Job Opportunity: Service Manager, Exeter Connect £30k-£33k depending on experience (application deadline: 7 October 2021)

Exeter Community Initiatives, an established Devon charity which helps people facing poverty, inequality and homelessness to get their lives back on track, is currently seeking to recruit a Service Manager for its Exeter Connect initiative. The role includes supporting new and existing voluntary organisations and community groups in Exeter to  become self-sustaining.

Please forward details of this job opportunity to anyone in your networks who may be interested in finding out more or applying. Many thanks to Ellie Barnes, current Service Manager for Exeter Connect, for asking us to share details.

The job advertisement reads:


“We are looking for an experienced, skilled manager to develop a relatively new service that will make a difference for residents and communities in Exeter. You will manage a team of experienced development workers supporting new and existing voluntary organisations and community groups to help them become self-sustaining.

“This is an exciting opportunity for someone not afraid of a challenge and who has an understanding of the power of community in changing peoples’ lives. You will need to understand Asset Based Community Development and be able to support and promote this approach within the team and the wider sector.

o Hours: 37 hours per week (negotiable – minimum 25 hours).
o Pay Scale: NJC 26-29 £30,451 – £32,910 (depending on experience).
o Closing date:  noon on Thursday 7th October 2021.
o Interview Date: Thursday 19th October 2021

“For an informal discussion please contact Steven Chown on 01392 205800

“We would welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are currently under-represented at ECI.

“ECI are committed to safeguarding and this post requires an enhanced disclosure.”

Further information, including the job description and person specification for this post, can be found on the Exeter Community Initiatives website.