High Trees Community Development Trust
City of London, London
Up to £32,000
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Senior Community Organiser
Upper Tulse Hill, London

If you have a background in community organising, community action or community development, this is a brilliant opportunity to progress your career while empowering local people to bring about positive, long-term change. 

About Us

Founded by local residents in 1998, High Trees Community Development Trust is a well-regarded and trusted community anchor, delivering and leading a range of integrated services to connect people and communities to strengthen skills and build stronger voices.

Guided by the needs of our community, our work covers employment, education and training support, children, young people and family services and community engagement and development. 

We’re currently looking for a Senior Community Organiser to join our Community Action Team, which supports residents to build more active, represented and civically engaged communities. 

The Benefits

- Salary of up to £32,000 per annum
- A clear pay structure with annual increments (based on performance)
- 24 days’ holiday (rising with service to a maximum of 8 additional days) plus 3 days off for Christmas
- Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave (after two years’ service) 
- Pension (up to 5% employer contribution) 
- 24 hour employee support line 

At High Trees, our motto is ‘meeting everyone as a person of great potential’. You will have the chance to help local people see that potential in themselves and inspire them to be the change they want to see in their community.

We provide the ideal environment in which to build a career to be proud of. All our staff are supported to grow and develop through regular one-to-ones with their manager and a programme of organisation-wide and individual CPD. We’re proud of the fact that over 50% of our Service Managers have been promoted from within our organisation. 

We are collaborative, inclusive, responsive, supportive and rooted in our community. We’re driven by a desire to make impactful change. If you think you would thrive as a member of our team, we’d love to hear from you. 

The Role 

As a Senior Community Organiser, you’ll embed the principles of community organising across our organisation. 

You will build trusting relationships and powerful networks locally, which will enable residents, groups, associations and businesses in the area to develop their collective power to act together for the common good. 

Specifically, you will: 

- Ensure that we are delivering a high-quality service by completing frequent observations and quality assurance checks
- Recruit new participants for our community action-related training 
- Make sure that we deliver services in line with contractual and funding requirements 
- Oversee the delivery of communications to promote our Community Action service 

About You

To join us as a Senior Community Organiser, you will need: 

- At least two years’ experience of co-ordinating or delivering projects, activities, or services in a professional setting 
- At a minimum, one year’s experience of community organising, community action or community development 
- Strong interpersonal skills at all levels and the ability to negotiate effectively across organisational boundaries
- An awareness and understanding Equal Opportunities, Data Protection and H&S
- The ability to organise and prioritise multiple deadlines and manage routine administrative tasks 
- To be flexible and adaptable to new situations and the ability to motivate and inspire others 

A Level 3 qualification in Education and Training would be beneficial to your application, as would experience of quality assurance management. Previous experience of facilitating community groups would also be an advantage.

Other organisations may call this role Community Project Manager, Community Programme Manager, Senior Community Programme Co-ordinator, Experienced Community Organiser, Community Development Co-ordinator, or Senior Community Outreach Officer.

The closing date for applications is the 4th August 2020.

Webrecruit and High Trees Community Development Trust are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re seeking a new challenge as a Senior Community Organiser, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Working hours: 35 hours per week (evening and weekend work required)

Posted on: 09 July 2020
Closed date: 04 August 2020
Job ref: HKWNT0408/CC-HL
Tags: Project Management