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  • Improvement Service - Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) Coordinator

    Created: 01/06/2017

    Post Title: Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) Co-ordinator

    Salary: £38,096 - £42,758

    Contract: Initial one-year funding.

    Hours: 36 per week hours

    The Improvement Service (IS) supports councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient services.

    The Improvement Service has entered into an exciting new partnership agreement with Fife Council (lead partner in a consortium which also includes West Lothian and Falkirk Councils) and is looking for an experienced coordinator to provide a leading and coordinating role across the three local authority areas in the setting up and establishment of the Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) project.

    The CDFI project aims to provide more affordable finance to disadvantaged people and, in doing so, also ensure they are able to access complementary advisory and other relevant services appropriate to their needs. It is also expected that the CDFI will work alongside credit unions by promoting their services and supporting CDFI clients to open credit union accounts, as they become more financially resilient.

    Key duties will include overall project management, liaison with a wide range of stakeholders, establishing and maintaining governance arrangements, including regular reporting to the Project Advisory Board, developing relevant documentation and plans, developing communications, events planning, managing project risks, developing learning materials, etc.

    The successful candidate will have excellent communications and partnership working skills, as well as experience in managing and developing projects.

    The post holder will work alongside the Improving Outcomes in Money Advice Project at the IS and will also draw upon input from a wide a range of other IS colleagues that have expertise in areas such as programme management, knowledge management, research, publications and events management.

    For more information about this role, download the full job description or click here.

    To apply for this position, please download the application form. Alternatively, you can call Michelle Allan on 01506 282012 for an application pack.

    All applications should be e-mailed to [email protected].

    The closing date for applications is 4pm on Tuesday, 6 June 2017.

    A competence-based interview will take place on Thursday 15 June 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be advised by e-mail a week in advance of the interview.

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