Community Resilience Officer (Fixed-Term)

Charlotte Brooking
EC1M 5LA, London (Greater)
£28,000 per annum pro rata
01 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021
CIC - 18968
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Community Resilience Officer – Fixed-Term

Are you a self-motivated, energetic individual with a passion for improving the lives of social housing customers and their communities? If so, you may be interested in our vacancy for a Community Resilience Officer based in Southwark (contractually based at our office in Farringdon, London).

There’s never been a better time to join Southern Housing Group. You’ll be part of a dynamic team within a growing and forward-thinking organisation who are stable and independent, which is crucial during these unprecedented times.

The role

Working within the Community Investment Team, the Community Resilience Officer will be responsible for coordinating a range of activities, projects, and partnerships across our estates in Southwark. The aim of the role is to:

  • Engage with our customers to build an understanding of their needs
  • Reduce social deprivation with a focus on food, furniture, and digital poverty
  • Support their wellbeing and resilience in a post-pandemic environment
  • Support the delivery of employment and training opportunities
  • Liaise closely with our supply chain to maximise resource and impact for our customers

You’ll also establish a Community Development Plan, coordinate activities, engage with local partners and seek funding to stretch resources to create greater impact from available resources. Building sustainable communities, whilst supporting their local initiatives, in collaboration with our supply chain and local partners is the core of this role.

This is a full-time role working 35 hours per week Monday – Friday on a fixed-term contract until 31st March 2023.

What we need from you

  • It’ll be highly advantageous if you have experience in a similar role with understanding of the needs of social housing customers
  • Good at multi-tasking, prioritising and working to tight deadlines
  • Report writing skills
  • A strong communicator who is confident working with various internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of delivering high quality projects and/or services
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Works well under pressure, resilient and professional

What we’ll offer you

  • A salary of circa £28,000 per year, depending on skills/experience
  • 23 days holidays (plus public holidays) and as we close between Christmas and New Year, we give you another 3 days bonus!
  • The chance to buy or sell additional leave
  • £250 in vouchers as part of our colleague referral scheme
  • Ongoing support for your wellbeing
  • An inclusive environment where it’s OK to be you!
  • Flexible benefits with some really exciting options which you can find out more about here!

As a Disability Confident employer with disabled-friendly offices and remote working opportunities, we actively encourage everyone to come and work for us, regardless of any form of disability. As such, we’ll happily make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process to help you, should you need it. If you need additional support with your application due a disability, please contact us at and we’ll be happy to help.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date:  18th April 2021

Interview Date: 27th April 2021 (via Microsoft Teams)

Please be aware that due to the nature and sensitivity of some of our roles we are not always able to consider applications from Southern Housing Group residents.

Southern Housing Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note that colleagues who are at risk of redundancy due to the current business reviews will be given priority consideration for this role.  Applications from colleagues who are not at risk will be considered if there are no expressions of interest from ‘at risk’ colleagues.


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