Resident Engagement and Participation is a relatively new service in the Council bringing together libraries, community centres, community engagement, cultural commissioning and the corporate events team. It is working on key council priorities including participatory democracy, deepening the Council’s relationship with the Voluntary and Community Sector and contributing to the Community Wealth Building agenda; ensuring that we put residents at the heart of everything we do.
Community Centre Co-ordinator
£33,945 - £36,711 per annum
This newly created post will sit within a new team that will be taking forwards the Council’s relationship with the Voluntary and Community Sector, reporting to the Voluntary and Community Sector Partnership Manager. The successful applicant will be implementing the Council’s community centre strategy and social value policy and turning them into working practice. This will involve working with a range of colleagues across Council departments, making recommendations to senior managers, building a relationship with organisations occupying Council community centres and being the key contact between organisations and the wider Council. It will require excellent relationship management, administration and project management skills.
You will have experience of working with community organisations, an understanding of the social value that they can bring to a local community through an asset based approach and ideally, experience of helping those organisations develop and capacity build. You will have excellent project management skills and experience of delivering complex projects on track, within a political environment. You will be able to establish good working relationships with a range of stakeholders –internal and external and work with them through challenging situations to deliver solutions. You will be confident presenting your recommendations verbally and in written reports to senior managers and councillors. You will have experience of managing grants or subsidies and monitoring the outcomes and outputs. You will also have a keen eye for detail and maintain accurate and up to date records. Ideally, you will have an understanding and experience of building management and lease monitoring.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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