The Hub for London responsible for developing new systems to support charities, social action groups and community organisations has advertised a post to support and develop networks, and apply digital tech for communication and collaboration.
I think it is fair to say that the responsibilities outlined in the recruitment pack reflect many of the ideas developed during the Networked City exploration, in discussion with the Hub Advisory group. That opens up opportunities for collaboration with a range of people and organisations involved in recent events and discussions about mapping and network building.
- Recruitment pack published by Greater London Volunteering
- How the new role supports ideas developed by Connecting Londoners and Our Way Ahead
- Background on Hub for London
- Network City events and other developments
The Networks Partner role, advertised at £36,000 on a two-year contract, is:
“To offer support to civil society groups through the development and coordination of networks and forums, both via existing networks and through the development of new alliances. This role will also take a particular focus on new technologies to support groups to communicate and collaborate”.
The principal responsibilities outlined in the recruitment pack are:
- To offer support to civil society groups through the development and coordination of networks and forums, and by supporting existing networks (i.e. CVS Directors and Volunteer Centre networks) with a focus on co-production
- To harness the use of technology and develop new online forums and networks where civil society groups and partners can network and communicate
- To support on the development of new alliances where a need is identified
- To identify and link various networks to strategic leads across London via signposting and liaison
- To develop and expand existing partnerships to increase collaboration and the sharing of resources
- To establish new partnerships across London based upon key thematic programmes of work
- Provide a range of training and support programmes in line with the needs of the civil society groups and networks, including sourcing trainers, venues and implementing an evaluation process
- To identify training gaps and develop a training and development strategy to support the needs of the civil society within London
- Develop key programmes of work to share best practice and profile minimum standards for civil society organisations (i.e. minimum standards for organisations working with volunteers)
- Create online resources hubs, whereby materials, research and best practice models can be shared and used to inform future developments