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Strategic Engagement Manager – Voluntary Norfolk Sector Support

OrganisationVoluntary Norfolk
LocationSt Clements House, 2 - 16 Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BQ, with flexibility for home working under our hybrid working policy
WebsiteVisit organisation website
Contract typeFixed Term To end of September 2024 (extension tbc)
DBS checknot required
Date posted15 November 2023
Closing date6 December 2023
Contact nameLucy Hogg

This is a new and exciting strategic role supporting and strengthening the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Norfolk.

You will be a great relationship manager, good at managing stakeholders and partners, with excellent project management skills. You will have commitment to working collaboratively and inclusively.

You will be joining a small, committed, and creative team, passionate about making a difference.

Contract To 30th September 2024 (extension tbc)

Base: St Clements House, 2 – 16 Colegate, Norwich, NR3 1BT. A hybrid working policy is in place.

About the Role:

The Strategic Engagement Manager will work within the Voluntary Norfolk Communities Team which provides support to the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) across Norfolk. The team works across several sector support projects and programmes, namely the Empowering Communities (EC) programme, and the Momentum support service to the children and young people’s sector.
Voluntary Norfolk (VN) is lead partner for the EC partnership programme, working collaboratively with four other local sector support partners to deliver a coordinated programme of support and events to benefit the wide range of VCSE organisations across Norfolk, including many volunteer-led grassroots groups. You can learn more here:

Momentum supports VCSE organisations to work effectively with young people aged 11-19 and up to 25 with SEND. It has been part of Voluntary Norfolk since 2018 and works with a range of organisations from volunteer-led youth clubs to large regional youth charities. It also coordinates the Voluntary Sector Forum for Children, Young People and Families, which enables the sector to contribute towards strategic changes that will make children and young people’s lives better, including through Norfolk’s Flourishing in Norfolk Strategy, Prevention and Early Help Strategy and the Partnership Youth Strategy.

As Strategic Engagement Manager you will be responsible for managing the delivery of this broad sector support programme, central to which is delivering effective engagement strategies for understanding the needs of the sector, and shaping the support offers accordingly. You will line manage our two Networks and Events Officers who develop and coordinate the Voluntary Norfolk and Youth Work Networks, and develop and organise the event programmes, and our part time freelance data analyst.
You will work closely with the Infrastructure Support Manager, who manages the Voluntary Sector Forum for Children, Young People and Families and the Communities Manager, who oversees the Volunteer Centre. This incorporates our volunteer recruitment platform, the EC volunteering events and training offer, and promotion of the Norfolk Vision for Volunteering to VCSE, corporate and statutory



How to apply

To apply please download the documents below.

Closing date:   Wednesday 6th December 2023, noon

Interview date: Tuesday 12th December 2023