Community Development Officer (Housing)
The chance to make a real difference to local people and the community.
The opportunity to join a friendly, welcoming, flexible organisation.
About Our Client
An incredibly forward thinking organisation who really care about making a difference to communities and the people who live in them. They have a rich history and track record of providing high quality homes, communities and services. They are passionate and take pride in delivering to the people in the community, what they say they do. They put the needs of residents and the community first. They invest heavily in their services.
They have an impressive staff retention rate, they really do look after and invest in their staff. They are friendly and welcoming, offer great flexibility and work life balance.
The Community Development Officer is an incredibly important role, you really will make a huge difference in the local community and to residents.
- You will identify, plan and deliver a range of community development projects, campaigns and events that are in line with what the local residents and community want.
- Form partnerships with voluntary groups, external agencies and third sectors to ensure a wide range of interesting activities are delivered in the community.
- Continue to promote the organisation's values of putting the residents and community first.
- Develop and strengthen relationships with residents and partner agencies.
- Secure funding for community development opportunities.
- Promote the community work to ensure the community are aware of the activity.
- Find way to improve engagement and participation in the local community.
- Monitor and report on progress.
The Successful Applicant
To be considered for this Community Development Officer role you will:
- It is absolutely essential that you enjoy working with people and customers.
- Be able to demonstrate compassion, overcoming challenges and able to engage with a range of stakeholders including residents / Boards.
- Have experience of engaging with people in the community and further developing these links.
- Forming and supporting partnerships and community groups.
- With regard to sector you could have worked for a local authority, housing association, charity, school, academy, university, MOD - any sector where you will have gained the relevant experience and have transferable skills.
What's on Offer
37 hours per week within a highly flexible organisation offering great work life balance. Competitive salary, generous pension scheme, health care scheme and access to an employee discount scheme.
Extensive support towards learning and development ensuring that all staff are offered opportunities to develop their skills and careers.