Role: Community Business Adviser (Fixed-term 9 months initially)   

Starting salary: £32,612

Contract: Full-time or part-time considered

Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire or Home-based

Plunkett Foundation is a national charity with a vision for resilient, thriving and inclusive rural communities. To achieve this, we support people in predominantly rural areas to set up and run a wide range of businesses which are genuinely owned by local communities, whereby members have equal and democratic control. In recent years, we’ve helped over 800 community-owned businesses and witnessed the benefits that these inspirational businesses can bring to a local area, as thriving, resilient businesses with a 96% long-term survival rate.

We are pleased to announce an opportunity for a Community Business Adviser to join the Plunkett team, working closely with community groups to deliver advice and support to help their projects succeed; as well as leading on the consultancy service Plunkett provides to community businesses and corporate partners.

To be successful in the role, you will be an excellent communicator, experienced in providing direct advice to a range of organisations with an understanding of tailoring activities to meet the bespoke needs of communities. You will have demonstrable knowledge and experience of the community business sector, including legal structures, governance, social finance, community shares and volunteer management.

The role will suit a team-oriented, collaborative individual, who is able to effectively manage a demanding workload, expectations and priorities.

Download a job description here: Community Business Adviser

To apply for the role, please submit an up-to-date CV and covering letter including a supporting statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining your suitability for the role according to the person specification. Please send your application to:

Closing date for applications: 9am on Wednesday 20 July 2022

Interview date: Interviews will be held during the week commencing 25 July 2022 via video conference.

No agencies please.

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