Community Development Project Officer

London (Greater)
£27,071- £33,839 per annum
01 Apr 2021
01 May 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Community Development Project Officer to join our team based in Thamesmead. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £27,071 - £33,839 per annum.

About the Community Development Project Officer role:

Reporting to the Community, Health & Wellbeing (C, H& WB) Lead, the Community Development Project Officer will work in an operational capacity, primarily concerned with developing and maintaining partnerships with relevant, borough-based and pan London organisations across the voluntary sector to support the availability and accessibility of local services and opportunities and the facilitation of community mobilisation and capacity building activity, including but not limited to grant-making activity.

Responsibilities of our Community Development Project Officer include:

- Playing a central role in the PCF approach to supporting VCS growth and Community Mobilisation

- Ensuring services and initiatives are of the highest quality and make a real difference to residents and the community

- Ensuring our strategy addresses the priorities of our residents and they are effectively involved in decision making
- Supporting the development of our relevant relationships with strategic partners
- Contributing to the development of sustainable funding models for the long-term, proactively seeking out funding opportunities and responding to them
- Ensuring the work is effectively monitored and evaluated, working with internal audit teams
- Working with our central Communications team as needed, ensuring Community mobilisation activity and services are effectively promoted to residents and the wider community
- Working with other area-based initiatives within the Peabody Community Foundation, sharing learning and contributing to the development of Peabody’s longer-term approach
- Appropriately safeguarding any child, young person or family or community members who are identified to be at risk
- Co-ordinating research with residents and stakeholders to identify their priorities and perceptions including
- Reporting on progress towards the development of area plans, producing and maintaining project plans, action plans and reports for a variety of audiences
- Working in partnership with MetroGavs and BVSC to create a framework of support for community groups
- Co-ordinating the Thamesmead Community Fund and PCF applications on behalf of the team
- Developing Community and Health Champions and co-ordinate the Community Group Forum
- Working with Community Facilities Manager to activate Community Facilities
- Managing externally funded contracts, ensuring all delivery targets are met and reporting is completed to deadline

What we’re looking for in our Community Development Project Officer:

- A track record of developing and delivering community programmes that enable community mobilisation and wider development outcomes at individual and systems levels and supporting third sector growth

- A track record of developing and maintaining partnerships within the public, private and voluntary sectors

- Experience of developing new projects and excellent project management skills

- An awareness of the evidence base on community development, community mobilisation/organising and or asset-based community development

- An understanding of the evidence base on supporting community and voluntary sector growth

- Experience of demonstrating the impact of projects/services and meeting the demands of funders/evaluators

- Experience of effectively safeguarding children and an awareness of best practice

- Passionate about creating opportunities for disadvantaged people and an active commitment to equal opportunities, with the ability to work in culturally diverse communities and groups

- A track record of successful fundraising

- IT literate with the understanding and ability to use Microsoft Office effectively

- The ability to understand, analyse and contextualise a range of data, performance metrics and outcomes to reach conclusions and judgements.

Closing date: Tuesday 13th April 2021

If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Community Development Project Officer, please click ‘apply’ now to be directed to our careers page and complete your application. Please monitor your emails also during this time.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities, and industries, and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities. We actively encourage BAME, LGBTQ+, and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce and all opportunities provided by The Peabody Group.


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