An incredibly exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen within the Community Team at Huntingdonshire District Council for the role of Community Development Officer. The successful candidate will form part of a team that is responsible for delivering against the Community Strategy Transition Plan 2021-23 whilst at the same time helping communities recover from the pandemic by utilising information and data that has been obtained through a recent Community Impact Assessment.
Over the last 18 months, the Community Development Team have been fortunate enough to work on the frontline with the community and voluntary sector to help those affected by Covid-19. This has been in the form of creating a food network, developing community-based job clubs, identifying and supporting individuals and families with long term solutions to their needs as well as distributing funding to Recognised Organisations so that they can deliver initiatives on the ground at pace. We want the relationships that we have built to continue to go from strength to strength and to work collaboratively towards achieving the four Grand Challenges for our residents, these being ‘Good Place’, ‘Good Start’, ‘Good Health’ and ‘Good Work’.
We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a difference, someone with an excellent track record of partnership working as well as experience of working with the community directly as part of a change programme. You will not be afraid to challenge the status quo, be innovative but most of all care about what it is that this area of business is trying to achieve.
This is a full-time permanent role with the officer spending a mix of their time working from home and within the community. There is the opportunity to work from a number of different locations including shared partner/ community working space. It is therefore important that you have the ability to travel across the District.
Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making.
We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.
TO APPLY A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/jobs/current-vacancies/
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Closing date for completed applications is 18th January 2022 at midday and interviews will be held w/c 24th January 2022.
We are currently working remotely for the foreseeable future when we anticipate returning to the office on a flexible basis which will still include work from home and flexi time opportunities but candidates should be within commutable distance of our offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire or able to attend meetings as required if further afield.
At HDC we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to bring diversity of thought and make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next permanent opportunity on a full time or condensed hours basis. We will consider any flexible arrangements and are a supportive employer enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee led environment. We also offer a highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme and provide an array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing as well as generous holiday entitlement dependent upon length of service.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued; there is equality of opportunity and all areas of the community we serve are represented. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.