Community Development Officer

  • Reference: Stevenage Borough Council
  • Application closing date: 25 Jan 2019 17:00

Job Description

Can you work co-operatively with local residents groups and VCS organisations in building stronger communities across Stevenage?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Community Development team for a new Community Development Officer (South Stevenage) to join us. Working with a skilled team of community development practitioners, and allied partners you will be the public facing lead community officer for the South of the town.

You will play a key role in the improvement of residents’ quality of life in Stevenage and will contribute to developing a co-operative, sustainable and more socially cohesive community, through direct community engagement, community capacity building, specialist support and proactive co-operative partnerships.

Candidate Requirements

To be successful in this role you will have been educated to a good standard including GCSE’s C grade or above alongside evidence of further and higher education that meets the requirements for the role. You will also have proven experience of working within local communities, building relationships, improving outcomes and co-ordinating consultation, mapping and resident engagement.

You will be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team, deal calmly and confidently with emotional situations and have the ability to understand the needs and perceptions of residents.

A full UK driving licence (with access to own vehicle) is desirable.

All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Clearance.

Employment Details

  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Hours: 37
  • Pay: £29,005 - £32,233 Annually

How to Apply

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Neil Baker, Community Development Manager on 01438 242247.

For an application pack and to apply online, please visit www.stevenage.gov.uk/vacancies Please quote the correct post reference number when applying.

Post Reference Number: 000550

Please note that Stevenage Borough Council cannot accept CV’s, all applications must be made on the Council’s standard application form which can be found at the above link.