Fenland Development Officer

  • Job Reference: C - FDO
  • Date Posted: 9 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Support Cambridgeshire
  • Website: https://supportcambridgeshire.org.uk/
  • Location: Fenland, occasionally Huntingdon
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £31,478
  • Sector: Administration, Education & Childcare, Public Sector, Social Care & Nursing, Charity & Non Profit
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: Fixed Term - 5 Years

Job Description

Job title: Fenland Development Officer  

Contract: Fixed Term (5 years) 

Hours of Work: 22.2 hours per week (37 full-time) 

Salary: £31,478 pro rata per annum

Responsible to: Deputy CEO at Hunts Forum  

Responsible for: Communities Officer and Communications Officer (oversight of the project)  

Location: Hybrid with touchdown base somewhere in Fenland. Regular travel in and around Fenland and the occasional visit to the Hunts Forum office, Maple Centre, Huntingdon 

About this role 

This new role will oversee the Support Fenland’s project development and implementation with the support of the Deputy CEO of Hunts Forum. They will lead on some and support other activities highlighted within the project plan. They will be part of the team that develops and defines what infrastructure support looks like in the district. Hunts Forum has a small staff team, and this role will add to the team's development output across Cambridgeshire, supporting voluntary and community groups across the district with partnership, governance, funding, volunteering, and other aspects of good practices. They will work closely with other team members across both CCVS and Hunts Forum, especially with the Support Fenland Communities Officer and Communications Officer, whom they will coordinate.

About you 

  • You will be a Fenland resident with a keen interest in your community. 
  • You may not have done this work before, but you will be keen to develop and learn.
  • You will have a curiosity and drive to build relationships and develop networks between   sectors, organisations and those living in the district. 
  • You will have a flair for encouraging neighbourhoods and individuals to build on their ideas. 
  • You will be happy to talk to anyone and listen to what they say, suggesting options and support. 
  • You will be happy to travel across Fenland to visit groups and hold events/networking sessions. 

To view a full job description, please click: Full job description link  

To learn more about this role and access application forms, please visit: https://supportcambridgeshire.org.uk/could-you-be-our-next-employee/

About Support Fenland
Support Fenland was first developed in 2021 when Support Cambridgeshire (the partnership between Hunts Forum and CCVS) received funding from Lloyds Foundation Bank to set up a one-year pilot project looking at what an infrastructure support service would look like in Fenland. This pilot resulted in a report which made the case for further funding within the district to build on the work completed and to continue the legacy. Some of the work set up in this pilot has been carried over to the Support Cambridgeshire general work. After some years of talks between stakeholders and funding applications, in 2024, the Lottery Community Fund funded a five-year project to develop and implement infrastructure support across Fenland.


We look forward to hearing from you.