the community to engage new referrals and service participants for the weekly women’s day centre. We would particularly like to work with care homes and day centres locally, as well as building on our mental health and wellbeing partners. This role will involve identifying and building relationships with new partners, as well as an element of maintaining relationships with existing outreach and engagement partners. There will also be an element of supporting the ongoing development of outreach and engagement activities, such as organisational visits, designing literature and online content, and engaging face to face in the local community.

About Monitoring LOVO has been lucky to receive multi year funding from the Big Lottery, and some unrestricted Covid relief funding. As a CIC we are also able to trade and run paid-for events, as well as fundraisers and other income generation streams. As we grow, we would like to develop our organisational monitoring and evaluation across our services, as well as the women’s day centre.

This is to generate an overview of our impact locally, areas for improvement and to keep shaping strategy and planning to improve our offer to the communities we serve.

We would like this role to include an element of monitoring and information gathering across our services, and the development of simple methods of ongoing monitoring and evaluation processes which will help us maintain an overview of our offer. T

There may also be an element of supporting reporting on current grants, once the person is immersed in the role and the services

About Volunteers

LOVO CIC currently has a small hardworking team of volunteers, some of whom are local community members and participants.

We would like this role to oversee the management of volunteers using our existing processes and systems for induction and management, as well as

to actively seek new volunteers for the organisation from our existing service users and others in the community.

This role will act as point of contact for volunteers and be able to support them in their roles with us.

Person specification

Essential We are looking for someone : - Committed to community work - Experience in community outreach and engagement work - Experience working with volunteers - Experience developing monitoring systems and an understanding of the needs for clear monitoring, evaluation and impact measurement for community organisations. - Knowledge of the community and third sectors - Confidence to engage with participants, potential participants, a wide range of community members and partners in a professional and relatable - Basic IT skills and ability to use Microsoft Office, email, Dropbox and Google Drive or similar - Ability to work in a self-directed manner and pas part of a team, being flexible to the needs of a small and dynamic organisation

Desirable - Experience working in communities, especially with women and families - Experience managing and sourcing volunteers - Experience with outreach and engagement, leading on building key partners as well as directly engaging potential participants - Experience writing reports and developing monitoring frameworks in line with best practice and tailored grant reporting where necessary, - Knowledge of the local community in Peckham,

Contract length: 9 months

Part-time hours: 10 per week

Expected start date: 04/10/2021

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: £12.50 per hour

COVID-19 considerations: All staff and service users are advised to wear masks and there are sanitisers all across the centre.

Ladies Of Virtue Outreach CIC
LOVO Women’s Day Centre
Contact LOVO:
Phone: 07405683729