Queen’s Park Community Council
37.5 hours per week (or 30 hours subject to negotiation)
NJC points 29-36: £32,029-£38,813 depending on experience
+ London Allowance of £3,543 pro rata
Queen’s Park Community Council – London’s only parish council – is looking for an energetic and highly efficient Community Development Officer to work alongside its Director, supporting the 12 councillors in their efforts to improve the lives of people in our north Westminster neighbourhood. During the Covid-19 outbreak, you will play a key role in helping to lead our local response.
The council is six years old and this is a unique post with masses of potential. You will have a key role helping to lead a community that is both tight-knit and very diverse. Your outward-facing role brings with it responsibilities including recruiting and managing volunteers; organising events; grants scheme; communications* (website, newsletter, social media); deputising for the director; managing relationships with partner organisations, contractors and local people.
You will be the Council’s person on the ground – getting to know residents and organisations, making things happen. You will be a confident self-starter who is unafraid of taking the initiative but understands the importance of democratic processes, openness and accountability.
This role is about people above all. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and will be numerate (the role involves some finance) with an eye for detail. You will thrive as part of a small, tight team and be willing to undertake odd jobs.
You will need experience of working in the community or voluntary sector or a background in a related career such as housing, regeneration, social work or youth work.
We don’t require any formal qualifications although you will need good literacy and numeracy skills. It would be desirable to have five GCSEs A-C or equivalent or Level 2-3 Certificate in Community Development or higher relevant qualification, and graduate applicants are welcome. You may be required to pass background checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Application packs can be downloaded from http://www.ssalc.co.uk/Vacancies_19235.aspx and should be returned by email, to email@example.com. The deadline for applications is April 20 and interviews will be held on May 6 or 13 (by video if necessary).
*Some communication tasks may be outsourced depending on whether the successful candidate is appointed to work 30 or 37.5 hours per week.