Lewisham, Greater London
£27,405 per year
Temporary, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for a creative and driven Community Development Worker to support community groups and services in the South East of Lewisham. You will be working closely with a Community Facilitator who supports vulnerable adults to access community groups and services in your area. Your role will be to build the capacity of the community and voluntary sectors to respond effectively to the needs of their local community.

You will be working as an integral part of the multidisciplinary Neighbourhood Health and Social Care Teams, bringing community development expertise to the table and acting as a bridge between statutory services and the local community.

Community Connections strives to create an open and participative working environment. We work to our core values of being supportive, professional and person centred. These are reflected in the way we work with the people we support, with each other and with our partners. Teamwork, collective responsibility, and delegated authority are central to this process. A key element of all roles is to develop and maintain the organisation’s working ethos and culture.

The successful candidate will have experience and a good working knowledge of community development work with a wide range of agencies working across different sectors.You will be diplomatic and approachable with the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships across a variety of organisations and with highly developed written and verbal communication, presentation and negotiating skills.

If you are a good listener, a positive thinker, strong at multi tasking and passionate about supporting isolated people we want to hear from you.

Please note that this contract is 6 months with possibility of extension.

For full details please download our Recruitment Pack which includes a Job Description and Personal Specification. To apply, please ensure you complete the attached Application Form as well as the Equal Opportunities and Criminal Declaration forms.

Closing date for applications – 9am Thursday 2nd January 2020

Interviews will take place on Friday 10th January 2020

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Refreshed on: 11 December 2019
Closed date: 18 December 2019
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work

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