Enterprise Support & Finance Officer
With £1.8m a year (index linked) until 2043, the Fund invests in communities and businesses across the upper Neath, Afan, Rhondda and Cynon valleys. If you are passionate about this area, and excited about what the Fund can achieve, would you like to join our small staff team in this unique new role? With experience of both financial management and business development (social or commercial), you’ll be supporting the CIC itself – leading on the development of our new loan portfolio, co-ordinating the provision of advice and support for business applicants (alongside existing support services) and developing a business stakeholder network across the Fund area.
Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 p.a. (+6% pension) Full time, permanent post
Location: Aberdare, South Wales
Closing Date: 17.00, 24 February 2020
Interview Date: 27 February 2020 (if you are invited to interview, we will contact you by phone on afternoon of 25th February)
To Apply: For further information and to apply please:
– Phone 01685 878785 to request a pack
This exciting new post will use your expertise in financial management and your knowledge of business development to support the development of a thriving economy in the Fund’s area of benefit. You’ll work directly with entrepreneurs and businesses (commercial and social) and with existing support initiatives to ensure the provision of the highest quality advice and guidance. Ideally, you’ll have a sound understanding of the challenges facing and opportunities available to both private and voluntary sector organisations.
Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund is available to community groups and businesses working to improve and develop opportunities for people living in the upper reaches of the Neath, Afan, Rhondda and Cynon valleys. Our aim is that in 2043 and beyond, the Pen y Cymoedd area is a dynamic, exciting, vibrant place to live and work.
The Fund was established by wind farm operator Vattenfall, as part of the company’s long-term commitment to the communities hosting the turbines. With an annual (index linked) income of £1.8m a year until 2043, it is currently the largest such fund in the UK. The Fund is managed by a fully independent Community Interest Company (CIC). The Board has seven Directors, responsible for ensuring that the organisation complies with its legal obligations and responsibilities and that standards of governance are high.
Before the Fund was launched, Vattenfall had consulted widely, undertaking a two-year conversation with the community, involving more than 3000 residents, groups and organisations. Vattenfall summarised all the wide-ranging community priorities identified in a Prospectus.