Join our Team!
Queen’s Park Community Council – London’s only Parish/Town council – is looking for a lively, 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.
The Community Development Officer 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 include 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 working in the community or voluntary sector or a background in a related career such as housing, regeneration, social work or youth work.
No formal qualifications are required, although it is desirable that you have five GCSEs A-C or equivalent or Level 2-3 Certificate in Community Development or higher relevant qualification.
You may be required to pass background checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
How to Apply
Apply by submitting a completed Application Form, CV and Covering letter to Shuwanna@queensparkcommunitycouncil.gov.uk
Download the Application Pack
Download the Application Form
Extended Application deadline: 11:59, Sunday 4th December
Interviews will be held between Monday 12th and Friday 16th December.