How to apply
Please apply by sending a completed application form by Monday morning 29th April by 9am by email to [email protected] or by post to Lauren Tobias, Volunteer Centre Hackney, 12-13 Springfield House, Tyssen St, London E8 2LY. If you need the application form posted or emailed to you, please email or call Lauren on 020 7241 4443 ext 2001. We are also keen for people to apply if they feel they have relevant experience or skills, but do not necessarily meet all the above criteria. Please feel free to call to discuss your application and/or to find out more about the project on 020 7241 4443 extension 2001. Interviews are planned for Tuesday 6th May or Wednesday 7th May
Our nationally award winning project Our Space is currently focused on the New Kingshold estate in Hackney, to engage and enable local residents to deliver local services for themselves, to meet local needs. The aim is for local residents to come together, to share their skills and experience for the benefit of each other, to deliver local groups and activities such as a book group, film club, exercise classes or cooking group. You will be joining a nationally recognised project, as we have just been awarded funding from Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund to grow the project and launch on another Hackney site, in Hoxton West. In 2017, the project was also awarded the "best community group contribution to community cohesion’ by Groundwork UK and last year was shortlisted for Team London’s best community engagement project. We are recruiting for two Community Development Managers – one to lead and develop the new project in the Hoxton West ward and the other to work alongside our existing Community Development Manager to continue developing our South Hackney project.
We need experts in community engagement who are experienced at motivating and enabling residents to volunteer, to design and deliver their own activities, helping them to overcome fears and barriers. We need people who are confident in working in partnership with other statutory and voluntary organisations, to ensure our project complements existing services and that activities are delivered that really meet the interests and needs of local people. The roles are mainly based in the community, with minimal office time, and so the post holders need to be self-motivating and confident to work alongside one other person and often alone, with some support from the team members based at the other site.