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JOB VACANCY- Development Project Manager

Interested in working for a leading Oxfordshire community development charity?

The Development Project Manager (DPM) will; manage existing Neighbourhood Planning commissions and seek new opportunities; research, develop and deliver new income-generating services; contribute to fundraising strategies and; contribute to a Community-Led Housing support service.

We are seeking a self-starter with excellent communication skills, a flexible approach and a creative mind. 35 hours p/w. £28,000 p/a. Permanent. For more information, including the person specification, please see the Job Application Pack.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the Application Form and tell us how you meet the person specification.

Email your completed application form to Tom McCulloch ([email protected]). Or send by post to Tom McCulloch, Community First Oxfordshire, South Stables, Worton Rectory Farm, Worton, Witney, OX29 4SU

The application deadline is 18 December 2018. Interviews will be held in the week of 7 January 2019.

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Asset Based Community Development Training – 28 & 29 November

Come and join us for Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) training. ABCD focusses on identifying what is strong in a community rather than what’s wrong and building on already existing connections.

CFO will be supporting ABCD specialists Nurture Development on a 2-day workshop, November 28 and 29 in Didcot.  The cost is £200 + VAT.

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This workshop will:

  • Give you an understanding of the history of ABCD, relating it to your experience of community development.
  • Explain the 5 guiding principles of ABCD in both theory and practice.
  • Identify the 6 building blocks or assets of community building, exploring how these can be identified, connected and mobilised in the neighbourhood context.
  • Share the 8 touch stones of community building, offering stories and examples of their application.
  • Identify the ABCD Tools for Change: e.g. Learning Conversations & Asset Mapping.
  • Involve you in activities and exercises that you can then use in practice where you live and/or work.
  • Use stories and case studies of ABCD in action from our Learning Sites, in the UK and around the world, to highlight effective practice.


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