Community Development Worker

5 days left

£24,491 - £27,041 per annum
27 Sep 2021
25 Oct 2021
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About Us


Warwickshire County Council have three vacancies for a period of six months for Community Development Workers within the Communities and Partnerships Team.


The posts are as follows:


Rugby – working to support the Communities and Partnerships Team with community-based projects.


Atherstone – co-located and working with our key partners in North Warwickshire Borough Council Community Development Team.


Warwick – working with key partners in Warwick District Council Community Wellbeing Team on community development and outreach work across the areas of Warwick Gates, Heathcote and Whitnash.



These posts offer very exciting opportunities to gain valuable experience of working within a partnership setting of local authorities and the Voluntary and Community Sector, amongst professional community development workers – to support health and wellbeing, recovery of communities from Covid-19, as well as helping to tackle loneliness and social isolation. This is a golden opportunity to make a positive difference to people’s lives – working amongst colleagues who are passionate about their role.


The Communities and Partnerships Service supports residents and communities by building capacity and resilience, increasing volunteering and social action, facilitating effective partnerships and partnership working, promoting the principles of self-help, early intervention, prevention and strengths'-based working, and enabling effective community engagement. We work closely and in partnership with Borough, District, Town and Parish councils.


We are a countywide service with specific focuses on community development, investing in communities including our management of the Councillors’ Grants Scheme, commissioning of voluntary sector support, advice and equalities services, financial inclusion, voluntary and community sector relationships and coordination of community-led activity across Warwickshire.


About the Role


The purpose of the role is to develop the capacity of residents and resident-led groups, working with community and voluntary sector agencies and groups and statutory partners – through targeted, established community projects. The role may require some limited evening and weekend working to enable successful engagement with local community groups.


For the full Job Description and Person Specification please click the link here.


This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. 



Can you please specify in your application which role(s) you wish to be considered for?


If you are applying for a secondment position, applicants must seek approval from their current line manager before applying. 


The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public. 


Additional Information


If you require further information or wish to discuss the role please contact Mike Slemensek, Interim Delivery Lead - Communities & Partnerships Service. Tel: 07557 814937 or Email



Closing date: Monday, 11 October 2021



Interview date: Week commencing 18 October 2021


To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.


You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.   


As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.   


Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.  


Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.


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