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Head of Community Development

Head of Community Development

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a distinctive charity in south west Hertfordshire dedicated to delivering excellent services in partnership with funders, users and the local community.

Volunteering and a good public spirit are at the heart of every successful community and every contented individual. Watford & Three Rivers Trust have worked for over forty years to ensure that the local community benefits from voluntary groups that are welcoming, effective, accountable and sustainable, and to ensure that people can contribute to the design and delivery of the services on which they rely.

Watford & Three Rivers Trust promotes, supports and delivers activities that strengthen the local community. They run the CVS service supporting Watford charities on fundraising and governance, their Dragon's Apprentice Challenge has raised over 100k for Watford charities and every week they provide activities and contacts for 200 older people within the community. Each month, Watford & Three Rivers Trust complete around 200 interventions to help vulnerable people living at home and each year their volunteer drivers complete around 20,000 miles taking people to urgent appointments. In total, they manage two community centres hosting 2,500 community activities each year, and lead a partnership aimed at supporting 14,000 people a year to relieve pressures on the NHS and adult care services.

They are now looking for a Head of Community Development to join the team on a permanent basis.

Watford & Three Rivers Trust Head of Community Development


Location: Watford Hertfordshire

Salary: £40,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent

The post-holder will oversee W3RT's work on voluntary sector development and community building across Watford and Three Rivers: delivering the CVS service and building membership, championing volunteering, creating a local directory of services, creating networks and forums, supporting community initiatives, developing and delivering W3RT's local strategies.

We are looking for a passionate individual with an excellent understanding of the voluntary sector. You will have a successful track record in communications and marketing, as well as a good knowledge of fundraising. You will have proven success in community development work and will be confident to inspire and lead substantial projects.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 7th April at 5.00pm
First Stage Interview: W/C 12th April

If you would like to receive more information about this role, with details on how to apply, please contact Faye Marshall at Harris Hill.

Faye Marshall: faye.marshall@harrishill.co.uk | 020 7820 7303

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.