Southeast Development Officer
We are RNID: the national charity supporting the 12 million people in the UK who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus.
Together, we will end the discrimination faced by our communities, help people hear better now and fund world-class research to restore hearing and silence tinnitus.
We work with our communities and partners across industry, government, charity, education and more to change life for the better.
RNID has a proud history and big ambitions. We’re focused on making the greatest impact possible across the whole of the UK. We champion the latest technology and the opportunities it brings. We also know the value of a friendly face in local communities to support people where they need it most.
Join our team
At RNID we have big, ambitious plans to make real impact for our communities. To do that, we need the right people in our team.
We are a remote working organisation, with colleagues based across the UK in locations from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands and everywhere in between. We come together in person three times a year for our Staff Summits, inspirational events for sharing skills and ideas, hearing from external speakers and spending quality time with colleagues. Working in this way, we bring together the best of digital and in-person working in a modern, progressive organisation. We know our colleagues have responsibilities and interests outside work and we want to support that, which is why we offer a sector-leading flexible working policy to all our staff from day one.
Our values are at the heart of how we work and communicate with each other, and the outside world. We strive to be an organisation that is connected, insightful, curious and passionate in everything we do.
Does that sound like a good fit? If so, we can’t wait to hear from you…
The Development Officer for the Southeast Locality will focus and lead on
- Recruiting, supporting, and retaining volunteers across the southeast locality in line with Investing In Volunteers (IIV) accreditation
- Identifying opportunities for the extensive roll out of our new RNIDNY service
- Delivering our community development priorities and projects in line with our strategic programmes
- Representing RNID in your Locality through active engagement with communities and local partnerships.
You will be responsible for
Working with volunteers and beneficiaries, supporting our community development initiatives and you will be a key representative of RNID in your locality. You will identify local opportunities for development, improve the scope of our work and present to key stakeholders. The Development Officer will support the Localities team in the implementation of the Localities strategy, you will also work closely with the Locality manager producing reports and presenting at key meetings when required.
Perform a variety of professional work activities in a variety of contexts to advance the Localities strategy. You provide guidance and resolve issues raised by internal and external stakeholders. You analyse opportunities to enable growth and you may be responsible for a defined part of a project. You provide support to the Locality Manager and work flexibly between projects and work streams effectively.
Have a thorough understanding of your professional area and how it fits within the business. You have a solution focused attitude to our challenges, and you select the appropriate methods and tools to advance our strategy through your activities. You communicate fluently and can present technical information to a non-technical audience. You keep up to date with developments in your technical or professional area of expertise. You are responsible and take initiative for your own personal development.
What we can offer you
Your benefits include:
- 28 days annual leave plus all bank holidays
- Plus 2 wellbeing days for extra flexibility
- Sickness benefit entitlement from day 1
- Fully remote working with no core hours
- £26 remote working allowance every month
- Three in person whole staff conferences a year
- Pension scheme with 4% employer contribution
- Employee assistance programme that provides counselling sessions
- Additional benefits for maternity, paternity and adoption
- Hospital Saturday Fund health benefit
Our commitment to diversity
We are committed to supporting our staff including making reasonable adjustments. If you require support to apply for or fulfil the requirements of this role, please inform us so we can discuss the options with you.
Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. It has replaced the previous Two Ticks Positive About Disabled People scheme that you may have heard of.
RNID is proud to be a member of Disability Confident and as a Disability Confident Leader we recognise the value disabled people bring to RNID. We offer interviews to any candidate that tells us they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the role.
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