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Community Engagement Officer

  • Reference: PEOP/17/37033
  • Published on: Mon 19/06/2017 07:25 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 11/07/2017 16:25 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Circa £24K per annum (plus £1,481 per annum flexible benefits allowance)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Woking
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Job Overview

You will work towards improving the health and wellbeing of our community, by:

  • working with partners to raise personal health standards with particular focus on housing, mental health, alcohol, obesity and smoking;
  • encouraging through a clear dialogue with those who are able, to take responsibility and self serve, while helping, with partner organisations (including the Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector), those less able; and
  • promoting recreational opportunities for all sections of the community.

Specific job details

You will work closely with Community Engagement team and other Council employees by providing a range of social initiatives, action plans and or strategies relevant to local residents in neighbourhoods of the borough of Woking.

This position will include planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating engagement initiatives determined by the Council. These initiatives will be applied by using asset based community development (ABCD) as well as other community engagement/development strategies, working in partnership with key agencies and local people.

The Council offers in return a generous flexi time scheme with the ability to take two flexi days a month, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, discounted health and leisure membership, plus many more excellent benefits.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

As this job involves contact with vulnerable groups including children, successful applicants will be required to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Assistance will be given by the Council and further details will be in the job application pack.

Woking Borough Council takes a robust approach to thoroughly checking anyone who has applied to work with vulnerable groups including children.

English language requirement

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for this post. An assessment may be required. If you have any queries or would like to discuss this further, please contact the Human Resources team.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Zafar Iqbal, Community Engagement Manager on 01483 743774

Closing Date: Tuesday 11th July 2017 (4pm)

Interview Date: Wednesday 26th July 2017

Woking Borough Council values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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