Development Manager – England

Position: Development Manager – England
Salary: £34,839
Benefits: Contributory pension
Job Type: Full Time (37 hours per week)
Closing date: 26/02/20
Location: Hub House, Horden (54 Seventh Street, Horden, SR8 4LX)


This is an exciting opportunity to join The Coalfields Regeneration Trust and take a leadership role in the management of our flagship Hub House project in Horden. The Hub House has been in operation for almost three years and has become established as a first step intervention space for Horden residents. The project has been delivered in partnership with East Durham Trust and with the support of local stakeholders and it is vital these relationships continue.

In this role you will manage all aspects of the Hub House including any staff and volunteers. As part of our England Community Programmes Team you will work with our Development Managers and programmes team to add value and ensure we maximise the impact of our resources in coalfield communities. Whilst the operational base is in Horden you will work to raise the profile of the Trust in the East Durham, and wider north east, coalfield communities, developing opportunities for collaboration and income generation.  

You will be an experienced programme manager with great leadership skills and an ability to drive forward our programme of work. You will have an in depth knowledge of community development and a demonstrable passion for making a difference to people who require bespoke support in often challenging circumstances.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has child protection and safeguarding vulnerable adults’ policies in place and the post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check and references.

Organisation Profile

At the Coalfields Regeneration Trust our mission is to create opportunities for social and economic growth, deliver a positive and lasting impact and ensure former mining communities are not disadvantaged by the legacy of the past. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.7 million people living in former mining towns and villages and are proud of our track record over the last 20 years in delivering targeted programmes that have addressed many of the huge challenges caused by the closure of the coal industry.

The scale of the challenges impacting on our communities is significant and far reaching and we recognise that we cannot work alone. We will continue to work in partnership across all coalfield areas with national government, local authorities, the third and private sectors wherever practical. With this support and partnership approach we know we can make a life changing difference to our communities so that they can make a positive contribution to social and economic performance of the UK.

Application Notes

Further information is available by downloading the full job description and person specification

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact  Andy Lock – Head of Operations (England) on 01226 270800.

To apply please complete the application form below and submit it to by 26/02/20. 

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