VacanciesCommunity Connector

 
Closing Date  29/11/2019
Salary  £20,000
Department Connect Us
Status Fixed Term Contract until January 2023
Hours Per Week

5 x Full Time - 35 Hours per Week

1 x Part Time - 28 Hours Per Week

 

The Role

Community Connectors are part of the local aspiration to move towards stronger residents and neighbourhoods: the Community Connectors work with individuals and communities building on the Asset Based Community Development work in the borough. Connectors work on what is ‘strong and not what is wrong’

Community Connectors serve as that missing link for some people to access the things they need, to feel able to move forward and look to achieve goals and improve their well-being.   Community Connectors can explore the best ways to link residents into local services and activities, at the speed of trust.

80% of this job will involve connecting and door knocking at a local (street & neighbourhood) level in the community.

 
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
 
As a Community Connector you will be reporting to the Connect Us Project Manager and will be working in a team of other Community Conenctors to effectively deliver the project and meet targets.
 
The main responsibilities of a Community Connector are as follows:
 
  • Support the identification of people’s dreams and aspirations for their community including families and children, and then supporting people to identify the community assets that will help those dreams be realised.
  • Identify local informal groups and associations and build relationships, encouraging collaboration between organisations and residents
  • Engage a multitude of individuals who are striving to build community; better connect residents together in purposeful and meaningful social activity, volunteering and civic endeavour
  • Support local natural connectors and act as a resource in bringing them together.
  • To work in line with set contract targets.

 

Qualities and Attributes of a Community Connector:

  • Flexible, adaptable and a good listener.
  • An understanding of social isolation, health and wellbeing and some of the challenges that can be faced by different community members.
  • Team player with an open and honest manner.

 

If you are interested in this role, please complete the application form below and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information, please contact Gill Pryce on 0151 644 4500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interviews will be held on week commencing 2nd December 2019.

 

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

 

Job Description and Person Specification

 

Application Form