Job Opportunity: Creativity and Wellbeing Coordinator at Spark Somerset (application deadline: 12 noon n Monday 12 April 2021)

Spark Somerset, a Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) infrastructure charity (no. 1179438) providing information, advice, training and support to the voluntary and community sector in Somerset. is currently seeking to recruit to the following post. Please forward details to anyone in your networks that may be interested in finding out more or applying. Many thanks to Amelia Norton, Funding Officer at Spark Somerset, for forwarding information about this post.

The job advertisement reads:

“Creativity and Wellbeing Coordinator, Spark Somerset

“We’re looking for a confident, motivated self-starter with significant funding experience, who understands the value of social prescribing and community-based support to help people’s health & wellbeing.

“Spark Somerset, TAKE ARTSOMERSET WILDLIFE TRUST and other local partners have secured funding from the THRIVING COMMUNITIES FUND to deliver an innovative project aimed at improving and increasing the range and reach of existing social prescribing community activities – especially for people most impacted by COVID-19 and health inequalities.

“The ideal candidate will be a confident problem solver, with demonstrable fundraising knowledge and experience of project management. The post will primarily focus on quickly developing a new partnership of organisations from a wide range of sectors – the arts, creativity and culture, sport, nature, financial wellbeing, community advice, and the wider VCSE sector – and explore ways to make the resourcing of social prescribing activities more sustainable over time.

“£25k pa pro rata. Part time post, 24 hours a week, 12-month fixed term contract/secondment opportunity. Flexible home-based role.

“You’ll find further information, including a job description and person specification HERE. You can download the application form HERE.

“Please send your completed application form to RECRUITMENT@SPARKSOMERSET.ORG.UK or to the office address below. CVs will not be accepted.

“The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 12th April 2021. Interviews will be held on Friday 23rd April.

“We welcome applications from people from ethnic minorities and people with disabilities, as they are under-represented in this field.

“If you have any questions in the meantime or would like to have an informal discussion about the post, please call our Social Prescribing Coordinator, Matt Day, on 07714 648913.”

Spark Somerset’s office address is:

Units 3 & 4
The Courtyard
Bowdens Farm
TA10 0BP.