Community Development Officer – Derry/Londonderry

Papyrus Prevention Of Young Suicide
County Londonderry
£29269 - £32076 per annum
28 May 2024
23 Jun 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

Community Development Officer – Derry/Londonderry

We are recruiting a Community Development Officer to engage key partners and stakeholders in the region tailoring support, training and education to create suicide safer communities.

What you will do:

- Identify, develop, and maintain effective partnerships with local communities, volunteers and key partners across the region to engage them in the prevention of young suicide.
- Proactively promote suicide prevention including raising the profile of PAPYRUS and engaging with those personally affected by young suicide.
- Equip a wide range of stakeholders to enable them to create sustainable suicide safer communities through the provision of tailored support, training, and education.
- Deliver training and raise awareness of products to a variety of groups including professionals, parents, young people, volunteers, and other trainers.
- Contribute to the development and review of projects, and education and training products, in line with the Strategic Plans.
- Contribute to and promote campaigns, training and opportunities as outlined in the Regional and Strategic Plans.

To be successful in this role you will have:

- Previous experience working in a community setting, delivering information and training sessions, leading workshops, or educational activities.
- A proven track record of networking and building and managing effective relationships, tailoring the approach to meet the differing needs of the audience.
- Experience as a qualified ASIST Trainer or willingness to gain qualification and experience.
- Experience of using own initiative and creativity to develop a project, programme or area of work.
- The ability to travel to different locations across Northern Ireland to attend meetings, events and deliver training.

Please visit the careers site for the full job description and person specification for the role.

Salary: £29,269 per annum (NALC Scale 18) progressing by increments to £32,076 per annum (NALC Scale 23).

Hours: 36 hours per week Location: Derry/Londonderry with Travel across NI.

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: You will receive 28 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time workers), hybrid and flexible working arrangements, an attractive pension scheme, Simply Health membership and enhanced sick pay. Please visit our website for more details.

Closing date: Sunday 23rd June 2024

We reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier if we receive sufficient applications so, please submit your application as soon as possible.

PAPYRUS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its recruitment policies are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

PAPYRUS is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk that interact with the organisation. The organisation recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The charity expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments.

So, if you’d like to join us as a Community Development Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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