Community Development Worker (Supporting Independence) - Teignbridge CVS

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • NJC 6 Pt 22 £27,514 FTE

Teignbridge CVS is a charity which helps communities and the individuals within those communities to identify issues that affect them and find their own solutions. We have a staff team, supported by Health and Social Care, who are working in South Devon to deliver, using proven community development principles, stronger, more sustainable communities using the skills and resources that those residents and people already have.

The Role
Our wider work seeks to re-energise local communities and this project arm focusses on looking to explore how we can encourage more people within those communities to become self-employed Personal Care Assistants (PA) and be a part of that mix forming the community offer of support.
We recognise that the task below is a Big Ask - you will not be alone - whilst you will be the lead for this project, we have a team at CVS to support and work with you on this project and good relationships with statutory Health and Social Care.
This is a new role and we anticipate the ask to be:
- Recruitment to the PA market across South Devon;
- Supporting PAs with their set up, training, advice and information ensuring that they are legal, safe and supported;
- Supporting PAs to receive Direct Payments from Clients and Statutory Services (where there is an entitlement);
- Promoting understanding of the role of PA across the Community for individuals who need their service;
- Linking PAs into the wider Community Offer across the voluntary sector, Health and Social Care Teams, Hospital Discharge teams and more;
- Supporting PAs to network with each other and supporting their wider wellbeing.

During Covid-19, we are taking a blended approach of home working and working from our new office base in Newton Abbot; we will discuss with you the best balance for you.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sue Wroe or Katie Chaplin by emailing

Applying for this role
Further details can be found on
Applications should be made on our application form (including the names and addresses of two referees) and emailed to us at FAO Sue Wroe.
If you need to send us your application form rather than use email, please contact us.
Please apply by 5pm on the closing date.
Interview Date: w/c 20 June 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationSouth HamsTeignbridgeDevon
  • Work Postcode

    South Devon areas including Teignbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & HealthYouth & Community

  • Salary Details

    NJC 6 Pt 22 £27,514 FTE

  • Job TermFixed
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    12 months initially, 37 hours per week (negotiable)

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required