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Community Builder

Employer
Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils
Location
Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore
Salary
£ 22,183- £24,491
Closing date
6 Feb 2022
Reference
HR0000000623

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Community
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Wychavon 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.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation who spends 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 and a joint management team with Malvern Hills 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.

Community Builder
Fixed Term Contract to 31/03/2023
37 hours per week
£22,183 - £24,491 per annum

Do you enjoy working with people?  Do you want to help build vibrant communities?  Do you want to help find local solutions and empower communities to make a difference for themselves?

Wychavon District Council are looking to recruit a Community Builder.

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.

Working with residents and partners you will assess how to build a more cohesive community that will ultimately lead to a less isolated, healthier, and more connected community.  Within the role you will be aiming to find local opportunities and support residents to be active participants in their local area.

Successful applicants will be self-starters, flexible in working hours, and a real people-person who is keen to meet new people and build new networks.  The candidates will have a good understanding of the importance of diversity, working with harder to reach groups and valuing the participation and contribution of everyone in our communities.

You will need to be confident communicating at all levels, with individuals and small groups. Authentic, honest and committed individuals, passionate about the values of local communities.  

Whilst the role is based within the Communities Team at Wychavon District Council, you will also be spending lots of time in the community and 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 establishing new ways of working with communities.

Key requirements for these roles are:

  • To understand the importance of discretion and sensitivity when working with communities
  • Flexibility to work within different environments and the ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to prioritize, evaluate and self-reflect
  • Facilitation skills and working with volunteers and groups
  • An understanding of budgeting, fundraising and project delivery
  • Good written skills
  • Experience of working with marginalised and hard to reach groups
  • An understanding of local government and structures
  • Knowledge of digital media
  • Awareness of issues facing communities in a rural district

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Previous experience of working with communities and supporting community projects
  • Experience of working with a diverse range of organisations and community groups
  • Experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds or knowledge of equality and inclusion.
  • Supporting community groups and local projects

Although these are full time roles we would welcome applications from those wanting to work part time.

You will need to stipulate which role you are applying for in your application form.

For an informal discussion about the posts please contact Robin Mace, Youth Bus and Outreach Officer, Wychavon District Council on 07773 031205 or email robin.mace@wychavon.gov.uk.

Closing date: 6th February 2022

Interview date: 16th February 2022

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Working for us

Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are rewarding places to work, with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working for us. Located in south Worcestershire, both districts boast beautiful natural environments, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see. The districts are ranked the top two best rural places to live in the West Midlands and are amongst the top 30 in the country.

We pride ourselves on being progressive organisations spending time, energy and investment on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like supporting our town centres and rural communities, creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, reducing our carbon footprint, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.
 

Working with you

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit and develop the very best talent we can find.  That's why, as well as providing a satisfying job, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as agile working for the majority of roles, generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme, plenty of opportunities for personal development, and discounted gym membership.

We value skills and an ability to do a great job over identifying personal information and that’s why we anonymise all our recruitment until we reach interview stage. What you can offer us and how you will uphold our values and behaviours is really important to us and that’s what we look for during our recruitment process.

Our staff are our driving force, and it’s important our workforce reflects the communities we serve. More than 50% of our Senior Management Team is female, as is the majority of our Heads of Service.

We are a member of the Disability Confident Scheme and support the movement of change, to think differently about disability and apply this to how we recruit, retain and develop disabled people.

We value all our staff and are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination, promoting equality of opportunity, and fostering good relations between people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

 

Want to know more?

The two councils have a shared Chief Executive and a joint senior management team.  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, collaborative working  and partnership arrangements with each other,  with other councils and with key stakeholders

Whichever council you work for, you can be sure it will be an enjoyable place to work, you will feel valued and appreciated and have an opportunity to develop your career in line with your potential and expectations. Please click for more information on  or Malvern Hills District Council or Wychavon District Council

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Telephone
01386 565515
Location
Wychavon District Council
Civic Centre
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Pershore
Worcestershire
WR10 1PT
United Kingdom

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