Business Development and Communications Service Manager for Groundwork South and North Tyneside

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Contract Type: Permanent

Role Type: Employment

Hours: Part time

Application deadline:

Based: South Tyneside

Salary: £26,262 Pro Rata

Salary Type: Fixed Salary

Location: Tyne and Wear

Role description: Manager


Business Development and Communications Service Manager


£26,262 per annum pro rata (actual: £21,294 per annum)


30 hours per week; may include occasional weekend and evening work as required. Standard terms and conditions apply.


Hebburn Offices/Homeworking

 Job Summary:

 Groundwork South and North Tyneside has been Changing Places and Changing Lives for over 30 years through a variety of environmental, learning, health and skills programmes: SOUTH & NORTH TYNESIDE – Groundwork

Our mission is to mobilise practical community action on poverty and the environment. This is a new and exciting role in the Business Development team at Groundwork and subsidiary charity TEN North East (TENNE).

The successful post holder will be a motivated and experienced individual with sound business acumen to further develop our operational programmes. The post holder will support essential business development activity and in the preparation and submission of a range of funding opportunities including bids, tenders, grants and proposals. The post holder will be required top monitor and disseminate opportunities internally, report on the Trust’s success through impact monitoring and work with colleagues across the Trust to ensure press and social media presence, raising the profile of Groundwork across communities and with funders, partners and stakeholders.

The post holder will support development and delivery of our annual marketing and communications plan to help achieve our ambitious targets and reach out to new and existing audiences. Providing marking support across a number of projects the role varies, amongst our priorities include attracting visitors to Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm Village and Bede Museum, promoting our education offer to local schools, raising awareness of our Young Carers Respite Service and positioning Groundwork with central policy pieces produced by the Groundwork Federation.

We are a fast paced and diverse charity with an excellent track record in partnership working and high-quality delivery.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service.

Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Groundwork SaNT believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults and to keep them safe. We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.

Instructions for Applicants:

To apply, please carefully read the role description and person specification, complete the application form, declaration of convictions and equal opportunities forms and email them all to

Please note, we cannot accept CVs in place of completed forms and hard-copy applications will not be reviewed. If you have any accessibility requirements that need to be discussed further then please contact or call 0191 428 1144. Only successful applicants will be contacted to confirm interview dates and times, no feedback will be given on unsuccessful applications.

Closing Date: 5pm, Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Interview Date: Wednesday 31st July 2024

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