Community Development Officer (Wellbeing, Housing) FORV54425

Location
Little Hulton, Manchester
Salary
Salary £23,000 - £28,000
Posted
19 Sep 2017
Closes
17 Oct 2017
Ref
FORV54425
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is a forward-thinking social organisation that positively impacts communities. They're also proud to create opportunities that make things happen - for people, families, homes and communities. They're a busy team with lots to do and can only achieve this if they've got the right resources so look for people and partners with as much enthusiasm and passion as they have for making things happen.

Joining our client as a Community Development Officer, you will work within the neighbourhood team to design, develop and deliver services which enhance the wellbeing of customers looking specifically at improving learning and health and preparing for work to lessen occasions of anti-social behaviour. 

Working creatively and with innovative methods to design and deliver projects on the ground, you will make a difference to the lives of customers by finding and responding to their personal and community development needs and be the focal point for activity within the directorate; maintaining strong links with the partner organisations operating in the locality.

Building relationships with individuals based on trust and common aims which encourages active participation in projects, you must develop and maintain a detailed, up to date knowledge base of legislation, funding and good practice and support the delivery of, and evaluate, community based projects which meet corporate and team aims and objectives.

Candidates for this role should have experience gained within a social housing or community environment coupled with knowledge of the local area, community issues and the tools used to address anti-social behaviour, improve health and wellbeing, education or worklessness.  With effective communication skills and the ability to use your initiative, you will have experience of working with community and/or tenants groups to achieve results in Community Development and demonstrate an innovative and creative approach to initiating and sustaining community development projects.

As well as a competitive salary and a generous holiday entitlement, our clients offer a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme, child care vouchers and staff discount club membership. They’ll also make sure you get the training and benefits you deserve.

They are currently under represented by Ethnic Minorities, LGBT Groups and people with a Disability and would particularly welcome applications from these groups, however any appointment would be made on merit.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.