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The Community Resilience Team is a small team with a wide and exciting remit.
Working at the interface of the Public and Voluntary sector our role is to support both City Council Services and the Voluntary and Community sector to create new service models which better support the people of Coventry.
This involves supporting both sectors around funding, recruiting volunteers and increasing the capacity of the sector. Examples of our work include the setting up and support to the many food hubs and social supermarkets in the city, creation of community libraries and our work to establish a network of 300 community messengers.
Our Team sits within Public Health supporting the Covid Response and wider Public Health work. We also support many services across the Council including property asset transfer and ICT community laptop giveaways.
To find out more about our work take a look at our social media:
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
Our Values are:
What is the job role?
We are looking for a Community Co-ordinator to join us, in a temporary role, 37 hours (full time), for a fixed term of 6 months.
We are looking for someone who has experience working with community and voluntary organisations, supporting them to plan their projects and source funding as well as help link them into other agencies and services within the council to better support the communities of Coventry.
We need someone who is enthusiastic, able to support groups and most importantly can enable community action to happen.
For an informal discussion about this role please email email@example.com so we can set up a time to discuss.
Please note previous applicants need not reapply.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a self-starter and someone who can support charities community groups and organisations to translate ideas into action which will support the people of Coventry.
A background and/or understanding of the voluntary sector and a can-do attitude, is a must.
When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, please include the following information in your statement. Applications will be shortlisted against these points:
· Your knowledge of the voluntary & community sector and how this differs from and complements the public and private sectors
· Your experience of developing relationships across communities with individuals and community leaders and how you harnessed this community power
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date(s): 11th November 2021
Introduction to Coventry City Council
Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- Pay progression through multiple increments
- Outstanding local government pension scheme
- Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
- Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
- Vibrant employee networks