Funding and Governance Development Worker

Contract Type: 
Part time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 2 September, 2019 - 12:00
South Tyneside
Fixed Salary
Pro Rata
Inspire South Tyneside

Do you have the enthusiasm and passion to be our Funding and Governance Development Worker?

The South Tyneside voluntary and community sector infrastructure organisation are looking for a Funding and Governance Development Worker.

We are a small close-knit team and are looking for someone with imagination, understanding and passion for the Voluntary and Community Sector. 

You will have a growth mind set, positive and professional attitude, be able to work under pressure, and have a good sense of humour.


The role is part-time 28 hours per week.

If you are interested in the role and have the appropriate experience, we would like to hear from you.

For further information on how to apply, please contact Debbie Carr at Inspire South Tyneside on 0191 4569551 or email on


Who we are & what we do

Working together to improve communities Inspire South Tyneside (IST) is the infrastructure organisation for the voluntary and community sector in South Tyneside providing information, advice and support towards improving the capacity and sustainability of the sector. It can be referred to as an ‘umbrella’ organisation for the sector, or a Local Development Agency (LDA).

In 2017 South Tyneside Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) and HealthNet merged, as wide consultation with the sector and our partners identified a single infrastructure organisation was needed to better support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) in South Tyneside. Inspire has been created with a clear remit to represent and advocate on behalf of the sector and develop and promote opportunities to generate increased local voluntary action to achieve a more sustainable future for local community organisations.

Values & Principles

We believe that our people are our greatest asset. We will support and encourage them to fulfil their potential and be the best they can be. We acknowledge each other’s skills, abilities, knowledge and experience and celebrate each other’s achievements. We believe that rights are accompanied by responsibilities and everyone is responsible for the consequences of their own actions. We aim to inspire by example. We share best practice and learn from each other. We conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity and maintain the highest professional standards in our dealings with others.

Our Vision

Our vision for Inspire is to offer support, advice, acting as a strategic reference point for the sector and the borough, as well as representing the views of the sector at strategic bodies and groups. Inspire South Tyneside will facilitate the development of a vibrant, strong, and sustainable local third sector that will work in collaboration with partners to ensure the best outcomes for residents of the borough.