UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
                               RECRUITMENT ROLE PROFILE FORM

Job Title:                   Development Officer

School/Department:           School of Sociology and Social Policy, Ann Craft Trust –
                             Centre for Social Work

Salary:                      £21,171 to £25,251 per annum, depending on skills and
                             qualifications. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to

Job Family and Level:        Administrative, Professional and Managerial Level 3

Contract Status:             Permanent

Hours of Work:               Hours of work are full-time (36.25 per week); however
                             applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work
                             part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your
                             application if you wish to work part time and the number of
                             preferred hours.

Location:                    Ann Craft Trust, Sociology and Social Policy, University Park

Reporting to:                Deborah Kitson, CEO Ann Craft Trust

Job Outline:

The Development Officer will have responsibility for researching, planning and implementing a
new marketing strategy for the Trust in order to increase its membership and to further
develop its training services. The postholder will also coordinate and develop training
programmes, working closely with the Director of ACT and the Membership Officer.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

      To undertake research to identify the Trust’s current market profile and to use the data
       gathered to devise a long-term marketing strategy for ACT to increase membership and
       to develop training services.

      To assist the Chief Executive with the completion of tenders for training contracts and
       funding applications for projects

      To identify and respond to opportunities to tender for training with service providers in
       the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors

      To attend meetings nationally and locally on behalf of the Trust to raise its profile,
       represent its commitment to safeguarding and to increase its services.

      To keep up to date with policy initiatives in the field of safeguarding disabled children
       and vulnerable adults in order to be able to deal effectively with enquiries.

      To advise on and propose changes in the training profile of the Trust in response to
       research data collected and in line with policy initiatives.

      To liaise with and act as coordinator for ACT’s national team of trainers
      To oversee the training timetable and to be responsible for all aspects of training
       administration and coordination.

      To collate detailed feedback from current users of the Trust services (in both training
       and membership) to inform the planning stage for service development.

      To do all other tasks that each member of the ACT team is expected to contribute to
       including responding to telephone and e-mail enquiries, offering relevant information
       and contributing to team meetings and discussions.

Person Specification:

                                  Essential                               Desirable
Qualifications/         Educated to at least A-level or         Educated to degree level
Education                equivalent                              Professional qualification in a
                                                                  relevant health or social care
                                                                 Relevant professional
                                                                  qualification e.g. in
Skills/Training         Excellent communication and             An understanding of the
                         presentation skills                      issues relating to the abuse
                        Good organisational skills and           and protection of people with
                         ability to prioritise a workload         learning disabilities
                        Ability to collate and apply            Co-ordinate and facilitate
                         research data to practice                conference, training and
                         initiatives                              other events
                        Good understanding of market            Experience of creating
                         principles                               databases and web pages
                        Ability to work as part of a team
                         and independently
                        PC literate in MS Word, Excel
                         and PowerPoint
                        An understanding of the
                         sensitive nature of the Trust’s
Experience              Significant vocational                  Experience of working with
                         experience in a related field            disabled children and/or
                        Project management                       vulnerable adults
                        Market research                         Work experience in a health
                                                                  or social care setting
                                                                 Data analysis

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Deborah Kitson (
0115 9515401). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be

Please quote ref. SM09634L

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