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Project Officer

Employer
Wyre Forest District Council
Location
The Depot, Green Street, Kidderminster
Salary
£32,564 to £35,348 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024
Reference
WFDC/TP/181/146

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Community
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Part-Time

Job Details

About Wyre Forest District Council 

Whatever your role within Wyre Forest District Council, every day you will be working to benefit people living in the area. The District is a mix of urban rural, market and riverside town communities covering 195 square kilometres. The three main towns of Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn and several surrounding villages including Arley, Rock, Chaddesley Corbett and Wolverley make up the district. Over 100,000 people live here and you can help shape our district’s future as part of our 390 strong workforce that strives to make a difference in making sure the services we offer meet the aspirations and needs of our local community.

Working for us:

At Wyre Forest District Council, people depend on us – every day we provide essential services across the district which make a real difference to residences’ lives. That’s why we need people we can depend on too, who can perform well within a challenging social and economic environment. We value our employees and aim to create a positive, progressive and open work culture that supports everyone to thrive. We focus on supporting your physical, financial and emotional wellbeing so working for us you can expect to enjoy a range of learning and development opportunities designed to enhance you in your role and our excellent benefits package includes:-

  • a competitive salary 
  • an excellent local government pension scheme
  • favourable holiday entitlements with an option to purchase additional annual leave
  • flexible working options, hybrid working is part of our culture
  • Regular job-specific training
  • Discounted gym and swim membership
  • Health and wellbeing support with an optional health cash plan 
  • Employee Assistance Scheme including access to counselling services
  • Employee discounts with a range of companies 
  • Kaarp discount scheme which provides employee discounts on days out and holidays

If you have ambition for yourself and this district, thrive on challenges and getting results, share our values and strive to make others feel valued, then we want to hear from you.

The Role

We’re looking for a Community Project Officer to work as part of a small team to provide support and management of community and strategic projects for Community and Environment Services. The post holder will join a small but dedicated team based at our Green Street Depot. The post holder will co-ordinate a wide range of projects, help to generate income and liaise with a wide range of partners and community groups. 

We are looking for someone with strong communication and negotiation skills, project management skills, experience of managing and developing partnerships and volunteers. Having good organisational skills and the ability to build strong and productive relationships is fundamental to this role, as is the ability to implement projects which involve internal colleagues and partners. The post holder is required to have both excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders at all levels. Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently as required. This role is a great opportunity for someone with a positive attitude, the right drive and ambition to join our highly motivated team. The successful applicant will share our enthusiasm, contributing to making a difference with our teams and within our communities.  

Special Conditions

The normal working hours for this post are 22.5 per week but reasonable working hours beyond this will be required in the effective performance of your duties and responsibilities and such working will include attendance at evening meetings. Hours worked over and above will be taken as time off in lieu. 

Special working arrangements for Bank Holidays and Christmas working applies. 

The Council's scheme of flexible working hours applies to this post. This allows an officer some discretion in arranging working time.

You may be required to provide a suitable vehicle in connection with the duties of this post.

Wyre Forest District Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Working for us:

Join our team and you’ll be part of an evolving of council. One that seeks to make a difference, not just to its colleagues, but to the lives of those who live, work and visit our district. We are transforming and finding new more efficient trusted ways of working and all of our colleagues have a part to play.

We value our employees and aim to create a positive, progressive and open work culture that supports everyone to thrive. We believe in rewarding employees and working for Wyre Forest District Council has some great benefits.  We focus on supporting your physical, financial and emotional wellbeing. You can expect to enjoy a range of learning and development opportunities designed to enhance you in your role. Our excellent benefits also include a competitive salary and pension scheme, favourable holiday entitlements and flexible working options. Hybrid working is part of our culture.

We feel it is necessary to have a diverse workforce and focus on making sure the services we offer meet the aspirations and needs of our local community. Positions at all levels contribute to the district’s wellbeing and smooth-running.

If you have ambition for yourself and this district, thrive on challenges and getting results, share our values and strive to make others feel valued, then we want to hear from you.

Our Vision:

"A safe, vibrant and clean place to live, work and visit."

Our Values:

Our vision is underpinned by the following values which lie at the heart of everything we do.  We will:

  • Be honest
  • Invest in our workforce
  • Be supportive

Our Priorities:

Our priorities represent what we want to achieve for the social, economic and environmental well-being of the district, they are:

  • Economic growth and regeneration
  • Securing financial sustainability for services the local communities value
  • A clean, safe and green place to live, work and visit

What you can expect:

At Wyre Forest District Council we rely on good people to perform well within a challenging social and economic environment, and we will reward them accordingly.  Working for us you can expect to enjoy a range of learning and development opportunities designed to enhance you in your role. Our excellent benefits include a competitive salary and pension scheme, favourable holiday entitlements, and mobile and flexible working options.

Our locations:

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To find out more:

To find out more about Wyre Forest District Council, or the area we serve please visit our website at www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk, 'Like' us on Facebook www.facebook.com/WyreForest/ or follow us on Twitter @WyreForestDC.

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Telephone
01562 732721
Location
Wyre Forest District Council
Wyre Forest House
Finepoint Way
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY11 7WF
GB

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