Bristol, Bristol City (On-site)
£35,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Home Based: Bristol & Bath and North East Somerset

Job reference: 176

Contract type: Permanent

Full time: 37 hours, 5 days per week working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Salary: £35,000.00 per annum + Benefits

Due to the nature of the role and In line with legislation, the successful candidate will need to confirm and demonstrate that they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated, or be able to provide certified medical exemption.

Giving people a voice – and making sure it’s heard – is something POhWER does every day. We’re all about promoting equality, challenging unfairness and giving disadvantaged and vulnerable people access to high quality information, advice and advocacy services. POhWER is a registered charity that provides a range of services across the UK.

We are looking to recruit people who share our core values and can demonstrate that they apply and live those values in their daily working practice.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Manager who will be responsible for the management of service delivery across the Bath, North East Somerset and Bristol team to ensure POhWER services are delivered to a consistently high standard to meet the needs of POhWER’s beneficiaries.

As a Community Manager at POhWER you will support the Head of Service for South West England in ensuring safe and efficient operational delivery of services to our beneficiaries by leading, empowering and motivating your team of advocates. .

You will be part of the POhWER leadership forum and support your team of advocates through role modelling our values and positive behaviours. You will promote a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion and good practice in wellbeing into everything we do, ensuring our people can feel part of the team and can operate at their best.

You will lead the advocates in the Bath, North East Somerset and Bristol team in the operational management of beneficiary led advocacy services and be responsible for the provision of quality empowerment services to our beneficiaries. This role will also support the Head of Service to identify the potential opportunities for service development thorough identification of unmet beneficiary need.

You will be a confident positive collaborative leader with strong written and oral communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate persuasively at all levels in a professional and confident manner. You will be a team player, with excellent problem solving skills and the ability to think creatively, whilst being customer and results focused.

Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within the area; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport. Travel expenses will only be paid once in the Bristol & Bath and North East Somerset area border.

We apologise in advance, that if you do not hear back from us within two weeks of the closing date then please presume that you have been unsuccessful.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Knowledge and experience in the delivery of information, advice and advocacy services.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Experience of delivering client-facing services in the public or third sector.

Special Requirements:

  • Your work must be within reasonable daily travelling distance of your home
  • You will be required to attend events and meetings at sites other than your home office
  • An enhanced DBS check will be required.
  • You will be required to travel across the local area.
  • You should be able to work outside normal hours occasionally when required.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline 9am, Monday 24th January 2022. In your cover letter please include your reasons for applying for the role, how you meet the person specification criteria if you hold a current driving licence and have access to your own vehicle and your notice period.

Please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] .net quoting reference 176.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 24th January 2022

Interviews: To be confirmed

A DBS check will be required for this post.

POhWER is an equal opportunities employer, holder of the Investors in People Silver award and a member of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER scheme. We are a member of the Positive about Disability scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

More about POhWER

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation. We provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vuln... Read more

Posted on: 17 January 2022
Closed date: 24 January 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 176
Tags: Advocacy

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