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Networks Officer

Salary: £31,151 rising to £32,790 after one-year service in London (pro-rata £18,690 rising to £19,674 after one year in service), or £27,542 rising to £29,181 after one years’ service if home based outside London (pro-rata £16,525 rising to £17,508 after one year in service)
Hours: Part time (21 hours per week, including two days out of Tuesday - Thursday
Contract: Permanent
Location: Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London N1, with flexibility to regularly work from home/home-based, with occasional travel to the office in line with NCVO’s flexible working policy or home working policy if outside London.
Closing date: 09.00, 12 October 2021
Shortlisting date: 15 October 2021
Interviews: 27 and 29 October 2021
Ref: NO

NCVO is transforming the way it works. With a new strategic direction and leadership team, we are determined to work with our members so that charities and volunteering can thrive. As the country recovers from the covid-19 pandemic, charities and volunteering aren’t just vital support systems for communities – they’re at the heart of how people want to lead their lives. The Networks officer will join our Networks and influencing team.

The Networks and influencing team (consisting of our networks, policy and research functions) aims to:

  • create a better operating environment for charities and volunteering
  • bring members together to build their capacity
  • strengthen relationships between the sector and decision makers
  • understand the issues and challenges that our members and the sector are facing – now and over time
  • to provide evidence, learning, insight and legitimacy.

The Networks officer will be instrumental in our strategic goal to connect our members with one another, convening local and national networks to facilitate learning, collaboration and the development of ideas.

You'll primarily plan, support and deliver engagement opportunities for NCVO’s 16,500+ members through a series of online activities. You'll bring to the role strong planning and organisation skills and strong interpersonal skills that enable you to work with colleagues and external stakeholders at all levels. When liaising with our members, guest speakers, partners or corporate sponsors who support our events, you will draw upon your experience of delivering excellent customer service.

Day-to-day you'll:

  • plan and coordinate online events
  • publish events on NCVO’s event booking platform
  • manage delegate bookings, taking into account attendee accessibility requirements
  • coordinate marketing activity
  • develop ‘producer plans’ and produce online events. You will collate feedback on what we have heard at events, translating this into reports that enables NCVO to understand the challenges our members are experiencing and how we can best support them.

NCVO is fully committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our sector. We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work for us and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and identities.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented at NCVO. As part of our commitment to employing disabled people, all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirement for all competencies on the person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.

If you have access needs or require reasonable adjustments as part of the recruitment process, please let us know.

Job information

How to apply

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If you have any queries regarding our vacancies or experience any issues downloading or submitting your application form, please email HR or phone us on 020 7520 2537 (24 hour voicemail).

About NCVO

NCVO supports volunteering and charities.

We believe that the work of volunteers and charities make our communities stronger and the world around us better, for everyone.
Our members are at the heart of our mission. We work collaboratively with our 165,000-strong network of national and local charities and voluntary organisations. We share practical support and new insight so that people and organisations can focus on making a difference. And we work alongside our members to ensure that the essential role of volunteers and charities is widely recognised.

NCVO is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone. Charity No. 225922

Benefits for NCVO employees

NCVO offers attractive benefits including:

  • 25 days’ annual leave (for full time staff and pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • the option to purchase up to 5 more days each year
  • taking 35 hours of volunteering leave per year
  • subsidised gym membership
  • season ticket loan
  • flexible working including opportunities to work from home/off-site
  • generous contributions to a stakeholder pension scheme
  • training and development opportunities.

We are located a short walk from London King’s Cross station in a modern accessible building, overlooking Regent’s canal.


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