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Community Engagement Officer

Employer
Networx Recruitment
Location
LE3 6QR, Leicester
Salary
£29,576 to £32,863 plus excellent benefits
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

Community Engagement Officer  

£29,576 to £32,863 plus excellent benefits 

Leicestershire and North Warwickshire 

Permanent, Full Time  

 

Can you help to build sustainable communities?  

 

Platform Housing Group believes in putting our customers first and by doing this we can build happy and lasting communities for all. That’s why we need you! 

 

We are currently recruiting for a Community Engagement Officer to cover the Leicestershire and North Warwickshire areas.  As a Community Engagement Officer, you will be working closely with customers to build strong and safe communities organising and developing a wide range of community engagement activities and projects.  

 

What you can expect from the role  

 

You will work within the community to establish contact with individuals and groups from all sections of the community through meetings and outreach work to identify local issues and to work together on solutions.  

 

By understanding the needs of the local communities, you will be able to support and manage community-based programmes to promote a healthy and happy environment for all our customers.   You will be responsible for organising and developing a wide range of community engagement activities in line with our strategic objectives. 

 

Teamwork is key to everything we do here at Platform Housing Group, and we believe those teams don’t just include ourselves and our customers but a range of organisations, as well as working with these partners including local authorities and community partners & stakeholders.  

 

What we are looking for in you  

 

  • Previous experience working within a community-based role or role that was directly involved in supporting projects and programmes designed to help people and communities grow.  

  • Be a people person, communication will be key to this role not only for working with our customers but also for working with external stakeholders. 

  • Understand some of the unique challenges faced within social housing and understand our beliefs and values as an organisation. 

  • Proven ability to actively identify new ways to engage successfully with customers and communities.  

  • Experience of empowering communities to find solutions would be advantageous. 

  • Due to the nature of the role the successful applicant will have a DBS check carried out before commencing employment. 

 

The successful applicant will also need to be able to drive and have access to a vehicle.  Whilst part of the role will be home-based you will be expected to regularly travel to the communities within the Leicestershire and North Warwickshire areas. 

 

Some of our great benefits include:     

 

  • Up to 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) with the opportunity to buy and sell leave      

  • Family friendly policies including generous Paternity, Maternity, Shared Parental and Adoption leave plus 3 days paid Urgent Domestic Leave   

  • Medicash membership for all employees which includes access to an employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership and exclusive discounts           

  • Health Cash Plan worth up to £1700 p/a with cashback for dental, optical, physio and complementary therapies and more         

  • Pension contribution scheme with employer contributions of up to 12% (inclusive of life assurance and dependent on employee contributions)        

  • Learning and Development opportunities    

  • Salary sacrifice electric vehicle scheme and cycle to work scheme   

  • Employee reward and recognition scheme with wellbeing hub and discount from a wide range of retailers   

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