Network Development Lead – POP

Contract type:  Permanent (subject to continued funding) 

Hours:  Part-time, 15 hours/2 days per week  

Salary:  £35,000 (£14,000 pro rata)   

Location:  Currently home-based with some office working and regular travel 
in and around Plymouth. Flexibility needed as some networks will include evening meetings.   

Deadline for applications:  Monday 31st January at 12pm   

POP is based on building relationships and facilitating networks between members of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sectors. You will act as a network weaver across the POP membership, and support networks to do this within their own work. It is a new employed role, previously delivered as an externally sub-contracted role.  

The role involves:

  • Leading on several existing pieces of work including building Neighbourhood Networks and supporting existing networks e.g. Children & Young People, Community Sports   
  • Helping design and facilitate network meetings 
  • Supporting new networks to establish and existing networks to catalyse 
  • Facilitating connections between POP members 
  • Coordinating POP’s approach to network building & support 
  • Supporting and leading fundraising efforts with POP CEO 
  • Working with the CEO and POP Trustee Board to develop the network support offer and POP’s wider work 


Skills and Experience required: 

  • Community development experience in the charity or voluntary sector and demonstrable previous experience of creating and sustaining effective relationships   
  • Producing well-structured reports/documents to communicate with different audiences 
  • Confidence and personal skills to meet people and communities at their pace and place, in terms of communities of interest, identity and geography 
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills on a personal and group level 
  • A working knowledge of network development theory 


If you are interested in this role, please complete the Application Pack:

If you have any questions, please contact Claire Law, Core Lead  

Zebra Facilitator & Trainer (Trauma-informed)

Zebra Collective continues to build our trauma-informed practice delivery team and we are seeking an experienced facilitator to join us:

15 hours / week, £35k pro rata

Most work currently online; some face-to-face, principally in Cornwall & Devon (this may increase through 2022)

Interest in / ability to deliver on other core Zebra topics – e.g. solution-focused practice, equalities – preferable

Please contact for further information.

About Zebra:

About Zebra’s approach to trauma-informed work:

Tutor – Horticulture & Soft Skills Development

A unique opportunity to support Young People in Plymouth aged 15 to 24 years.

Love horticulture? Love teaching? And want to get involved in some of the most innovative green projects across the area. Maybe you are looking for something different, where you can make a difference to your local community?

Working on the Skills for Young People Project, you will work with groups of Young People, aged between 15 to 24 who are at risk of, or who have fallen out of education, training, or employment in Plymouth, who would like to explore working in the natural environment as a career path.

You will work with small groups of young people in Schools and Community Venues, adapting to meet the needs of your learners, blending accredited learning with non-accredited learning with the end goal of supporting our students into further education or employment.

You will take a lead in Groundwork’s mission to encourage young people to take part in social action projects in their local community. This rewarding experience helps Young People connect to the place they live, whilst developing their soft skills and resilience.

If you would like a unique and challenging teaching role, where you can genuinely make a difference, enhance the prospects of your learners, and ultimately change people’s lives for the better – then this could be the opportunity for you!

SALARY:  £15,000 – £15,600 (FTE £25,000 to £26,000) (Depending on experience)

HOURS: 22.5 hours a week

CONTRACT: Fixed term to Jul 2023 (with potential to extend)

LOCATION: Plymouth

For an application pack please email

Project Officer

We are recruiting – Project Co-Ordinator!
Millfields Inspired is a charity established and supported by the Millfields Community Economic Development Trust (Millfields Trust) an established and respected social enterprise operating in the Stonehouse neighbourhood.

The Charity’s highly regarded Widening Horizons programme has been delivered into the seven primary schools in Stonehouse for the last 13 years. There is an opportunity to join our small but active team to coordinate and deliver the Charity’s programmes and in particular, the Widening Horizons programme.

We are looking for someone who has strong organisational and communication skills, balanced with the ability to work with primary aged children, their teachers, teaching assistants and business leaders. Quite a mix!

The role will be a mixture of back-office coordination and front-line delivery of the Charity programmes, plus assisting with organisation and delivery of annual events such as World Ocean Day and the Widening Horizons graduation ceremony.

Peer Support Co-ordinator – Positive People

Peer Support Co-ordinator x 2: Plymouth (Part-time position) and Torbay (Full-time position) 


Contract type: Contract (currently funded to March 2023)  

Hours:  Full Time & Part Time opportunities available  

Salary: £25,569 (£20,455 pro rata for 30 hrs/4 days per week)   

Location: Currently home-based with some office working and regular travel in Plymouth (Part-time position) and Torbay (Full-time position) and Devon as needed   

Deadline for applications:  Tuesday 4 January at 12pm   


Do you enjoy supporting people and making a difference to their lives? POP and Torbay Community Development Trust works with the Positive People project to enable people furthest from the labour market to progress to volunteering, work or training but also to feel part of a support community with us and their own community of interest. We do this through giving people the opportunity to be part of a peer support network, offering a self-development learning programme and a range of activities to help increase confidence and skills.  


As Peer Support Co-ordinator, you will work with the Community Enabler and Positive People team to further develop a suite of activities, including 1:1 sessions, group work, activities, volunteering, learning / training packages and employment support (utilising partner programmes and services) 


The role will involve:  

  • Assisting in the development and co-ordination of a peer support project for people furthest from the labour market 
  • Ensuring all activities are recorded and monitored and report progress against targets relevant to the post/project 
  • Ensuring that all practice embodies strengths-based practice and personal learning principles, qualities, values and standards. This will include ensuring that peers are at all times leading and defining their learning and development needs and are supported to achieve their personal outcomes 
  • Supporting the recruitment, training and support of peers including the provision and receipt of regular supervision and coaching meetings   
  • Playing a full and active role in the wider Positive People, POP, Torbay Community Development Trust teams to ensure our work is the best it can be  


Experience required:  

  • Previous experience of working in the voluntary/ community or charity sector in particular with peers/volunteers in a supportive capacity 
  • Experience of a role of supporting others to achieve positive wellbeing, i.e. supporting mentoring or signposting 
  • Experience in the assessment of peer/volunteer needs using supervision and appraisal 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – including delivering group work and training 
  • Understanding of the need for flexibility, creativity and adaptability in the learning environment   


If you are interested in this role, please see our Application Packs: 

Plymouth: Application Pack Plymouth 

Torbay: Application Pack Torbay


Positive People is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund. 

If you have any questions re the Plymouth role, please contact Claire Law, Core Lead 

If you have any questions re the Torbay role, please contact Natasha Talbot