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Communities Officer

Clarion Housing Group
England, West Sussex, Haywards Heath
£36021 - £42014 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Community and Customer Services
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Job Details

Salary: £36,021 - £42,014 per annum pro rata
Location: Hybrid/Haywards Heath or Leatherhead
Hours: Part Time 18 per week
Contract Type: Permanent

Are you experienced in project management and looking for a new and exciting opportunity?

We're recruiting a Communities Officer to support the Communities Manager in the delivery and ongoing development of a Regional Communities Strategy across Clarion estates in the South East.

Every community is different. We work with people on the ground to ensure that we provide the right support, in the right place, at the right time.

Some of the role's duties are below; -

  • Work with the Communities Manager, to create, implement and oversee the delivery of a wide-ranging programme of Communities- related projects on the ground and to ensure that contracts and commitments are managed effectively, including KPI performance management.
  • Promoting the impact of the portfolio, and wider Community Investment programmes, through influencing and strategic engagement of key stakeholders.
  • Work closely with colleagues and key internal departments to develop and promote an integrated CI support offer for residents.
  • Bid for and deliver externally funded projects via partnerships.

You'll have previous experience and expertise in the Communities Investment sector gained from working in a similar role. We're also looking for the below skill set;-

  • Comfortable working remotely from the team, and acting as a self-starter with a can-do, problem-solving attitude.
  • Personal integrity and a proven ability and desire to collaborate with colleagues.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written, tailored to a range of audiences.
  • Experience in quality assurance of projects including monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Proven track record in stakeholder engagement and management.
  • Identifying and understanding community needs and building capacity of individuals and communities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to support a company whose vision and mission is to provide support, skills and opportunities to Clarion residents nationwide, transforming lives and communities.

We exist to maximise the opportunities available to our residents, providing people with the tools and support they need to overcome their challenges, from employment and financial support to youth and community programmes.

If you feel your attributes and skillset match our requirements, we welcome your application.

Closing Date: Tuesday 30th April 2024 at midnight.

For further details on this vacancy, please click 'apply' or visit our website.

Please submit a CV and answer the competency question summarising your experience for the role whilst addressing the essential criteria in the role profile.

Applicants must be able to travel across Clarion estates in the South East on a regular basis.

In the event that we receive a high volume of applications, we reserve the right to close this advert early.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Clarion are not able to offer visa sponsorship. You are required to reside in England or Wales for the duration of your employment.

Clarion Futures

Clarion Futures is our charitable foundation. We work together with partners to make a positive difference to the lives of people living in Clarion homes and communities.

Our work is centred on providing our residents with the tools and support to help overcome any challenges they face. Every year we support thousands of people into work and provide people with help in managing money, gaining and developing digital skills and contributing to the life of their communities.

We're a partner of choice for organisations ranging from FTSE companies and government departments to local charities and social enterprises. With more than 350,000 residents, our size and reach gives us a presence that few other charities can match.

In 2021/22, we invested £16.3 million into our work with residents and communities, generating more than £123m in social value, making the work of Clarion Futures one of the biggest social investment programmes in the UK.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want Clarion to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Clarion an inclusive place to work.


Clarion Housing Group

Clarion Housing Group comprises the country’s largest housing association; a property development company, a charitable foundation and a repairs and maintenance service.

The Group’s housing association, Clarion Housing, is committed to providing good customer service to all its residents and to maintaining its homes to a good standard - investing significantly in improving them each year.

Its development target is to build 50,000 new homes over 10 years and the Group will invest £13 billion on meeting and delivering on this target.  Two thirds of the programme will be affordable and developed by Clarion Housing, while homes for private sale are delivered and marketed through development company Latimer by Clarion Housing Group.  The proceeds from sales are invested in our social purpose.   

The charitable foundation, Clarion Futures, will invest £150 million over ten years to deliver one of the largest social investment programmes in the country. Priorities are work and training; money management and young people.

Building homes. Developing futures.

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