Community Partnership and Network Coordinator – Cornwall 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Until 31st March 2024, potential to extend if funding allows

Location: Cornwall (Home Based)

Hours: Full and Part Time – 0.8FTE Considered

Salary: £23,000-£29,000


About Tempo


Tempo works to support communities to flourish through enabling more individuals and more diverse groups of people to volunteer and support their local communities.  Tempo is commissioned by Cornwall Council to work with vulnerable adults and families to support a range of outcomes.


We work in partnership with others engaged in community development, from grassroots organisations to statutory agencies. In this role you will be working directly with groups earning Time Credits to support them to get the best use of Tempo Time Credits by ensuring that their volunteers are registered on our digital system and are earning and using their Tempo Time Credits. You will also help build our network of local Recognition Partners- businesses who support Tempo and our volunteers through offering days out, theatre and arts, leisure and fitness, food and drinks and much more.


When we work together, communities are built, lives are transformed, and positive change happens.


People earning and using Tempo Time Credits report improvements in their quality of life, more social interactions, new friendships and skills, access to new opportunities, increased confidence and better physical and mental health and wellbeing. Organisations using Tempo Time Credits with their volunteer’s report that they can recruit and retain more diverse volunteers, do more with existing resources and reach more people with their services, and make new connections with other local organisations.


There’s never been a better time to get involved. We have an ambitious programme of work, full of challenges and opportunities in a fast-paced environment. COVID-19 has rekindled interest in community involvement and purpose, and we are here to help.



About You


First and foremost, you’re deeply passionate about developing communities and supporting the most vulnerable to particiapte in their communities in a meaningful way. You’re an experienced relationship builder and negotiator and have a track record of developing partnerships that deliver results. You’re excellent at turning ideas  into action and inspiring others to get onboard!


You have the ability to quickly understand and stay focused across a range of priorities and themes to ensure you deliver results every time. You have the interest and ability to utilise creative ideas as part of campaigns to engage the many and turn problems into solutions that create opportunities across the communities we serve.


You need to be a great collaborator and a self starter. Your strong facilitation skills enable you to bring people together to explore ideas and have the ability to build strong relationships with a wide range of different players – from grassroots community groups to national corportate businesses, that will enable outcomes for all.


As COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP & NETWORK COORDINATOR – CORNWALL you’ll join a team of hard working and dedicated people developing Tempo Time Credit networks across over 20 projects in England. This roles focus is to support and develop the existing project in Cornwall which has been running since 2018.


You will provide operational support to Tempo’s networks as required working closely with the Contract Manager. This entails close liaison with clients, account management of community organisations and local business partners, dealing efficiently and politely with queries, requests and issues as they arise and triaging to another team member where appropriate.


Working alongside Tempo’s central support function you will design and run network and training events to ensure that Time Credits provide opportunities for people to both receive them in recognition of their time and encouragement for them to use Time Credits. You will manage relationships with our customers, ensuring that targets are met, and our impact is demonstrated.  You will be a confident public speaker and presenter and will raise the profile of the Time Credits programmes in Cornwall and beyond. You will build relationships with key influencers and stakeholders in each locality to support the development and growth of the network to enable groups to access Tempo Time Credits to increase volunteering and engagement and improve health and wellbeing.


Working at Tempo


We are proud to be an accredited living wage employer and offer pay over the statutory minimum for all our team members.  In addition, we offer a wide range of staff benefits including:


  • 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 5% ER contribution)
  • Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
  • Family friendly policies
  • Flexi-time Scheme (offering up to 13 days flexi leave each year)
  • Wellbeing Centre offering the latest wellbeing articles, news and advice
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Healthcare Cash Plan – claim back money on essential healthcare costs.
  • Shopping Discounts – online and in-store at over 850 retailers from groceries to wellness products, travel and more
  • SmartTech™ – get the latest tech at the best price and spread the payments over your salary, interest-free.
  • Death in Service Grant – 1 year


How to Apply:


Please submit your current C.V. with a detailed cover letter telling us how you meet our competencies and why you want to work for Tempo Time Credits. Please also complete and attach our Equality and Diversity Information Form.


View the Job Description / Person Specification

Download our Equality and Diversity Information Form.


Please send your completed application to using the post title and your name as the subject heading by no later than 9AM 22nd August 2023. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 6th September 2023.



As part of our commitment to Disability Confident, candidates who consider themselves to be disabled will also be given the opportunity to attend an interview if they meet the essential criteria for the role.  By opting-in to this scheme, you are disclosing that you have a disability solely for the purpose of the interview guarantee and we will not assume nor infer that you wish to disclose or record your disability in any other way – including any reasonable adjustments you may need if you are employed.


The successful applicant will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We strongly believe in the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive workforce and encourage applications from all sectors of the community.