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Community Development for Good Neighbours Network

Portsmouth Diocesan Council for Social Responsibility
Portsmouth PO2
Temporarily remote
£15,681 a year - Part-time, Fixed term contract, Freelance


Portsmouth PO2

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  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking

Full job description

This role is about being a Good Neighbours Network Support Adviser with particular responsibility for Digital development. The person appointed needs to be able to respond appropriately and proactively to telephone, email and other enquiries from groups in our Good Neighbours Network (GNN) across Hampshire, in a positive and friendly way, answering directly where possible, and working with other staff as appropriate. They will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the GNN website, the GNN e-learning portal, the Salesforce CRM (database), the cloud-based task management software, and the on-line DBS checks service. They will be responsible for the professional content of the Network’s social media accounts. Experience in safeguarding will be very useful. They will support and sometimes run resource cafés, training events, the annual event (when these are possible) and other GNN meetings as well as help to set up new groups. They will be a confident champion for the digital development of the GN groups and offer support and advice when needed in this area. This work is mainly office based and is necessarily becoming more about handling issues remotely rather than in person.

Good Neighbours is a network of over 120 independent local good neighbour volunteer groups, across Hampshire, undertaking simple non-nursing tasks like taking people to health appointments, befriending those who are lonely, and in some cases offering a simple but welcome DIY task such as changing a light bulb. Each group, is independent and best placed to know its own community, deciding for itself what its priorities should be, and the level of work that can be achieved. Groups are volunteer led and run, helping keep costs low.

The Network Hub is hosted by the Council for Social Responsibility (CSR) on behalf of a partnership consisting of the three Anglican dioceses of Portsmouth, Winchester and Guildford that cover the county of Hampshire. The work is currently funded by Hampshire County Council and the NHS, and enables us to support the groups, as well as set up new ones. We help them to run safely, confidently and effectively, with access to advice and support as necessary.

GNN provides groups with free advice, free DBS checks, free insurance, free training and usually opportunities to meet peers from other groups for mutual collaboration and learning in networking events (covid allowing).

You will need to fill out and return a full application form before the deadline below. Wide experience in the voluntary sector and confidence with digital platforms is essential. Experience with training people and in safeguarding will be useful. You will need to be articulate, attend to detail and be able to give people confidence in your knowledge and understanding without pretending if you don't know something.

Interviews to be held on 7th Jan 2022 in Portsmouth.

Contract length: 18 months (renewable subject to funding)

Salary: £26,135 pro rata (15,681)

Annual Leave: 25 days + BH pro rata (15 days)

Part-time hours: 21 per week

Application deadline: 31/12/2021

Expected start date: Jan/Feb 2022

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: £15,681.00 per year


  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
Our offices allow some working socially distanced, but while Covid is still a problem, some home working will be possible. In the longer term, it is likely to be more office-based.


  • A-Level or equivalent (preferred)


  • Voluntary Sector: 3 years (required)

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19