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Activities & Engagement Partner

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Swindon, Wiltshire
£24,960 per annum
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

Job Details

Permanent, Full Time (40 hours per week)

Swindon Foyer is set in the heart of Old Town of Swindon and supports some of the most disadvantaged young people in the community. It offers an integrated solution to housing, personal development, and training needs to young people, predominantly aged between 16 – 25.

As our Engagement & Activities Partner, you will develop and deliver creative group work and activities which enhance the opportunities for our customers to learn new skills, improve their employability, recover from trauma, and grow as citizens of their local community.

You will champion Stonewater’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, recognising and responding to the diversity of our customer based and tailoring a personalised response to individuals needs, ensuring ease of access for all our customers. You will monitor, record and report on the outcomes of group work delivered and build upon and create new partnerships with local organisations that enhance the opportunities on offer to our customers.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an innovative and empathetic approach to service delivery.
  • Have excellent communication skills, able to use a range of communication methods.
  • Be able to work positively and creatively with colleagues and other stakeholders, to ensure the best outcomes for the business and our customers.
  • Be self-motivated with the ability to manage concurrent projects at any one time.
  • Be able to demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and be open to the perspective of others.

Appointment to this role will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check, satisfactory references and possession of a valid Right to Work document.

Discover Stonewater:

Stonewater is a leading housing provider. We manage around 36,000 homes, serving 78,000 customers across our portfolio of affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation, with an ambitious house-building programme.

Our mission is to provide quality homes and services for people whose needs are not met by the open market.

We’re looking for like-minded people to join our team of over 800 talented colleagues who embody our values of being ethical, ambitious, passionate, agile and commercial, as well as people who want to make a difference and transform people’s lives.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and working towards accreditation for becoming a Disability Confident Leader, which allows us to record and report on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace to better support our colleagues. We have also achieved accreditation for being an Advanced Employer for Investing in Ethnicity Maturity Matrix. We are committed to being a Menopause Friendly employer and working towards accreditation our Menopause Friendly accreditation.

Are you ready to #DiscoverStonewater?

Stonewater reserve the right to bring the closing date forward should enough quality applications be received prior to the current closing date.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Company info
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom

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