Community Enabler and Grants Officer

Job Vacancy | Groundwork South

Devon and Cornwall 

Location: Homebased
Contract: Fixed Term Contract to 31/3/25 (possible to extend)
Salary: Circa £13,554 per annum (FTE £22,590 pro rata)
Hours: 22.5 hour per week

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Community Enabler and Grants team that cover the South of England.  Your job will be helping community groups and charities with advice and support in applying for funding for local projects.

Summary of role: 

Each enabler will also assist local meetings in person or via ‘Zoom” in the award process to help with an in-store voting process, generate local PR stories with a local retailer and attend opening /celebration for approximately 60 retail stores in your target location.

You will be homebased but have the support of a Trust wide coordinator in terms of performance management reporting.

Successful applicants will have experience of working with local community groups, a proven ability to deliver projects and local knowledge of the area.

A passion for proactive engagement with a wide range of people, confident communication and presentation skills using a range of resources and an ability to manage your own time efficiently will be key.

You will also need to be flexible in terms of some out of hours working and travel to and from community groups and retail stores across your area.

For key requirements of the role please see the personal specification attached to the Job Description on our website. 

In return we offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 25 days per annum plus public holidays
  • Health Cash Plan and 24-hour online access to a GP
  • PERKS scheme – such as discounted gym membership and shopping discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme – including mental health helpline and face to face counselling.
  • Salary sacrifices schemes including cycle to work and pension contributions.
  • Family friendly policies to support work/life balance with time off in lieu for out of hours activities
  • Business travel expenses

 Groundwork South

Groundwork South works with communities across the south of England to transform their lives and the places where they live. We have been at the forefront of social and environmental regeneration for over 40 years, and today we have a simple mission: to create better places, improve people’s prospects, and promote greener living and working.

We are passionate about creating a future where every neighborhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances. This vision drives the work that we do. Each year we deliver over 100 innovative projects, tackling the biggest issues facing our communities and creating real and lasting, positive change.

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Job Description & Person Specification


To apply, please read the Job Description and send your CV and covering letter (explaining how you meet the requirements of the JD) to: please quote the reference number ‘CEDC24’  on your covering letter and email communication.

For further information and to discuss the role please contact Richard Younger-Ross at  or 07985 976 205.

Closing date for applications: 10th April 2024
Interview date: Following the closing date via Teams

Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.

 Groundwork South is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us an email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll interview you.  If you need any support or adjustments with your application or attendance at interview please let us know.