Birmingham City Council

Neighbourhoods Action Co-ordinator

Various Locations
£28,226 - £35,336
05 Aug 2022
21 Aug 2022
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Fixed Term Contract
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12 month Fixed Term Contract.


The Neighbourhoods Division is responsible for Birmingham’s Neighbourhood Advice, Neighbourhood Development, Cultural Development, Sport & Leisure, Community and Wellbeing Centres and Events. We operate a combined model of directly and externally managed services and these are delivered through various forms such as partnerships, community infrastructure, contracts with external parties, commissioned delivery etc.


Birmingham City Council’s Neighbourhoods Division is looking for 10 Neighbourhoods Action Co-ordinators as part of a new programme of work seeking to develop new ways of working with the residents, community groups and local partners such as the police. The work will focus on 20 areas of the city with the highest concentration of local environmental/neighbourhood issues. The focus will be on partnership development and community capacity building to tackle neighbourhood priorities such as street scene and community safety issues as set out in ward plans etc.


The role will require the successful candidates to work closely with the police, ward councillors, residents and relevant stakeholders to link together groups, task council services and develop constructive solutions to the presenting issues. A small grants pot will also be available to support groups in developing ongoing solutions.


You will need the ability to engage with a wide variety of people and be action orientated.


The roles will initially be for a fixed 12 month period, however if the scheme delivers successful outcomes and future years budgets are confirmed there will be an option to make the roles permanent.


You will be required to develop, plan, organise and manage service responses, community activities, programme initiatives and ensure active participation of residents/communities. This will involve close working with the police and developing a neighbourhood tasking approach. You will need to negotiate and liaise with elected members, neighbourhoods forums, committees and voluntary groups to ensure all stakeholders have an input into the events/activities within their area.


You will write reports, action plans and strategies as well as identify and apply for external funding and support residents with grant applications.


You will be committed to motivate, support and influence at all levels through positive relationship building both internally and externally with neighbourhood and community groups to enable Birmingham’s neighbourhoods to be thriving, optimistic and resilient.


You will have project development, co-ordination and management skills and have the ability to activate multi agency and community responses to priorities.


An understanding of community work, community safety and street scene issues is desirable. You will have an understanding of equal opportunities in practice and the community cohesion agenda.


You will be able to promote and develop governance arrangements at a local level and be able to communicate and negotiate with a wide variety of people.


You will have the ability to manage small budgets with the pilot having a £10k grant pot per area, as well as be able to draw up and deliver reports/presentations to local audiences.


You must be able to create and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including elected members and senior officers. You will be able to plan and elevate work carried out.


Informal enquiries to Edmund Crosher-Markwell,  Tel: 07395884440 or email:

Ref: BCC002913

Closing: 21/08/2022 23:59

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed. Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may need to apply for a visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council for a skilled worker visa (if the job is eligible).


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