Community Development Worker

Location
Rugby Town Hall Evreux Way Rugby CV21 2RR
Salary
£22,658 to £24,964 per annum
Posted
04 Aug 2017
Closes
13 Sep 2017
Job Ref
WARW000003576
Job Type
Community safety
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard

The Community Safety and Locality Working Service is responsible for, amongst other activities:

• Actively supporting people and communities through asset based community development, building community capacity, resilience, inclusion and wellbeing, encouraging and supporting partnership working and building and maintaining Town/Parish Council and Third Sector relationships.
• Working with partners to reduce crime (including cyber, business, rural and hate crime), antisocial behaviour and violence against women and girls.
• Coordinating Warwickshire’s response to the Prevent (counter terrorism) Programme.
• Managing the Council’s three Traveller sites and dealing with unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller encampments on Council owned land.
• Commissioning and managing a number of key Council contracts including Third Sector Support, Advice Services, Equalities, Domestic Abuse and Town/Parish Council Support.
• Management of the Warwickshire Financial Inclusion Partnership and coordination of the Armed Forces Community Covenant Action Plan.
• Community engagement activity, including the coordination of Community/Area Forums.
• Management of the County Councillor Grant Fund and other local funding streams.

The Service is staffed by specialist officers and project managers, area teams (Northern, Rugby and Southern), support officers and a Leadership Team.

The Role

A vacancy exists for a Community Development Worker (CDW) to work within the Rugby Area Team. You will be part of a network of Community Development Workers across the county delivering an Asset Based Community Development approach 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 communities 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 meeting people’s needs.

The role will require some evening and weekend working to suit the needs of client groups.

37.0 Hours per Week

Key Requirements

You will:

• Have experience of community development work and an understanding of working for a Local Authority. Be trained or have experience in key aspects of community development, as well as experience of working with a range of statutory organisations and Third Sector (voluntary and community) groups.

• Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and be able to work effectively in a team and on own initiative.

• Be able 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.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager:

Charles Barlow, Localities and Partnerships Team Manager.

Email charlesbarlow@warwickshire.gov.uk  Telephone 07557 815069

Closing Date: 11th September 2017

Interview Date: 29th September 2017

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.

Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.

Please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on recruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk, including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

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.

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

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Supporting documents
Job description and Person Specification