Community Engagement Officer (Active Blaby)
£22,627 - £25,991 per annum
37 hours per week
12 month Fixed Term Contract up to 31 March 2022 with potential for extension dependent on funding
Our Health, Leisure and Tourism Services Team at Blaby District Council is committed to providing a first class service to our residents by delivering programmes and interventions that aim to improve their health and wellbeing.
We are looking to recruit an individual to be responsible for the engagement of residents and partners to the newly created Active Blaby programme. The Active Blaby programme incorporates a Case Management System with an integrated behavioural questionnaire with the development of a website to support residents to become more active. The outcomes for residents are behavioural support and potentially a referral to a community activity. COVID-19 has had a profound effect on residents’ behaviour so we need to re-evaluate how we can support active behaviours with this in mind.
This role is a wonderful opportunity for someone to take the lead of gathering insights to allow co-production of the new Active Blaby website, define and test online and physical resources to support behaviour change and create and implement an engagement plan and to help residents design a tool that works for them.
Your engaging and inquisitive personality will generate insights from the public by building rapport and maintaining relationships with a wide range of people in different situations and settings. Your experience in working in communities will help you access groups and organisations to enable this.
This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home and this is likely to be the case for the foreseeable future. If and when government guidelines change the role may revert to being office based for some of the time
Please note: If you are a disabled applicant and you meet all of the essential criteria of the Job Description and Person Specification you will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme. You just need to let us know on the application form. Please note, there may be occasions where it may not be appropriate to interview all applicants under this scheme, this may be due to high number of applications or seasonal high peak times, however the recruiting manager will select the applicant who best meets the essential criteria of the job profile.
Benefits of working with us include a local government pension scheme, exciting career opportunities, flexible working including a flexi-time scheme and out of town offices with free car parking and cycle bays. To find out more, click on the link Employee benefits
To find out more about the job and what it is like to work for us, please contact Darren Farish, Sport & Physical Activity Team Leader on email@example.com or 07884 118197 for an informal discussion, however he is currently working flexibly so if you fail to connect with him, please leave a message and he’ll get back to you.
The Main Council Offices are in Narborough in Leicestershire which is just 3 miles from the M1, junction 21 and not far from the centre of Leicester. The local train station is only a 5 minutes walk away and there are regular bus links to and from the city centre.
Blaby District Council want their workforce to reflect the make up the community we serve, and we therefore welcome applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.
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Closing date: Midnight Monday 19 April 2021
Interview date: Tuesday 27 April 2021
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs.