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Community Development and Partnerships Manager

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
London (Greater)
£44,370 - £50,964 per annum
Closing date
3 Jan 2022

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Community and Customer Services, Employment, Tenant services, Tenancy representative
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority
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Job Details

About Us:

Seize and create opportunities for a diverse and talented community.

In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. This is particularly important in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. 

Through a multi-million pound refurbishment - co-designed with residents - we’re transforming Lancaster West into a model estate for the 21st century. Ensuring that an investment in Lancaster West is also an investment in North Kensington, we are working closely with local communities to provide new jobs and training opportunities, promote health and well-being, and become a neighbourhood equipped for a digital and sustainable future.

The Role:

As a Community Development and Partnerships Manager based in the heart of North Kensington, you’ll be key to our success in creating and seizing opportunities to improve the lives of local residents.

You’ll co-create a programme of innovative community initiatives that will have a lasting legacy. These might include training, access to work, health and well-being activities and improvement of communal spaces. We will also look to provide creative respite options for residents from the noise and disruption of refurbishment, as well as coordinating volunteer programmes that deliver outcomes for our community.

You’ll need to forge positive relationships with residents’ associations and community groups, as well as with employers, education and support agencies. You’ll source funding opportunities, promote volunteering and maximise the use of community assets. It’s an opportunity to make your mark in a high-profile location by creating genuine social value, and a lasting legacy.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

This is an ideal step-up for an ambitious project manager with a background in housing, training and employment, or community development. Able to work seamlessly between public, voluntary and public sectors, you’re a strong communicator, capable of drawing together different agencies and services to meet the needs of diverse residents. A problem-solver and a negotiator, you’re pragmatic and ready to move at pace, but also able to plan effectively for the longer term.

You are able to coach and lead a dynamic team of community development project officers to deliver measurable outcomes in line with our community development strategy.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s alone will not be considered for this role. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.


About Us

Kensington and Chelsea is one of London’s most vibrant and recognisable boroughs. It has many unique buildings, famous museums and beautiful parks. Although the borough is geographically one of the smallest in London, at just over 4.7 square miles, it is one of the most densely populated and diverse areas in Europe. It is home to the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival. Kensington and Chelsea Council (also known as RBKC) aims to provide high quality services to improve the lives of its residents and to make the borough a better place in which to live, work, and visit.

Housing and Grenfell

This department is responsible for housing, communities and improving the lives of local residents.  This includes landlord services and estate management, planning, refurbishment, and advice and support to help maintain healthy and safe homes.

A significant part of our work is focused on creating stronger communities, by working together with local residents on recovery following the Grenfell tragedy.  

In response to London’s affordable homes crisis, we are committed to building more social housing to help people on lower incomes to live, work, and raise their families in the borough. Housing also covers landlord services and estate management, planning, refurbishment, and advice and support to help maintain healthy and safe homes.

Our housing team also work closely with affordable housing providers and other agencies to manage homelessness and give support to older residents to live independently.  Find out more about our vacancies here.

Find Us
020 7361 3011
Third Floor, Town Hall
Hornton Street
W8 7NX
United Kingdom
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