A learning project to improve the skills and knowledge of development workers in local infrastructure.
SKiLD is a learning project to improve the skills and knowledge of development workers in local infrastructure organisations. Funded by ChangeUp via the Workforce Hub, the project is run by NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action), but it is for all local infrastructure organisations; from CVS, Rural Community Councils and Volunteer Centres through to community forums and local development trusts.
SKiLD use the term development worker to mean people whose job involves giving hands-on support to voluntary and community groups. Work might be offering general development support to groups, or specialist help such as funding advice or training.
The overall aim of SKiLD is to equip development workers with the skills and knowledge they need to give accessible, relevant and high quality support to local voluntary and community groups.
Skills and Knowledge for Local Development - a competencies framework has been developed as a realistic description of the skills, knowledge and personal abilities required by development workers who support frontline VCS groups.
SKiLD Tools for Development Workers - is a new set of bite-sized exercises to support work with groups. From Agreeing Aims to Recruiting a Worker, these tools will help on a range of topics, typically requested by groups.
Details of the training programme are on the website at skild.org.uk.