Community Resilience Lead Officer

2 days left

Coventry, One Friargate, Station Square, Coventry
£32234 - £38890
29 Apr 2021
16 May 2021
Job Ref
Resourcing Team
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

The Community Resilience Team is a small team with a wide and exciting remit.

Working at the interface of the Public and Voluntary sector our role is to support both City Council Services and the Voluntary and Community sector to create new service models which better support the people of Coventry. 

This involves supporting both sectors around funding, recruiting volunteers and increasing the capacity of the sector.  Examples of our work include the setting up and support to the many food hubs and social supermarkets in the city, creation of community libraries and our work to establish a network of 300 community messengers.

Our Team sits within Public Health supporting the Covid Response.  We also support many services across the Council including property asset transfer and ICT community laptop giveaways.

To find out more about our work take a look at our social media:

What is the job role?

A six month fixed term contract/secondment to the post of Community Resilience Lead Officer.

This role will:

  • help lead projects and initiatives which support the voluntary and community sector
  • work with other lead officers and manage a small team
  • support service managers within the Council where they wish to deliver a project with a voluntary and community sector element
  • help to deliver a grant programme to support community outreach and engagement

For an informal discussion about this role please e-mail so we can set up a time to discuss.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a self-starter and someone who can translate ideas into action whilst leading, motivating and managing a small team.

A background and/or understanding of the voluntary sector and a can-do attitude, is a must.

When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, please include the following information in your statement.  Applications will be shortlisted against these points:

  • Your knowledge of the voluntary & community sector and how this differs and compliments the public and private sectors
  • Your ability to convey complex information to a range of audiences so that it is clearly understood.
  • Your experience of developing relationships across communities. 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date: 27th May 2021

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.