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Community Transport Development Manager

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Devizes based           Permanent post     36.50 HPW 

Salary £27,394 to £28,203 gross per annum, plus 7% employers pension contribution


About the Role

Community First is Wiltshire’s Rural Community Council, a charity working at the forefront of community development to help improve local communities throughout Wiltshire and Swindon. We have an extensive network involving parish and town councils, village and community hall committees, youth clubs, community transport and community leaders across the county.

We work with communities, voluntary organisations, statutory agencies and funders, to help develop and deliver wide ranging community programmes that bring social, economic and environmental benefits to local people.

Community Transport provides flexible, accessible and responsive solutions to unmet local transport needs, and often represents the only means of transport for certain user groups using transport solutions from mopeds to minibuses, voluntary car schemes, community bus services, school transport, hospital transport, dial-a-ride, wheels to work and group hire services.

Community transport benefits those living in rural areas who are otherwise isolated or excluded, enabling them to live independently, participate in their communities and access education, employment, health and other services.

You will be responsible for promoting, developing and managing Community Transport programmes within Community First, to build and maintain the capacity of the Community Transport network.   These programmes include  Accelerate – Community Firsts trading service, Link – Wiltshire’s independent voluntary car scheme network, LINK Schemes and Community Transport Grant Programmes, and Wheels2Work.

You will be responsible for the delivery of agreed Community Transport projects and will initiate and develop opportunities to ensure that adequate funding and continuation of these projects are delivered.

You will be working closely with our funding partners Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group to develop and nurture a range of partnerships that can support the future sustainability of community transport groups across Wiltshire.

Closing date: Midday, 29th June 2018                                     Interviews: 23rd July2018

To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post please visit the links below.

Community First is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Building Bridges Programme Administrator

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£20,456 gross per annum

Devizes based.
36.50 hours per week

About the Role

Fixed term contract for one year, with an option to extend – £20,456 gross per annum, plus 7% employer pension contribution

We are looking for an individual who is extremely organised and can support the Building Bridges Programme Manager to effectively deliver the £3.88M Building Bridges programme, jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

The role will be to provide administrative assistance and general support to the Building Bridges Programme Manager, including administration of the financial claims process across all programme delivery partners.

It will require someone with an eye for detail and process who can provide reliable support to the Building Bridges Programme Manager and lead team to ensure effective and compliant delivery of the programme.

The role will be fully funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund.

Further information regarding the Building Bridges programme can be found via our website at

Closing date: Midday, 15th June 2018                              Interviews: 21st June 2018

To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post please use the links listed below. For additional information, please contact Dave Potts, Building Bridges Programme Manager on 01380 729826.

Community First is an equal opportunities employer.


Building Bridges is a partnership of organisations, led by Community First, that has come together to deliver the Building Better Opportunities Programme across Swindon and Wiltshire.

The project has received up to £3.9M of funding from the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit