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Fair Oak and
Horton Heath Parish Council

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Fair Oak & Horton Heath Parish Council

• 37 hours per week, four-year fixed term contract
• £28,500 per annum
• 22 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)

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 working. An important aspect of the role will be to research and develop an action plan to help meet the needs and aspirations of local people and be responsible for the implementation and delivery of this action plan, ensuring that objectives are met, and positive outcomes achieved. The candidate will undertake regular and targeted community engagement, run community events and establish/manage community projects and initiatives.

Fair Oak has 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, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), employee assistant programme and a pleasant flexible working environment. Good work life balance

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 on 02380 692403.

To apply, please download an application pack from the council website www.fairoak-pc.gov.uk/jobs-board/ or email Mel Stephens, Clerk to the Council for more information on clerk@fairoak-pc.gov

Closing Date: 20th September 2021
Interview Dates: 8th & 14th October 2021

Community Development Officer Job Description July 21

Community Development Officer Person Spec July 21

To apply for this job email your details to clerk@fairoak-pc.gov.uk