Please note this is a 12 month fixed-term contract
Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 95,000 people and 3,000 businesses.
The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.
Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.
Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.
The role of the Altogether Stronger Project Officer is to develop and deliver the Altogether Stronger project which specifically aims to:
- Strengthen cohesion through public cross-community events
- Link to the No Space for Hate campaign
- Counter community tensions
- Celebrate diversity
- Develop trust in authorities and support services
- To coordinate and manage the delivery of 6 International Food and Music community events in partnership with local stakeholders and community groups and to work to ensure sustainability of the programme of events in future years.
- To promote community activities and events to local people, businesses and organisations to encourage participation.
- To identify possible barriers to community inclusion and potential ways to address them.
- To maintain and develop professional links with external agencies, businesses and community based venues to encourage sponsorship and support for local events.
- To support ‘hard to reach’ groups and newly settled migrant communities to work with key stakeholders, including the Local Authority.
Applicants must demonstrate experience in: community engagement, community development work, partnership working, delivering similar projects / events, preparing and presenting reports
An appropriate qualification
NVQ Level 5 or higher in Community Development, Health & Social Care, Social Sciences or similar
In return we offer you:
Childcare vouchers and discounts
Government-approved, tax-efficient way of paying for childcare. You can use vouchers to pay for a wide variety of childcare for children up to the age of 16. Discounts at selected retailers in the town centre and reduced membership at local Leisure Centres.
A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.
In-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training.
Employee Assistance Programme
The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free and confidential support service, offering you unlimited access to advice and information as well as coaching and counselling where appropriate.
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life's events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help, whenever you need them. Support on the telephone, online and face to face
A very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.
An on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Anita Tysoe on 01474 337360
Applicants must demonstrate n their application all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake a telephone interview before final interview selection takes place.
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Gravesham Borough Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.