This post is fixed term until 01/03/2022 due to funding.
Sandwell Council has established a pilot to transform local services using a community development approach, developing community lead projects in partnership with the voluntary sector aligned to Vision 2030, the council’s strategic objectives and local town priorities.
We are seeking two experienced community development workers to join our Community Partnerships Team, delivering an ‘Asset Based Community Development’ approach. You will play a key role in developing partnerships and engagement activity, building sustainable relationships with communities across Sandwell. With the ability to empower and motivate others, you will work closely with local voluntary sector organisations, coproducing projects to support local identified needs, building strong, effective relationships with communities and partner organisations, promoting a community development approach.
You must be a strong team player and an excellent communicator, who has experience of community development work.
You will also need to evidence 5 GCSE grade C or above, including English and Maths and it is important for the successful candidate to hold a qualification by a recognised and accredited body in youth and/or community work OR significant experience in community development work.
If you are looking for a new challenge and enjoy working in a varied role, making positive changes within communities then, this could be the role for you.
Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.
This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.