Senior Community Development Worker
22.5 hours per week- Fixed Term until 30th September 2019 in the first instance
Salary range, dependent on skill & experience: £23,541 – £27,041 per annum pro rata
We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Senior Community Development Worker to develop and deliver services & activities in Hailsham, in collaboration with the local community, and further to develop community facilities & assets which meet the needs in their neighbourhood.
Currently these local needs have been identified as: Befriending to address social isolation, volunteering, and activities with a health focus for older people, children and families.
Your role will be to develop community engagement, help people get connected and build community leadership and involvement to improve neighbourhoods and meet identified needs.
Working from a Hailsham location, you will build partnerships in the community with stakeholders and local people, encouraging volunteering and developing activities for thriving communities.
With responsibility for the oversight of an SCDA community centre, you will manage a Project Assistant, volunteers and community messengers and have responsibility for developing, delivering and coordinating services and activities for future sustainability, drawing as needed on additional SDCA services.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
Significant and proven experience of project and service development, delivering and evaluating services in the community
Supervisory experience, inc volunteers
Experience of partnership and multi-agency working
Experience of reporting, monitoring and evaluating
Experience of collaborating on and/or writing funding bids would be an advantage.
You will be a motivated self-starter who is able to plan and manage time effectively, use your initiative and have a flexible & positive approach to community engagement. The post is subject to a DBS check. Being a car owner and driver is essential.
Close date: COB Thursday 1st November 2018
Interviews to be held: 13th/14th November 2018
For more information please contact our HR team on 01273 517250.