Published: 9 Sept 2021

Community Southwark is recruiting for an experienced VCS Support Manager, with excellent communication skills and a proactive work ethic.

  • Responsible to: Director
  • Salary: £35,350
  • Contract Duration: until 31st March 2023 with possibility of extension
  • Hours: 35hrs per week

Community Southwark is the infrastructure organisation for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Southwark.

We aim to bring about positive change for people living in Southwark by championing, supporting and working with the wonderful and diverse organisations and individuals that make up the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in Southwark.

The Project Manager will be expected to:

  • manage a VCS Support Officer, a Policy and Participation Officer, as well as between 2 and 4 other officers funded from different sources
  • actively work on securing funding for additional officers’ posts so that we can support our member organisations even more effectively with their capacity and capability building

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and hands on manager, ideally with experience of working in small charities, who thrives on supporting their staff and making a difference to the local communities by helping organisations rather than individuals. You will have a can-do attitude as well as the ability to get things done, as well as a strong team player who effectively facilitates the success of your team members and the wider organisation.

We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and people from the LGBTQ+ community.

Application Process

Please see the full Recruitment Pack here.

If you would like to apply for this post, please send

  • A full CV
  • A maximum of 2-pages, covering letter outlining how your experience meets the job and person specification


to [email protected] 

IMPORTANT: We are committed to ensuring our recruitment procedure is completely free from risks of unconscious bias. We therefore kindly ask you to remove your name and any indication of your gender, ethnicity or other personal information from both your CV and cover letter, that's not related to your work experience or skill set. 

Please just confirm your name and contact details in the email you send to us, so we can contact you with the outcome of your application when it's been reviewed by the hiring panel.

Diversity Monitoring: We would appreciate it you could help us ensure that our add reaches all section of the community by filling in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring form here 

If you wish to have an informal conversation about the role, please call Krzysztof Mikata-Pralat, Director on 020 2358 7251.

Next Steps

Closing date: 9AM on Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by: Friday, 8 October 2021

Interviews: Thursday, 14 October 2021

Preferred Start Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021

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