We are looking for applicants for the following paid position with Community CVS: –

Project Officer (Blackburn with Darwen and Preston)

Community CVS are seeking to recruit a new project officer for the Blackburn with Darwen area and/or Preston area to recruit and support unemployed and economically inactive people to improve their employment and educational prospects. You will identify opportunities for participants to gain experience/ confidence, appropriate learning opportunities, and volunteering, to enable them to achieve the positive outcomes of job search, employment and education. We are seeking someone with local knowledge who can enthusiastically promote the project through local contacts and groups.

The full time equivalent salary is £22,183. The hours for the post will be mutually agreed, (up to full time available), with flexible working arrangements or part-time Job Share considered. The job title is ‘Volunteer Development Officer’. You will be working on the Strengthening Communities Passport to Health and Employment Project, otherwise known as Action for Jobs.

This is an exciting project funded until 30th September 2023 by external projects and by the European Structural and Investment Funds. The project is led by Community CVS and delivered through community infrastructure partners in Lancashire.

You will be a highly motivated ‘people person’, experienced in supporting adults to achieve positive goals and with additional knowledge of contacts, opportunities and initiatives within and around the Blackburn, Darwen and Preston area.

If you have any questions about the role, the programme or your suitability please contact Steve Foden on 07547 566054, or email

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 5th March. Interviews will take place on Friday 12th March.