Capacity Building Officer

Post title: Capacity Building Officer
Salary: £27,000 - £32,000
Hours: Full-time 35 hours per week

All applications must be received by 7th June at 11.30pm.

The Capacity Building Officer will work across our partnership programmes and consultancy projects to produce a range of high-quality resources, strengthening capacity within individual organisations and the sustainability and impact of our organisational development work in the long run.
In practice, this might include a range of different tasks such as the drafting of policy documents for use by other organisations or the creation of an effective supplier database for community spaces. You will also be involved in supporting organisations to use and implement our Community Organising and Collaboration toolkits which are currently in development and offering these resources out to the VCS sector through training and engagement.

In your day-to-day, you will work closely with our different partners, both current and new, to research and assess their needs and via the support from High Trees’ Partnerships team draw out key learnings and recommendations via well-designed and user-friendly best practice guides. You may also work one on one with organisations to assist them in creating the policies and processes that are vital for operating in community settings and running organisations.

This is a hands-on, practical role and the right candidate will have a wide skillset, feeling comfortable with both routine and higher level administrative tasks as well as more strategic work and understanding the importance of both in building up organisational capacity. You will use your analytical thinking and excellent attention to detail to produce outstanding, pragmatic and tailored written content, strengthening the work of some of Lambeth’s most impactful community organisations.

You may have worked previously in capacity building roles, or in creating policies or guides whether within the Charity sector or elsewhere, but more important are the underlying skills of excellent organisation, ease of working to clearly set targets and the ability to effectively engage with several programmes at once alongside an excellent understanding of the communities and organisations our partnerships serve.

How to apply:

Please send a completed CV and covering letter (no more than 2 pages) explaining how you meet the key accountabilities and the personal specification, as well as the applicant monitoring form and the additional information form to with ‘Capacity Building Officer’ in the subject line.

All applications must be received by 7th June at 11.30pm. For those shortlisted a initial half hour interview will take place online on 15th June, with an in person second interview on 17th June. These dates are fixed.

If you have any questions about the role or High Trees, please contact Steph Gamauf at

Job Pack
Application Monitoring Form
Additional Information Form