Job Opportunity: full-time, home and community based Partnerships and Engagement Lead at Spark Somerset (application deadline: Friday 13 August 2021)

Spark Somerset, a charity providing information, advice, training and support to the voluntary and community sector in Somerset, is currently seeking to recruit a Partnerships and Engagement Lead. The post is full-time (37.5 hours per week), home and community based in Somerset, and has an application deadline of 5pm on Friday 13 August 2021

Many thanks to Amelia Norton, Funding Officer at Spark Somerset, for asking us to circulate details. We’d be grateful if you could pass on details about this opportunity to anyone in your networks who may be interested in finding out more or applying.

The job advertisement reads:

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Full-time Partnerships and Engagement Lead at Spark Somerset

This varied role will require focus, creativity and independent thinking and has a strong focus on strategic engagement, working with colleagues from across the Voluntary, Community, Social Enterprise (VCSE) and public sectors.

The post holder will drive our partnership and engagement work, supporting collaboration across the VCSE sector, and between the VCSE and other stakeholders. Working alongside Spark’s Chief Executive and Senior Leadership team, they will build strong relationships between Spark Somerset, the VCSE and other ‘system’ partners, including the local authority, the Clinical Commissioning Group, the NHS and Public Health.

The post holder will also lead on the development and coordination of numerous health-related engagement projects, including the Somerset Mental Health Engagement Forum, and line manage two Social Prescribing Coordinators.

This is a full-time post, working 37.5 hours per week, although flexible working or part time hours will be considered for the right candidate. The salary is £30k-£32k per annum (depending on experience).

You’ll find further information, including a job description and person specification HERE. 

To apply, please download and complete the APPLICATION FORM and email it to or to the following office address:

Spark Somerset
Units 3 & 4,
The Courtyard,
Bowdens Farm,
TA10 0BP

CVs will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 13th August.

For an informal discussion about the post, please call Katherine Nolan, Chief Executive Officer at Spark Somerset, on 01458 550973.”