• Part Time position
  • Salary Range £18,000 to £22,000 (pro rata)
  • Fixed Term for 12 months
  • Some of your time will be spent within designated areas in Milton Keynes.  The remainder of the time will be spent at our offices in Acorn House, Central Milton Keynes
  • 30 days of annual leave  pro rata (4 working weeks, plus 2 ‘statutory days’ and 8 bank holidays)
  • Probation period  & pension: on successful completion of a three month probation period 5% matched contribution is payable to a personal pension scheme

Community Action: MK provides advice and support to voluntary and community groups in Milton Keynes and brokers volunteering opportunities for individuals and businesses.  It also supports individuals to have a voice in their community and provides a strategic voice for the local voluntary sector.

The role of the Development and Funding Officer, as part of the Support, Development and Volunteering team, is to provide individuals, as well as voluntary and community groups, with support throughout the life of their group. Our Support, Development and Volunteering team works with our Community Development Team who work in communities with individuals to identify their ideas, interests and issues and connect them with others in their community to establish groups and networks for collective action.

These groups and networks require volunteers to help them set up, flourish and grow, and the support, development and volunteering team provide a range of information, advice and guidance to help these groups run legally, be financially competent, and able to plan and deliver for the future.

These services are delivered through outreach events in communities across Milton Keynes, through 1:1 group visits, telephone enquiries, referrals to other groups in the sector and development of training and spotlight events on specific themes relevant to the sector.

This role is funded by section 106 money which is paid to Milton Keynes Council by developers for each new house completed in MK. While our work is most commonly in either long established communities in MK which have signs of deprivation or in in brand new communities, this current role presents an unusual opportunity to work in some of the established communities within MK where new housing has been added.

A range of personal and professional training and development is available. The individual needs of employees are identified through regular supervision and appraisal.


If you have any questions regarding this opportunity please contact Jeanette Hyde or Tim Marren on 01908 661623. For an application form please download it here and return it via post or alternatively, email to info@communityactionmk.org. Please note we do not accept CVs.

Application Deadline: 27th January 2017
Interviews: 16th/17th February 2017

For details on the Job Description and Specification, please click here

Our Equal Opportunities Statement can be found here.

Our Equal Opportunities Form can be found here.