The High Trees’ Partnership team currently leads on the development of three Lambeth-based partnerships programmes in the areas of social and economic exclusion, youth development and community space. The Place for All (PFA) partnership, being one of them, is a collective of three Lambeth charities, working together to provide a multifaceted service for socially and economically excluded residents in Lambeth whilst strengthening and creating models of good practice for the voluntary and community sector. The partnership is comprised of High Trees Community Development Trust, The Baytree Centre and IRMO (Indoamerican Refugee & Migrant Organisation).
As the Place For All Partnerships Officer, you will sit within High Trees’ Partnerships and Development team, and you will be working with its Partnerships and Development Manager to implement PFA’s strategy for the year. Based primarily at High Trees, who are the lead partner for the partnership, part of your role will see you work across all three organisations throughout the week.
You will be working with residents and communities on a diverse range of projects and services, acting as the lynch pin between PFA’s delivery teams. Along the way, you will ensure the people we serve play an active and meaningful role in service delivery and are supported to access the wide range of provision available through the PFA partnership. You will maintain a collaborative approach across all PFA delivery areas, leading the facilitation of workshops to ensure that our service users feed into service design. You will be at ease working with and conducting outreach with people from a range of different backgrounds, many of whom are from traditionally hard to reach groups, but also at building close and productive relationships with others in the local community sector, facilitating and supporting referrals across PFA.
You will be skilled at project delivery, whilst also possessing the administrative and organisational skills to ensure all work is clearly tracked, monitored and evaluated as per our funder’s requirements. You will work with the Partnerships and Development Manager on PFA communications – ensuring social media and copy publicity including production of articles and project updates is regularly provided for team specific and PFA-wide promotional material to allow the partnership to promote its services across the borough and beyond.
Your work across PFA will contribute to ensuring PFA’s innovative approach to community development meets its aims of providing the highest quality provision and continually striving to improve and expand its services as defined by the service users themselves.
An understanding and passion for community work and organising, strong relationship building skills and an ability build the voice and brand of PFA are essential to the role.
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 from the Job Pack but not the Desirable requirements, you should still apply.
Closing date: All applications must be received by 11.59pm on the 25th April
Please note . Interviews will be held on a rolling basis, so we advise you to apply as soon as possbile ..
Contract: 1-year fixed term contract with possibility for extension.