Newark, Nottinghamshire
£24,000 per year
Temporary, Full-time
Job description

This is an exciting new post funded by the Coalfield Regeneration Trust (CRT) and developed in partnership with Newark & Sherwood CVS (N&SCVS).  This post is based in the former coalmining communities of Ollerton & Boughton. In this varied and rewarding role, you will engage with a range of groups; providing support through a variety of methods, you will empower and help them to clearly identify issues and design and co-produce their own sustainable solutions. This will include working with for example, seldom heard groups such as children and young people; promoting active community involvement and supporting initiatives to ensure their neighbourhood is a great place to live.


The Community Engagement and Development Coordinator role is vital in making the project a success. We are looking for someone who can quickly build relationships with people, create activities they want to take part in and identify ways these activities can be sustained.

  • You will be passionate about building capacity and resilience in Ollerton & Boughton and enthusiastic about sharing knowledge with people in an accessible and creative way.
  • You will have excellent communication skills and be comfortable working with local residents, volunteers and other stakeholders.
  • You will have experience of community work and a track record of achieving positive outcomes at a neighbourhood level.
  • You should be comfortable in taking the lead, with an open and supportive style that encourages community participation and volunteering.
  • You will have a desire to get things done and a passion for people.

About N&SCVS
Newark & Sherwood CVS was established in 1992 and works to improve the quality of life for all of our communities by supporting voluntary and community action. We deliver a wide range of services, including specialist support, advice and training, to local voluntary and community organisations and charities. Our services include: Promoting and support volunteering; Dementia Information; Development and facilitation of Community networks and two Voluntary Transport schemes.

We are a small, vibrant team, compassionate about the communities in which we work. We can offer you a supportive working environment, regular supervision and opportunities for professional development.

About The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT)
The CRT began operating in 1999 and is the only organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in the UK’s former coalmining communities. In this time we have invested over £300 million in activities that have improved the employability, skills and health of people living in some of the most deprived communities in the UK.

Our mission is to create opportunities for social and economic growth, deliver a positive and lasting impact and ensure former mining communities are not disadvantaged by the legacy of the past. Our commitment to Ollerton is part of an area based approach called “Communities that Work”. Our aim is to create positive transformational change by developing a range of activities that meet community needs and working with local stakeholders.


Please complete and submit the application form by the closing date Monday 30th September 12 noon
Interviews will take place Tuesday 15th October 2019

Posted on: 12 September 2019
Closed date: 30 September 2019
Tags: Advice, Information, Advocacy

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