How to apply
To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter (each no more than 2 pages) outlining why you are suitable for the role. If you meet the Essential requirements but not the Desirable requirements, you should still apply. Please send your application along with the Applicant Monitoring Form and Additional Information Form to [email protected]. Please use the subject heading: HT/Community Organiser The closing date for applications is 21 August 2019. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 26 Aug 2019.
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High Trees Community Development Trust is a community anchor charity based in Tulse Hill in Lambeth. We deliver a range of services focussed in 4 key areas – Community Action, Children, Young People and Family Services, Community Education and Training and Employment and Careers. All our work is focused on improving the social and economic welfare of the local community.
Our Community Organiser will sit within our Community Action team with responsibility for embedding Community Organising across the organisation; building trusting relationships and powerful networks locally which enable residents, groups, associations, and businesses in the area develop their collective power to act together for the common good, using the core tools and techniques of Community Organising.
Reporting to the Community Action Manager, our Community Organiser will be responsible for developing a local network of people that can learn from and support one another. You will train leaders capable of acting together for the common good. You will also support the Community Action manager to conduct internal quality assurance evaluations of our internal community action services and work collaboratively across the organisation to implement necessary changes.
Within your team, you will also hold responsibility for communications related to Community Action – ensuring copy is regularly provided for team specific and organisational wide promotional material to allow High Trees to promote its services across the borough and beyond. You will support the team to achieve wider Service deliverables and may include targeted outreach and marketing for other contracted or funded services. A strong understanding of how your team sits within the wider work of the organisation and building strong relationships internally, as well as using your excellent communication skills to work within the wider community, is essential to the role.
High Trees is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.