Job Opportunity: Community Funding Advisor at Torbay Community Development Trust (application deadline: midnight on Monday 13th March 2023)

Torbay Community Development Trusts excellent Funding Advisor, Robin Causley, who has been a mainstay of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors in Torbay for many years, will be retiring shortly.

The Community Development Trust is currently seeking to recruit a replacement for Robin and has just released the following job advertisement. The deadline for applications is 12 midnight on Monday 13th March 2023. An application pack should be available on the Trust’s website on the Job Opportunities’ page. In the meantime, if you’d like to find out more about the role, please email Robin Causley at  or phone 07824 698294.

The job advertisement reads:

Exciting opportunity for a charity sector Community Funding Advisor in Torbay

“The Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT) is recruiting a full-time Community Funding Advisor to support organisations in Torbay to raise funds, locate suitable grant funders and make funding bids. The role also includes managing the selection and distribution of local community grant funds.

“The role requires someone who is an experienced fundraiser in the Volunteer Charity and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sectors and has a proven track record in building relationships and supporting community groups, charities and social enterprises. We looking for someone who has a good working knowledge of the charity sector, approaches to raising funds for community groups, grant funder requirements, constitutional procedures of charities, with strong communication and networking skills.

“The role includes running a regular community forum, circulation of a newsletter and funding advice, meeting individuals and groups to assess needs, locating suitable funding sources and then supporting groups in their applications. It also includes coordination of an assessment panel, managing grant applications, and distribution of funds to groups and individual in Torbay. The role is based on home working during the working week with some access to hot desking. Some flexibility is required to attend evening and weekend meetings. The role also has a support role within CDT researching appropriate grant providers.

“As an employee of CDT it would be useful, although not essential, if you had a good understanding of collaborative partnership working, commissioning and alliances, as well as the principles of asset-based community development. We would be open to discussions about this role as a 4 day working week. Salary £28,000 per annum at 37.5 hrs per week. If you think you could assist groups in Torbay to raise c.£1M on an annual basis please contact us.

“For more information, please download an application pack from our website at  (under ‘Job Opportunities’). To find out more about the role, please contact Robin Causley on  or phone 07824 698294.

“Please email completed applications to by Monday 13th March 2023, 12 midnight Interviews will be held in March 2023.

“Please note that, unfortunately, we cannot notify applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.”