Closing Date: Wed 11th May at 5pm
Interview Date: to be confirmed
Location: Hybrid working/Edgbaston
Salary: £23,000 per annum
Contract: Fixed term until 31st March 2023
Benefits: The provision of workplace wellbeing support and activities, hybrid working where the role allows, flexible working and a range of family friendly policies and subsidised parking.
Community Connectors are responsible for building Early Help (0-25 years) capacity, connections, community agency and resilience within the 10 designated Localities in Birmingham.
The Community Connector role involves building working relationships for Children, Young people and Families across Community, Voluntary and Statutory Organisation (including schools and training providers, Health Providers, Business and community stakeholders within the Locality Partnership).
What the organisation has learnt in its work so far in the city, is that many staff working across the public sector and voluntary sector don’t know what support, or organisations are available in a neighbourhood. The Community Connectors’ role is to change this situation, and make sure all families can connect to support, help, activities, and interests as part of a range of early help support.
This is a key element of the Early Help Programme for Birmingham. The intention is to enable communities to work collaboratively and seamlessly with all the relevant statutory agencies and third sector organisations to identify early those most in need of support and enabling the most appropriate health, education, vocational and social support and interventions within a localised community setting. This forms part of the charity’s vision to apply a family centred and preventative focus in tackling need and inequalities though partnership working.
Duties and key responsibilities include:
- Relationship building
- Community engagement and mapping
- Training and education
- Social Prescribing and Digital Networking
We are looking for a dynamic and energetic communicator with excellent engagement and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with young people, parents and carers who are experiencing health, wellbeing or social care difficulties.
You will have:
- Experience of working in an engagement role with diverse community settings with statutory and third sector organisations
- Experience of working with organisations that support vulnerable children, young people, families or groups
- An understanding of information sharing, consent and confidentiality issues and risks
- Experience and understanding of the importance of equalities, diversity and inclusion
- An understanding of the lived experience of individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds
- Have an in-depth understanding of community, faith, voluntary sector and leisure groups and how these can support wellbeing in communities and individuals
You may also have experience in areas such as Community Development Worker, Social Service, Social Services, Support Worker, Care Worker, Early Help, Social Work, Youth, Youth Worker, Support Service, Vulnerable Adult, Care, Care and Support, Social Care, Community Support, Community, Children, Young People, Family, Community Project Officer, Community Partnerships Manager, Community Partnerships Officer, Community Engagement Officer, Community Engagement, Training, Advice, Advice and Information.
To apply please send in a covering letter highlighting how you meet the specification together with your CV.
If you require any further information about the role please contact Maxine Brown on 0121 456 7820 or emailing email@example.com