Community Engagement and Projects Officer

£36,618 - £37,491
12 May 2021
26 May 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Good resident engagement and participation is a top priority for Housing Services. Making sure that we involve our residents in improving our services and promote strong, sustainable communities is paramount.  We have recently remodelled our resident participation service to match our aspirations and are now looking for enthusiastic and dedicated professionals to join our new team.

As a Community Engagement and Projects Officer you will lead on the development of new community projects, supporting local resident groups to bring new ideas to life and promote sustainable communities. The post holder will build strong partnerships with residents, other Council services, local voluntary and community organisations and local businesses to ensure that community projects address the full range of challenges and opportunities on our estates, helping to maximise social value and tackle inequality.

The role will include a focus on levering in new funds by supporting groups to design and submit successful funding bids and measure their impact, as well as promoting better take up of inhouse grants. You will additionally lead and contribute to consultation and engagement events which can develop resident engagement capacity and provide new opportunities for joint working.

To succeed in this position, you will need to be self-motivated, with strong communication skills and a ‘can do’ attitude. Significant experience of delivering innovative community projects and successful funding bids, including developing robust performance monitoring arrangements and managing project budgets, will be essential. You will be a strong and credible communicator with well-developed negotiation and presentation skills and have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of local community issues and challenges in a diverse community.

For an informal discussion about this exciting role, please contact Sara Kulay, Interim Head of Resident Participation, TMOs and Communities on 0208 356 1883.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification. We do not accept CV’s.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Please ensure that you do not include your name on any of your supporting documents or on the file attachments.

Closing date for applications: 26 May 2021.

Interview date: W/c 21st June 2021.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available

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