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Improvement Service - Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) Coordinator
Post Title: Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) Co-ordinator
Salary: £38,096 - £42,758
Contract: Initial one-year funding.
Hours: 36 per week hours
The Improvement Service (IS) supports councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient services.
The Improvement Service has entered into an exciting new partnership agreement with Fife Council (lead partner in a consortium which also includes West Lothian and Falkirk Councils) and is looking for an experienced coordinator to provide a leading and coordinating role across the three local authority areas in the setting up and establishment of the Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) project.
The CDFI project aims to provide more affordable finance to disadvantaged people and, in doing so, also ensure they are able to access complementary advisory and other relevant services appropriate to their needs. It is also expected that the CDFI will work alongside credit unions by promoting their services and supporting CDFI clients to open credit union accounts, as they become more financially resilient.
Key duties will include overall project management, liaison with a wide range of stakeholders, establishing and maintaining governance arrangements, including regular reporting to the Project Advisory Board, developing relevant documentation and plans, developing communications, events planning, managing project risks, developing learning materials, etc.
The successful candidate will have excellent communications and partnership working skills, as well as experience in managing and developing projects.
The post holder will work alongside the Improving Outcomes in Money Advice Project at the IS and will also draw upon input from a wide a range of other IS colleagues that have expertise in areas such as programme management, knowledge management, research, publications and events management.