Community Navigator

Part time up to 25 hours per week. Fixed term until Sept 2022. Based in Newhaven
POSTED: 1 week ago

Community Navigator

Part time 22.5 – 25 hours per week

Salary range: £23,541 – £27,041 per annum pro rata, dependant on skills and previous experience

Fixed Term until September 2022 in the first instance

Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA), runs a range of services aimed at supporting and empowering those most in need in our communities. We are proud to have been awarded a grant by the National Lottery Community Fund to work in partnership with the Citizens Advice Bureau to co-ordinate and support access to services through our Community Navigators and volunteers.

We now have a great opportunity for an experienced individual to join our friendly and knowledgeable Information Hub team. As a Community Navigator you will be responsible for providing good quality information, non-specialist advice and appropriate signposting to a wide range of clients. You will help people access other relevant and specific services, or specialist advice provision, both in-house and through a range of partners.

Many clients who access the service are very vulnerable and require support and assistance; you will develop a suitable action plan, if required, and can conduct up to 6 one hour appointments per client as needed.

Successful applicants will understand their communities and the range of services available in them. Good people skills are a must, along with the following attributes:

  • Able to plan your own workload
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • IT literate, particularly working knowledge of Excel
  • Knowledge of supporting vulnerable service users

The role is based in Newhaven with occasional travel in East Sussex, car drivers and owners preferred as several locations are rural and not served well by public transport. The post is subject to DBS check.

Covid-19 conditions

Due to following current government guidance on social distancing, we are implementing Covid-safe conditions in the work place and are working towards bringing our teams back into the office at an appropriate level. Interviews for this role will take place in person with appropriate social distancing measures. The successful applicant will be supported and equipped to work from home and in the office for some working days each week.

The vacancy closes on 27th September 2020 with interviews conducted on 6th October 2020.

 For a full job description please click on the below link.

Job Description Community Navigator – Sept 20

Completed application forms can be sent to HR via email to . For further information please contact our HR team on 01273 519140 (Tues – Thurs).

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