Community Development Worker

Position: Community Development Worker (Edgbaston Neighbourhood Network Scheme)
Location: Edgbaston
Hours: 1 x Full time and 1 x 28 hours per week
Salary: £24,050 per annum (pro rata for the part-time role)
Contract: Permanent
Benefits: The provision of workplace wellbeing support and activities, flexible working and a range of family-friendly policies and subsidised parking.

Closing Date: 29th August 2022 (midnight)
Interview Date: To be confirmed

We have opportunities for community development workers to join the team in a full or part-time role to help ensure that citizens over 50 and adults with additional needs can access community support, improving their wellbeing and quality of life.

The Role

The community development worker will identify, support, and develop the community offer provided by individuals, groups, organisations, services, and places in the constituency.

Having moved on from the initial phase, which was to map the area and build relationships, this is now a role that is more about maintaining those relationships and increasing the capacity of these assets. However, there will always be a need to promote the Neighbourhood Network Scheme to new audiences and ensure the knowledge of the area remains current, so the role will continue to include developing networks and stakeholder engagement.

Duties and key responsibilities include:

  • Relationship building
  • Community engagement and mapping
  • Training and Education
  • Social Prescribing and Digital Networking
  • Administration

About You

We are looking for a community development worker who is self-motivated with a positive attitude, displays energy and enthusiasm and has excellent interpersonal skills.

You will have:

  • The ability to be able to communicate effectively with community stakeholders and a range of other professionals (social care, health) verbally, in writing and through online/social media
  • Skills in using, analysing, and communicating through software.
  • Excellent presentation skills in both formal and informal settings.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Problem-solving skills – ability to be innovative and find creative solutions to implement change

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, Children, Community Support, Family Support, Education.

About the Organisation

A leading provider of services to the health and social care sector, with the aim is to reduce inequalities in learning, employment and health. As an employer, the organisation is proud to offer a range of benefits to our staff, including the provision of workplace wellbeing support and activities, flexible working and a range of family-friendly policies.

To apply, please send in a covering letter highlighting how you meet the specification together with your CV to recruitment@gatewayfs.org

Community Development Worker Job Description

If you require any further information about the role, please contact Maxine Brown on 0121 456 7820 or email recruitment@gatewayfs.org