Community Development Worker
The Localities and Partnerships Team actively supports people and communities by building Community Capacity and Resilience, Community Inclusion and Wellbeing, Local Partnership Working and Town/Parish Council/Third Sector Relationships.
We are a countywide team with a focus on targeted community development work in priority neighbourhoods; management of the Councillors Grants Scheme; management of the Third Sector Infrastructure Support Services and Equalities Services contracts and the co-ordination of Community Forums.
The team is made up of Northern/Rugby and Southern area teams and a countywide projects team.
37.0 Hours per Week
A new vacancy exists for a Community Development Worker (CDW) to work predominantly across rural South Warwickshire. Based in Stratford, you will join a network of CD Workers across the county who deliver an ‘Asset Based Community Development’ approach when working in targeted local communities.
We believe in building on the strengths of a community, rather than focusing on the deficits. You will work in partnership with residents and agencies in specific villages or communities of interest to maximise and build on the wealth of assets we know that people and communities possess. Our aim is to facilitate the development of locally ‘grown’ sustainable solutions that meet people’s needs.
In addition you may have to work evenings and weekends to suit the needs of our client groups.
To be successful in this role you’ll need experience of community development work and an understanding of working for a local authority. You’ll need to be aware of issues affecting rural communities and the specific challenges they face. You will be trained or have experience in key aspects of Community Development, as well as experience of working with a range of statutory organisations and voluntary and community groups.
It is important you have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and can work effectively in a team as well as using your own initiative. In addition you’ll need to work in a sympathetic and supportive way to gain the trust of a wide range of people to make the difference in a community setting.
For further details please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.
Additional Information & How to apply
For further information about the role please contact Alistair Rigby on (01926) 412046 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our method of application is online. If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply for this job' link please contact the Recruitment Centre.
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.
Please note that all applications must be received on an application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.
Closing Date - 13/03/2017
Interviews - 28/03/2017Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification