Community Development Officer
- Date Posted
- Application Closing Date
- 25/06/2021 23:59
- 36 per week
- £29,390.17 per annum
ForHousing is a different kind of landlord, helping to improve lives by providing quality homes and places. We strive to be a positive influence in all we do, by providing the building blocks to a better life and making more things possible for more people.
We're a busy team with lots to do and we can only achieve this if we've got the right people with as much enthusiasm and passion as we have for making things happen.
Joining us as a Community Development Officer, you will work within the neighbourhood team to design, develop and deliver services which enhance the wellbeing our customers looking specifically at improving learning and health and preparing for work to lessen occasions of anti-social behaviour.
Working creatively and with innovative methods to design and deliver projects on the ground, you will make a difference to the lives of our customers by finding and responding to their personal and community development needs and be the focal point for activity within the directorate; maintaining strong links with the partner organisations operating in the locality.
Building relationships with individuals based on trust and common aims which encourages active participation in projects, you must develop and maintain a detailed, up to date knowledge base of legislation, funding and good practice and support the delivery of, and evaluate, community based projects which meet corporate and team aims and objectives.
Candidates for this role should have experience gained within a social housing or community environment coupled with knowledge of the local area, community issues and the tools used to address anti-social behaviour, improve health and wellbeing, education or worklessness. With effective communication skills and the ability to use your initiative, you will have experience of working with the community and/or tenants groups to achieve results in Community Development, demonstrate an innovative and creative approach to initiating and sustaining community development projects and have experience in applying and securing external funding.
In return, we offer a wide range of benefits for a rewarding career including:
· Competitive salary and a generous holiday entitlement
· Health Shield membership to claim back costs on a range of health and wellness services
· Company pension scheme
· Childcare vouchers
· Wellbeing perks and discounts with attractive savings on everything from travel to shopping
· Comprehensive learning and development platform to enhance and develop your skills
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, take a look at the job description, fill out the application online and we’ll meet up (virtually) if we want to find out more.
Please attach a covering letter no more than one page in length explaining why you believe you are a good fit for this role and providing examples of how you fit the role specification.
ForHousing is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Closing date for applications 25th June 2021 (We reserve the right to close the application early if sufficient applications are received)