Community Development Worker Jobs Vacancy at Surrey Care Trust Stanwell
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Community Development Worker Jobs Vacancy at Surrey Care Trust Stanwell Jobs Details:
The People’s Health Trust has identified Stanwell as a Local Conversation area.
This is a community development role, funded by the People’s Health Trust for 3 years, specifically for the Stanwell community. The purpose of the funding is to engage with and support the local community to deliver projects and activities that will benefit the community. The priorities are subject to ongoing consultation to ensure they reflect what the community wants.
The role of this post is to build on the priorities identified through consultation over the past 2 years and to support the Local Conversation steering group and wider community to deliver activities that support those priorities.
You will need to be flexible, good at listening, passionate about making a difference and also able to deal with changing and potentially conflicting priorities. You will be working with a group of local residents who have a true passion for making a difference Stanwell. You will help to enhance the links between different parts of that community, to ensure all Stanwell residents have the opportunity to express their priorities for the community and make a contribution to their own development and their community as a whole.
1. Work with the Local Conversation steering group and Surrey Care Trust Development Manager to understand the current priorities for the project and deliver them together.
2. Work with the steering group members to build on existing consultation and community audit and draw new members into the steering group and into involvement in projects, engaging with them about their priorities and supporting them to use their skills.
3. Work with existing public and voluntary agencies within Stanwell to identify where projects suggested by members of the community fit with existing work.
4. Update other local practitioners and agencies about the work of the Local Conversation, the People’s Health Trust ethos and identify ways of working together to enable more Stanwell residents to participate in community projects.
5. Organise and report data from the consultation exercises and feedback from project groups, to inform the steering group about successes and new ideas for development.
6. Work with UCLAN (University of Central Lancaster), the Local Conversation steering group and SCT Development Manager to evaluate projects and report back to People’s Health Trust on a six monthly basis or as required.
7. To be happy to work flexibly, including weekends and evenings in order to support the Local Conversation. To keep up to date with best practice and support continuous professional development.
CANDIDATES MUST HAVE (Essential skills)
1. Experience of working with people of all ages, ethnicity and background in a professional or voluntary capacity.
2. Experience of advocacy or community development work, work with a residents’ association, community group, playgroup, youth group or the elderly
3. Knows how to access translation services, either from local agencies or volunteers.
4. Able to work on your own initiative, whilst integrating ideas, advice and support from a variety of sources; different parts of the community, Stanwell Local Conversation steering group and local professionals.
5. Good standard of general education, including a high level of inter-personal, literacy and numeracy skills and the ability to research local assets and need.
6. Good listening and communication skills; the ability to meet and work with people in a wide variety of situations and to form non-judgemental and constructive relationships with them.
7. Awareness of how the public sector, voluntary groups and the local community connect.
8. Clear understanding of the value and process of monitoring and evaluation for learning and development of this and future projects.
9. Clear understanding of equal opportunities and diversity and ability to put this into practice
10. Awareness of safeguarding for all ages and how, when and where to report/refer if concerns are raised.
11. Awareness of the challenges faced by people living in a neighbourhood that is experiencing social and economic disadvantage.
12. Good IT skills and awareness of how social media can be used to engage local people and publicise the project
13. Able to keep clear and up to date records.
14. Able to work from home and willing to spend a good proportion of time out and about in the community.
15. Willingness to travel
16. Willingness to undertake further training
- Experience of working with others to undertake consultation with groups and individuals and organise events.
- HND or degree in community work, youth work or related discipline.
- Experience of working in a ‘matrix’ environment, responsible to a manager from SCT and local community steering group.
- Experience of working with a charity, voluntary organisations, local authority departments, housing associations and officers.
- Experience of collecting, organising and reporting data (eg numbers of participants, ethnicity) within statutory and funders’ requirements.
- Living in or around Stanwell
- Experience of using facebook, web pages, twitter and social media to engage different groups within a community.
YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE FROM SURREY CARE TRUST WEB SITE - CVS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £13.00 /hour
- community development work: 2 years
- Stanwell, Surrey
Required licence or certification:
- Driving license