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Community Places Manager

Salary £34,663 - full time - permanent

Creating and sustaining communities where people can thrive isn’t a pipedream, at Bournville Village Trust (BVT) it is our mission.

At BVT, we look for talented people from a wide range of backgrounds who are adaptable in an ever-changing environment and just as passionate about achieving our mission as we are.

Our values of partnership, fairness, quality, integrity and innovation guide everything that we do and we aspire to have a diverse and inclusive organisation.

Career opportunities at BVT are designed to be agile and centred on personal and professional development, whilst creating an environment where wellbeing and work-life balance is a key part of our culture.

If you find our values as inspiring as we do and would like to play your part in achieving our mission, we now have an opportunity to join us as a Community Development Worker.

Job Profile

We are recruiting a Community Places Manager to join our Community Development Team who will oversee the management of BVT’s Community Places portfolio and work with internal and external partners to ensure BVT’s Community Places are well managed, supported and deliver high-quality social impact.You will play an integral part in helping us to achieve our mission of ‘creating and sustaining communities where people can thrive.’

This role will involve working with both internal and external stakeholders in the delivery of the Trust’s Community Development activity. People matter at BVT so we are looking for a confident professional who can help deliver on both our business and social ambitions for this are of work and place communities at the heart of all we do.

The role involves:

  • Managing, leading and motivating staff, volunteers and others working with and for BVT’s Community Places.
  • Collaborating with BVT’s Community Development Team to ensure connected and coordinated delivery across the team’s wider work.
  • Using performance KPI’s and other monitoring data related to BVT’s Community Places to strengthen performance.
  • Supporting the development of social value accounting/impact monitoring approaches that further enhance how BVT assesses the performance of it’s Community Places. .
  • Working with Community Places holders to improve their services and social impact.
  • Developing and managing relationships and communications with Community Place holders.
  • Working with BVT’s teams and wider partners to support and promote involvement and engagement across the Community Places portfolio.
  • Leading on the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of strategy, policy and guidance that supports BVT’s management of its Community Places portfolio.
  • Identifying strategic and operational risks within areas of responsibility ensuring key controls and assurances are in place to manage these risks effectively.

Candidate Profile

 Successful 21st-century community development practice requires people that have ability, vision, commitment and capacity for learning.  We look for talented people from a wide range of backgrounds who are just as passionate about our values of partnership, fairness, quality, integrity and innovation as we are.

As a Community Places Manager you will bring the following key skills to the role:

  • Excellent planning, administrative and organisational skills.
  • Confident and effective communicator.
  • Building the capacity of third sector organisations.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Build effective relationships and communication with diverse people and groups.
  • Strategic thinker
  • Able to work with and navigate community politics

For more information on how to apply, please go to:

To understand more about our work, including our aims of place-shaping, community building, championing people and providing great homes, you can read our Corporate Plan 2020-29 at https://www.bvt.org.uk/publications/corporate-plan-summary-2020-29/

We encourage potential candidates to get in touch to find out more about this role. To set up an informal conversation please email Cheryl Garvey (Head of Community Development) with your contact details including a number you can be contacted on:  CherylGarvey@bvt.org.uk

Please ensure that you have read through all of the additional information on the right of this screen prior to completing the application form and person specification form. Do not attach any documents other than your completed person specification form as your application will not be considered. 

For more details about this role please view the documents to the right of this page and to apply click on the “apply for this role” button.


Closing date: 09:00 Monday 27th September 2021

1st Stage Interview: Tuesday 5th  October 2021 (In-person)

2nd Stage Interview: Thursday 7th  October 2021 (Online)


Strictly  no CV’s , no agencies


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