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Communities and Prevention Coordinator

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/141661/35970
  • Published: Tue 12/09/2023, 2:45 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 03/10/2023, 2:45 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: Varied and Flexible
  • Salary: Up to £31262 per annum + pro-rata for part-time hours
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surrey

The starting salary for this part-time, permanent role is £31,262 pro-rata for part-time hours.

The roles offer a hybrid model of working, with both remote and office based options.

Do you have a passion for working with people and communities, with a keen interest in finding community support options for the most vulnerable people in our Surrey communities?

We are looking for passionate and creative people to join our friendly and vibrant Communities and Prevention Coordinator team. As a team we find support, create support, and give support to social care teams and all communities across Surrey.

This role will support an environment where residents with social care needs can be diverted towards informal, free or low-cost community-based support that prevents, reduces or delays care and support needs from developing, as required by the Care Act 2014.

We currently have opportunities in the following areas:

  • Mole Valley - 15 hours per week (£13,026 per annum)
  • Runnymede and Woking - 26 hours per week (£22,578 per annum)
  • Guildford - 18 hours per week (£15,631 per annum)
  • Waverley - 18 hours per week (£15,631 per annum)

Please indicate on your application form which area you would like to apply for. You may indicate more than one area.

About the role

Our ambition is to reduce health inequalities, promote independence and achieve better outcomes for people. We want to embed a model of social care that grows local resources and encourages community behaviours which benefit the resident and enables the council to deliver services within the resources available.

We are looking for people who are passionate about building positive working relationships with internal partners and external providers, and can work alongside a range of professionals and volunteers, including partners across the social care and integrated care system.

Some of the key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Maintaining databases of information regarding local voluntary sector support, community networks and solutions that are available and accessible to social care teams as well as hospitals and other health care settings
  • Setting up and working on local and county-wide prevention projects with local partners to develop a range of community assets, upon which residents and communities can draw on to improve wellbeing and increase independence and resilience
  • Receiving individual referrals from Social Care Teams and supporting practitioners to identify community resources for service users
  • Working in a strengths-based way, ensuring referral outcomes meet the needs of the residents
  • Working with voluntary and community groups to build inclusive and self-sustaining models of support, which reduce stigma, promote independence, tackle health inequality, and achieve better outcomes for our residents

As the role involves travelling across Surrey to community locations that may not be easily accessible by public transport, you will need to be able to demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach to travelling to those locations. In line with SCC policy, efforts will be made to reduce the travel required where possible. Flexible working will be supported through the use of mobile technology.

To be considered for shortlisting for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Your passion and interests in community related work, especially around working in a strengths-based way
  • Your experience of working successfully with partners, ideally from across different organisations and your experience and/ or understanding of adult social care
  • Your experience around improving the lives and outcomes of people in your own or wider community
  • Your commitment ongoing personal and professional development
  • Your experience around working from community locations and your in using Microsoft office applications
  • How your experience and skills align with the values of Surrey County Council

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 6th October 2023.

Interviews will take place week commencing 23rd October 2023.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service (pro-rata for part-time), a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/141661/35970
  • Published: Tue 12/09/2023, 2:45 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 03/10/2023, 2:45 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: Varied and Flexible
  • Salary: Up to £31262 per annum + pro-rata for part-time hours
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surrey

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