Job opportunity at Lancaster District CVS.

Voluntary Sector Development worker (Preston). NJC Scale 26 (£22,443 per annum pro rota based on a 35 hour week)

Lancaster District Community & Voluntary Solutions (LDCVS) delivers a comprehensive service to the Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector within Lancaster City (District) boundaries, continually promoting best practice, and innovation in the provision of locally based voluntary sector support. We work in partnership with statutory authorities, funders and other voluntary sector organisations to achieve excellence in the sector.

The district has in excess of 500 voluntary organisations many of which are umbrella bodies themselves representing a diverse range of organisations that both address issues and provide services to the community. These organisations may be local or national and encompass a wide range of interest including social welfare, education, health, housing, conservation, training and the environment.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to provide support to VCFS organisations operating in the Preston area. This post, funded by Lancashire County Council, is delivered as part of the ONE Lancashire Countywide Infrastructure Support Programme. As part of our relationship with ONE Lancashire and Lancashire Association for Community Voluntary Solutions (LACVS), the post holder will complement our team by providing high quality support to VCFS partners in the ways described in the job description.

To apply, please download the application form,  job description and job specification. Complete the application form and send this back to the address provided on the application form. Please note, we do not accept applications by email.

For an informal discussion, please contact Yak on 01524 555900 / 07876225633 or email yak@lancastercvs.org.uk

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4pm, Thursday 15th January 2015

Application form: Application Form

Job description & specification: Preston VSD worker Job description & Specification.


Our vision

Yak Patel CVS’s new Chief Officer  talked to our AGM about his vision for the future:

“ Lancaster CVS has always been led by a strong vision for the district and we in the charitable sector have especially appreciated the emphasis on inclusive democracy, community development, under-represented communities and the arts as components of that vision. A key part of this vision is ensuring that marginalised communities have the “locally grown” organisations they need to participate fully in the districts’ future. It is hard for us to envision a strong district that does not have strong community-based institutions in low-income communities, in BME communities, faith communities and in rural communities.

I joined CVS for a reason…..” to see a copy of the full presentation go to:

Letter to members, freinds, collegaues AGM 2014..