Community Inclusion Officer

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

Job Description

Can you bring innovative approaches to diversity and inclusion within community development work?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Community Development team for a Community Inclusion Officer to join us for a 12 month time limited role exploring new and innovative ways of further developing work with our BME, LGBT+, Disabled, Gender and Age based communities across Stevenage.

You will play a key role in the improvement of resident’s quality of life in Stevenage and will contribute to developing a co-operative, sustainable and more socially cohesive community, through equality mapping work, direct community engagement and imbedding new inclusion based work.

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 around diversity, inclusion and equality, preferably in a role with community engagement responsibilities.

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.

Candidate Requirements

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 per week
  • Pay: £25,463 - £28,895 Annually

Additional Information

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Safe Staffing Handbook 2010.

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for All.

How to Apply

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 below link.

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 (006171) when applying.