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Kingston Voluntary Action is looking for a Funding and Organisational Development Officer

We are looking for an experienced capacity building officer with a wide skillset and a track record of achieving outcomes for local communities by undertaking hands-on work with VCSE organisations of all sizes and structures, including, but not limited to support with fundraising, ability to better demonstrate their impact, develop policies and procedures and set up and run a charity or community organisation.

Together with our VCSE Sector Development Manager, internal team and external partners, you will ensure that KVA offers an ambitious and innovative capacity building programme for Kingston community and voluntary sector organisations.

You will have a problem-solving approach, with patience, good listening skills, but also ability to be a critical friend when needed.

KVA is an expanding, ambitious team with a great working culture. We offer 27 days of annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, salary sacrifice scheme and hybrid working.

Salary: £32,000 + 5% pension contribution for a full-time post (35 hours per week)

Deadline for applications: May 2024


Job Description and Person Specification

Application form (CVs will not be considered)


SWL Voluntary Sector Mental Health Reps


  • A strategic minded CEO/Director/Founder whose voluntary sector organisation provides mental health services ideally across more than one borough in South West London (Merton, Croydon, Wandsworth, Sutton, Richmond and Kingston).
  • The person needs to be willing to represent the wider voluntary sector rather than their own organisation and, to do so, to liaise with other organisations through and feed back to the SWL VCSE Alliance Director.
  • They ideally need to regularly attend local VCSE Forums and networks and be well connected with other voluntary sector organisations and their local infrastructure organisation.
  • See attached role description for more information on what is expected from a SWL VCSE representative.


Board: South West London Mental Health Partnership Delivery Group


Aim: improve the mental health of the population of SWL. A focus on those who use mental health service and their carers and outcomes is at the heart of this aim.

Agreed areas of focus:

  • Lead and drive change for Mental Health services in SWL
  • Develop a vision, ambitions and priorities for mental health into the SWL Mental Health Strategy and oversee its delivery
  • Identify areas of inequality and oversee the development of proposals for tackling these
  • Promote prevention and early support approaches and influence the SWL ICS in setting strategy in these areas
  • Oversee the development of a SWL mental health provider collaborative, ensure the development and implementation of clear delivery plans
  • Develop a clear and transparent approach to financial and contractual elements related to mental health in SWL


Meetings: The meetings are on 4th Tuesday of every month 1.30-3.30. They are usually face to face at 120 Wimbledon Broadway in Wimbledon.

  • Tuesday 25th June 2024, 1.30-3.30 pm
  • Tuesday 23rd July 2024, 1.30-3.30 pm
  • Tuesday 27th August 2024, 1.30-3.30 pm
  • Tuesday 24th September 2024, 1.30-3.30 pm
  • Tuesday 22nd October 2024, 1.30-3.30 pm
  • Tuesday 26th November 2024, 1.30-3.30 pm
  • Tuesday 17thDecember 2024, 1.30-3.30 pm
  • Tuesday 28th January 2025, 1.30-3.30 pm
  • Tuesday 25th March 2025, 1.30-3.30 pm


Relevant documents:


Members include CEO South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust), Mental Health Clinical Leads – Adults and Children and Young People, Director of Integration (Primary Care, Community and Mental Health and LD), Director of Mental Health Transformation, Place representatives (such as Merton – GP Clinical Mental Health Lead, Sutton – Director of Transformation, SWL ICB etc).


Reimbursement of expenses:

We can contribute towards your time in attending the Board with £75 per meeting, until funds are available through the SWL VCSE Alliance's budget.


How to apply

If you are interested please fill in the attached Expression of interest form and send it back to by Wednesday 7th June 2024. Please indicate whether you work with children/young people or adults in the email.


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