CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S OFFICE
part-time POVERTY TRUTH COMMISSION CO-ORDINATOR
Senior Officer Grade 2 (from £30,451 per annum pro rata to hours worked)
(Relocation package available)
Our ambition is to be a compassionate Council which puts our residents at the heart of all we do. Barrow-
We are implementing our Council Plan which sets out our vision for our Borough to be a place where people want to live, work and visit. This will be delivered through three priorities focusing on people, place and prosperity.
This new role is offered on a part-time basis of 22.5 hours per week. Work pattern to be discussed with the successful candidate. A flexible working approach is required as you will need to attend meetings outside core hours.
You will establish, develop and co-ordinate the Barrow Borough Poverty Truth Commission, working with statutory, community and resident groups to build an effective Commission to understand the lived experiences of those that suffer.
You must be ready to co-ordinate the overall work of the Barrow Borough Poverty Truth Commission (PTC), including representing the Commission’s work across the Borough and line management of the facilitators. The role will primarily be to ensure the facilitators identify, support and nurture a group of people who have been directly affected by poverty to become testifiers for the PTC to enable key issues to be identified, articulated at a launch event and outcomes developed. A key principle of the Commission is that people are primary, and the story of each individual is to be respected and valued. Your role will be to ensure that those identified are able to articulate their story to a wider audience of business, public and voluntary sector leaders to influence and bring about significant change in the way the Borough tackles poverty.
The successful applicant will be educated to A level or equivalent, (shortlisted candidates will be required to produce evidence of their qualifications before an interview can take place). You must have experience of working with people living with disadvantage and relevant knowledge and experience of working with colleagues in the statutory sector and in the voluntary sector. You must also have experience of handling budgets and project management.
The ability to converse at ease with residents and partners providing information, advice and instruction in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement.
The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme and will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure.
For more information and an informal discussion about the position, ring Alec Proffitt 01229 876324 (Policy & Engagement Officer).
To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form. Please visit www.yourcumbriajobs.co.uk/recruiters/barrow.aspx to apply online.
Any queries please contact the HR Department, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2LD on (01229) 876543 or e-mail email@example.com.
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 5th October 2021
The Council welcomes applications from people with disabilities and
from the minority ethnic community who are underrepresented within our workforce.
Being Disability Confident demonstrates that the Council is committed to the recruitment and retention of disabled people. The Council is recognised as a Disability Confident Employer and will guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the job.
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How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.