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Community Engagement Officer

Employer
BPHA
Location
Bedfordshire with travel
Salary
C£16,054 (pro rata’d) plus car allowance £1,216
Closing date
15 Oct 2021

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Function
Community and Customer Services, Housing / neighbourhood management, Tenant services, Homes and Asset Management
Seniority
Officer
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Do you want to bring people together to create thriving communities?

Does undertaking community projects to bring about positive change excite you?

Are you a creative problem solver?

If so, this is the role for you!

bpha are a forward-thinking housing association, on a mission to build thriving communities where people can live happily in a home they can afford.

We work right across the Oxford to Cambridge Arc, and own or manage over 19,000 homes. As one of the top 25 Housing Association developers in the country, we remain committed to delivering high-quality affordable housing to those who need it the most.

Our Residents, shared owners and leaseholders are at the core of everything we do at bpha. With every employee playing an important part in ensuring we continue to provide them with excellent customer service and maintaining our role as a responsible landlord.

We are seeking a Community Engagement Officer to join us. Working with internal and external partners you will help develop thriving communities by developing and delivering innovative and exciting community led solutions.

 What you will be doing:

  • Initiating and encouraging community cohesion, including being involved in the planning and handover of new housing developments

  • Identifying and helping to secure funding and other resources for community based initiatives / projects

  • Empowering communities to create a voice that can tackle their needs and represent their interests

  • Encouraging residents to participate in decision-making consultation and other resident involvement activities

 We’d love to meet someone with: 

  • Experience of working within a community based role

  • Experience in managing projects

  • Strong communication and reporting writing skills

  • A creative approach to problem solving

  • Awareness of relevant political changes affecting communities in social housing

  • A full UK driving licence and the ability to work out of hours at short notice

Amongst what we offer you is: 

  • A competitive salary of C£16,054 (pro rata’d) plus car allowance £1,216

  • 28 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays

  • A generous contributory pension scheme

  • Private health care

  • Free life assurance

  • Access to an extensive suite of wellbeing services and tools including a digital gym

  • Opportunities for learning and development

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Retail discount scheme

Successful candidates will need to complete a basic DBS application.

We reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that we have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible.

bpha is an equal opportunities employer and we are keen to attract diversity into the organisation.

Closing date: 2 weeks from going live 

Interview date: To be confirmed 

bpha is an equal opportunities employer and we are keen to attract diversity into the organisation.

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