Community Development Officer

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Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Council

We are recruiting!

  • 37 hours per week, three-year fixed-term contract
  • £28,500 – £31,946 per annum *depending on experience
  • 22 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)

Fair Oak, Eastleigh

Fair Oak & Horton Heath Parish Council is seeking to employ an enthusiastic Community Development Officer to join our Team. This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference, by connecting with the local community and a range of local partners and stakeholders to identify the needs and aspirations of residents.

The successful candidate will be passionate about community development and the positive impact they can have in influencing and shaping local communities through partnership work. An important aspect of the role will be to ensure the successful delivery of the community development action plan, ensuring that objectives are met, and positive outcomes are achieved. The candidate will undertake regular and targeted community engagement, run community events and establish/manage community projects and initiatives.

Fair Oak has been and continues to be subject to large-scale development. The role will involve building effective relationships in new and existing communities, with a wide range of stakeholders including voluntary groups and local Councillors, so excellent communication skills and a proven ability to demonstrate political awareness will be vital.

You will be able to work independently and with autonomy, be effective and well organised and take an active role in working with others to develop opportunities and build sustainable services within the local community.

You will be educated to NVQ Level 4 or have an equivalent level of experience within a community-focused role.

If you are excited by this opportunity and feel you have the skills, experience, and attitude we are looking for we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer a competitive salary, hybrid working, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), employee assistant programme and a pleasant flexible working environment.

For further information please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.  If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Melanie Stephens, Clerk on 02380 692403.

To apply please download an application pack or email Mel Stephens, Clerk to the Council for more information on

Please note that this post will be subject to a DBS check.

Closing Date:  17 February 2023

Interview Dates:  WB 27 February 2023

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