Development Director

Location: Based at Somerset Community Foundation office, Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN but with travel throughout Somerset and, occasionally, beyond.

Deadline for Applications: 5pm, Thursday 23rd August

Salary: c. £47,500 pa + pension contribution (negotiable for exceptional candidates)

Length of contract: Full-time, Permanent

Responsible to: Chief Executive

About the role

Somerset Community Foundation is offering an opportunity to join one of the UK’s most innovative and dynamic Community Foundations to deliver our growth strategy and make a lasting difference to lives of people across Somerset. The right candidate will create strong and long-term relationships between the Foundation and high net worth individuals, trusts and local companies, attracting significant new funds into the Foundation and forming strategic partnerships with other funders to achieve shared goals, tackling disadvantage and inequality in Somerset.

For a full job description, including person specification, please click here.

To apply

Please send your CV, details of two independent referees that we may approach for references, and an accompanying statement (no longer than three sides of A4, setting out with examples, how you would meet the criteria for this role) to Justin Sargent, Chief Executive, Somerset Community Foundation, Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN or email These will be developed and discussed with candidates invited to interview. Your application must be received by 5pm, Thursday 23rd August.

Interview date

First interviews will be held on Thursday 6th September at Clarke Willmott, Taunton (TA1 2PG) and second interviews for short-listed candidates scheduled will be held on Friday, 14th September at the Foundation’s main office at the Bath and West Showground, BA4 6QN.

Grants Programme Manager

Location: Bridgwater

Deadline for Applications: Sunday 12 August 2018

Salary: £22,000-£24,000 depending on experience

Length of contract: Full-time, Permanent (job-share will be considered)

Responsible to: Programmes Director

About the role

Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) is looking for an enthusiastic individual to help us successfully deliver the Hinkley Point C Community Fund. Working with the Programmes Director you will ensure that SCF delivers an accessible and effective grant programme by providing advice, guidance and support to potential grant applicants, assessing grant applications and working with funded organisations to monitor and evaluate the impact of our grant making. In doing so, you will make a significant contribution to people’s quality of life and community well-being in the communities most affected by the construction of Hinkley Point C.

For a full job description, including person specification, please click here.

To apply

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the ‘person specification’ to Mary Hancock, Operations Director at by 12 August 2018. If you would like to discuss any aspect of this role, please contact Val Bishop, Programmes Director at Somerset Community Foundation, on 01749 344949 or

Interview date

Mon 10 September 2018


If you are interested in volunteering for us on a regular basis, please contact Mary Hancock on or call 01749 344949.

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