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Development Officer: Engage and Inspire

  • Full time
  • £22,440 – £29,034
  • Wishaw
  • Closing 28th November 2018

  • Advertised from 8th November 2018
  • Salary depending on experience. 37.5 hours per week. (Initial fixed term contract 24 months, with the potential for extension subject to funding).


The Haven is an award winning charity which aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by a range of life limiting conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Information and support is provided to clients and their families, by a multidisciplinary team of nurses, therapists and volunteers. Our aim is to support our clients to understand all aspects of their illness, treatment and care; to improve their emotional wellbeing and ability to manage stress and to sustain carers in their caring role.

The Haven has been recognised nationally through the attainment of the King’s Fund/GSK IMPACT Award and the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

The Haven operates three centres based in Blantyre, Wishaw and Forth, supporting families across North and South Lanarkshire. ‘Engage and Inspire’ is a community engagement and communications initiative which is taking both a strategic and hands on approach to developing relationships with community stakeholders, with the aims of:

  • Ensuring that families affected by life limiting illness are aware of Haven services and how to access support
  • Ensuring services are developed with the involvement of local communities and local stakeholders to meet the expressed needs of Haven client groups
  • Supporting the development of effective partnerships and collaborations which secure income generation targets to ensure financial sustainability of Haven services, including developing relationships with and securing grant funding from trusts and foundations.

The Development Officer will be based at The Haven centre in Wishaw and will work collaboratively as a member of a dedicated multidisciplinary team of staff, therapists and volunteers, to develop and deliver of a range of community consultation and engagement activities to meet the objectives outlined above. With year on year increases in the numbers of people attending The Haven centre in Wishaw and an ever increasing need for Haven services in North Lanarkshire and surrounding areas, a key focus of the role will be the achievement of financial targets to ensure that services can be sustainably developed. Line management support will be provided by the Service Manager and the post holder will also work closely with and be supported by, the Chief Executive Officer, to develop and implement a programme of applications to trust and grant funders.

‘Engage and Inspire’ offers the potential for a highly motivated, compassionate and empathetic individual to join our multidisciplinary team to work on the development and successful delivery of this initiative and associated outcomes. There is tremendous scope for the post holder to develop this role to ensure that all families affected by life limiting illnesses are aware of The Haven and the support it can provide to them and to ensure that services are sustained for the future.

Application notes

Full job description attached below

Applications in the form of a supporting letter that outlines why you are applying for the post, your relevant skills and experience and the personal qualities you would bring to the role (up to 2 A4 pages), and in addition a skills based CV to:

HR Department - Mark this for the attention of (June Sutherland – Service Manager)

The Haven

Blantyre Health Centre

Victoria Street


G72 0BS

Or by email:

Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 28th November 2018