Navigate Charity – recruiting

Job Description and Person Specification
Partnership & Social Policy Lead
Fixed Term Contract Ending 31st March 2022
Salary: £23,048-£25,163, pa, pro rata. Place of Work: Home Based working across West
Somerset, Mid Devon & North Devon
Hours of Work: 22.5 Hours per week Reporting to: CEO
*Depending on Experience

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About Navigate CIO
Navigate is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), a registered charity providing free, impartial,
confidential and effective money and debt management advice and financial capability courses across
Devon and Somerset. All of our work is designed to provide a social benefit by tackling issues of social
and financial exclusion within the communities we serve. Our products and services are based on strong
partnerships with a variety of organisations from the public, private and charitable sectors.
Changing Lives through Inclusion
Navigate has a formal partnership with Encompass Southwest and Mind in Somerset known as
“Wis£rmoney”. The partnership was formed in 2012. Wis£rmoney operates across Devon and Somerset
providing services for people who are experiencing poverty, hardship and financial exclusion.
Our projects and partnerships are by funded by Charitable Grants and Donations to deliver financial
inclusion and advice services across rural districts in Somerset and Devon. We aim to improve the lives
and financial wellbeing of individuals and families and to strengthen the resilience of the individuals and
communities we work with, build community cohesion and reduce social isolation.
We achieve our aims by Valuing people. Recognising the commitment and achievements of our staff and
volunteers and investing in their training and support. Providing our staff with the tools and resources
needed to fulfil their roles and personally develop.
Partnership & Social Policy Leads (P&SPL) are professional, creative and confident individuals with a
passion for helping others, effective communicators who enjoy sharing knowledge and ideas in
community settings and to different audiences both face to face and virtually. P&SPL’s understand and
are passionate about challenging social injustice and becoming a voice for individuals and families facing
rural, financial and social exclusion.
P&SPL’s work as part of a team and are also self-directed. Leading effective consultation with our clients
and referral and community partners, analysing, reporting and disseminating the results to our funders
and trustees and sharing key messages and stories through social media. Community builders, with strong
networking skills and experience of organising public events. P&SPL’s evidence the wider impact of our
work, e.g. on health, wellbeing, savings to the public purse etc. and use social impact data to influence
policy change, funding and marketing/awareness raising activities.
The role is challenging but extremely rewarding, knowing you are part of a team that can and does
transform lives