Community Development Assistants – 2 Posts

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire
£18672 (point 17)
11 Feb 2019
04 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Community Development Assistants – 2 Posts

£18672 (point 17)

Fixed-term until March 2021 (funded post)

37 per week, 5 over 7 days

An exciting opportunity has come up to work as part of a new “Active Withernsea” team, tackling physical inactivity in Withernsea.

Sport England selected Withernsea as one of 12 ‘Local Delivery Pilot’ (LDP) areas across England to work with on bold new approaches to build healthier and more active communities. £120million of National Lottery funding will be invested across the LDP’s to change people’s behaviour and encourage them to lead a healthier more active life. Active Withernsea’s is using the whole systems approach which creates and improves collaborative working to empower communities to become more active and more resilient.

The role will support the delivery of and provide administrative duties for a range of health and wellbeing and physical activity initiatives within the Active Withernsea project, such as:

  • help to establish, support and develop community led initiatives focused on the Active Withernsea development plan
  • actively engage and consult with the local community to identify needs and barriers to taking part in physical activity and sport
  • support people to access local opportunities, set goals and respond to problems through active participation, learning and development, supervise and empower individuals and groups to identify and assess their needs in order to sustain lifelong participation
  • co-ordinate the support of any volunteers, students or helpers who take part in the Active Withernsea programme on an ad-hoc or regular basis
  • assist with the development of asset mapping within the Withernsea community and effectively maintain a database of opportunities
  • ensure the effective implementation of a range of targeted programmes designed to increase levels of physical activity

You will have:

  • experience of supporting community development and/or engagement work and working with/or experience of being a volunteer
  • experience of working in collaboration with partners
  • knowledge of IT systems and computer packages
  • able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, verbal and written and good telephone manner
  • able to work on own initiative and self-manage workload.

Application packs are available at

Advert No:                 CULT000653

Closing Date:             4 March 2019

Interview Date:          12 March 2019

The Sport, Play & Arts Service and East Riding of Yorkshire Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment.  This council is pursuing equality of opportunity in employment.