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Community Development Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/09/2021 12:00
£32,234 to £33,782 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Youth / Community / Leisure Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Belmont House, Guisborough
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
16 Sep

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. The key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast-paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

The Adults & Communities Directorate, consists of four strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development, Libraries and Customer Services and Public Health. Our aims are to continue to provide essential and highly valued services and to build capacity to enable local communities to make lasting change, improve quality of life, prosperity and the environment. As a directorate, we lead on developing a culture of co-operation and co-production, respecting and nurturing the skills and talents of local people and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is pleased to announce an exciting job opportunity as a Community Development Officer in our Community Development Team. The team you will be working in is the Empowering Communities Team which is a very diverse and rewarding team. The team work closely with communities and elected members as well as all departments across Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and external organisations. As part of this team, it is important to support the specific wards of Kirkleatham, Newcomen and Dormanstown and support organisations to access grants; while working in partnership with a team of seven other Community Development Officers, it is important to report your work and demonstrate its impact within the individual communities you support.

We are looking for an experienced person who has worked in Community Development and is a problem solver and is used to dealing with members of the community at all levels including businesses and colleagues from other departments of the council, public sector organisations and the voluntary community sector. Working with and supporting councillors is a key delivery element of the role and being a budget manager for the elected members wards allowance ensuring all aspects are facilitated correctly.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working, positive individual who is self-motivated and able to work using their own initiative as well as being a team player. The successful candidate will be committed to providing excellent service and be willing to learn and develop their knowledge.

The ideal candidates must possess the following personal qualities & characteristics:-

- Reliable
- Punctual
- Team Player
- Have a Positive Can do Attitude
- Flexible Approach to work

If you believe you have the personal qualities, we are looking for then we would like to hear from you.

The council is an accredited Investors in People employer at gold level and holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.

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