Community Engagement Officer
37.0 Hours per Week
Are you passionate about the environment? Do you have the ability to inspire and engage communities enabling them to create a cleaner, greener and safer Solihull for all?
As a Community Engagement Officer within the Public Realm Team your interpersonal skills will be key to creating strong and robust relationships with the community and local partners to deliver environmental initiatives. Your job isn’t to do things for people, but to support and point them in the right direction so that local communities can put right what matters to them and play an active role in creating cleaner, greener and safer neighbourhoods.
You should have experience of supporting the delivery of community projects and initiatives and be able to engage with a wide range of partners and stakeholders,
You should have a Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject, such as Community Development or have achieved specialist knowledge through your extended experience and/or training.
One of your first responsibilities in this role will be to design and deliver Love Solihull’s environmental education programme, engaging with young people in a creative way to increase awareness of environmental issues and support them in playing an active role in their community.
This role will give you plenty of room to really make a difference to our residents. It will also provide you with an opportunity to work within a team that have been finalists for Solihull MBC’s Team of the Year award 2017 and 2019 and have been shortlisted finalists for Best Community and Neighbourhood Initiative at the national APSE Awards 2019.
Voted one of the best places to live in the UK, there’s a lot to offer in Solihull. With a great standard of living plus plenty of social, entertainment and transport options, you’ll have plenty of scope to enjoy our vibrant town – particularly if you choose to take us up on our flexible working options that include flexitime and 24 days of annual leave – with the potential to ‘buy’ a further 10 days. We also offer staff discounts, access to our Employee Assistance Programme and a Local Government Pension Scheme.
If you require further information about this post, please contact Sarah Jones (Public Realm Engagement Team Leader) on 0121 704 6673 or Chris Edgell (Public Realm Manager) on 0121 704 8517.
Interviews will be held on Thursday, 11 February 2021 and will take place using a secure video conferencing platform.
This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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