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Development Officer (Partnerships)

Published: September 14, 2021



Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian (VSGWL) is the Third Sector Interface (TSI) operating in West Lothian. Our primary purpose is to promote, develop and support West Lothian`s Third Sector. We work in partnership with the voluntary sector and key statutory and public stakeholders to improve the lives of individuals and communities across West Lothian.

VSGWL requires an individual with excellent planning and interpersonal skills to join our Development Officer team. You will be:

  • Someone who is innovative and able to work collaboratively with others to succeed in an evolving environment.
  • Someone with proven ability in forming alliances and partnerships to bring out sustainable change for communities and the wider third sector.
  • Committed, results-driven and supportive to the needs of others, you work well within a team and are willing to follow and develop agreed procedures.

About the job

You will work closely with a range of key external stakeholders, including statutory partners and wider third sector to bring about positive change for individuals and communities in West Lothian. You will establish and develop working groups with third sector organisations. You will also represent VGSWL in appropriate meetings with key stakeholders and partners including WL Council and Integrated Joint Board.

Key to the role is outstanding communication and influencing skills to form and cement strategic alliances and strengthen partnership working. You will work closely with the existing staff team.

Salary: £26,796 pro-rata

Hours: 21 hours per week (£16,077)

Type of contract: Part-time

Location: Bathgate, West Lothian. Blended home/office working

Application notes

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How to apply: apply online now.

Closing date for applications – 12pm, Monday 4 Oct

Interview – w/c 25 October

If anyone would like to have an informal discussion about of the role, please contact

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