Community Builder

The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern
£20,092 - £21,748
05 Oct 2021
24 Oct 2021
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There are two roles available - one based with Malvern Hills District Council, and one with one of our Community Partners, YMCA Worcestershire. The salary and hours are the same for both roles although the terms and conditions may vary for YMCA Worcestershire.

 If shortlisted, you will be interviewed for both roles at the same time.

 Malvern Hills District Council is a great place to work, with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working with us. Located in South Worcestershire the district boasts a beautiful natural environment, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see. Malvern Hills District is also ranked in the top 20 best rural places to live in the UK.
We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation who spends our time and energy on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find.  That's why, as well as a satisfying job, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as flexible working arrangements, generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme, plenty of opportunities for personal development, and discounted gym membership.
We share a Chief Executive/Managing Director and a joint management team with Wychavon District Council.  Whilst they retain their own political structures and distinct identities, the joint management structure allows us to maximise the opportunity to deliver a wide range of good value services to our customers and communities, and operate and develop shared services and partnership arrangements with each other and with other councils.

YMCA Worcestershire is a Christian organisation and is part of the largest and oldest youth charity in the world. Our mission is to enable all people to live, learn and share to build a brighter future in mind, body and spirit. We make a difference by providing a range of services to children, young people, families and communities across Worcestershire. Our work covers a wide range of areas including accommodation, family work, health and well-being, training and education and support and advice.

Community Builder

£20,092 - £21,748 per annum

Full Time, 18 Month Fixed Term Contracts

Two Posts:  One employed by Malvern Hills District Council, One employed by YMCA

Do you enjoy working with people?

Malvern Hills District Council are working with community partners, including YMCA Worcestershire to recruit two full-time community builders to work across the Malvern Hills District.

The initial focus of the Community Builder role is to research and establish a deep understanding of the area, working with local residents and existing organisations to uncover the key community assets and skills of local residents.

You will support residents and partners to strengthen community connections with the aim of reducing isolation and improving health and wellbeing.

The successful applicant will be a self-starter, flexible in working hours, and a real people-person.

You will need to be confident communicating at all levels, with individuals and small groups.

There will be significant cooperation with other statutory, voluntary and local organisations. This is an exciting new collaborative role with potential to make a significant long-lasting impact in neighbourhoods and communities.

To demonstrate commitment to delivering our values of great customer service, openness and accountability, innovation and improvement and fairness and respect.

 Responsible for championing and demonstrating the Council’s Leadership Behaviour Framework by inspiring, communicating, collaborating and empowering self and others and leading by example.

Although this is a full time role we would consider applications from those wanting to work part time.

  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent with a good level of literacy (A-C in English Language)
  • Experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds AND/OR a good understanding of equality and inclusion
  • Previous experience of working with communities and supporting community projects AND/OR volunteering experience (which can include through schemes including Duke of Edinburgh)
  • Excellent listening and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills especially in engaging and listening to people and groups from all backgrounds
  • Ability to manage varying interest and potential conflict with confidence and sensitivity
  • Ability to work flexibly – both independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivation, able to motivate yourself and other people

To discuss the post or for further information, please call Claire Vaughan on 01684 862449.

Closing date: Sunday 24 October 2021

Interview date: Monday 1 November 2021

Supporting documents
Employee Benefits
YMCA Job Description and Person Specification
MHDC Job Description and Person Specification

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