Salary: £8,873.20 to £9,796.80
Hours: Part time 14.8
Contract: Fixed Term for 3 years
Dudley Council seeks to appoint a Community Development Officer to deliver the Activity Plan for the Stevens Park Quarry Bank Restoration Project. In this rewarding and fulfilling opportunity you will deliver a range of activities and events from the park to make the area more attractive and vibrant.
Dudley Council has recently benefitted from £1.4 million National Lottery funding, with Council funding to £1.8m for the Stevens Park Quarry Bank Restoration Project. The funding is being used to restore the park and to refurbish and extend Tintern House to create a community café and meeting room.
The Council is working in partnership with the Emily Jordan Foundation Projects, a charity who will occupy Tintern House and who will be developing horticultural training opportunities, a bike recycling workshop as well as other opportunities to support people with learning disabilities to move closer towards work.
As a Community Development Officer, you will review, revise and deliver the Activity Plan achieving the objectives by both increasing the diversity of people visiting the park, whilst creating opportunities for learning and involvement, including digital participation which has become increasingly important.
Please note you will be required to work on some weekends and evenings to deliver activities and events.
What we are looking for
The successful candidate should hold a Degree, HND or have significant experience in an environmental subject/heritage/ leisure or community development. You will ideally have experience of working and engaging with diverse communities and groups using a variety of communication methods and platforms. You will be sociable, self-motivated and be able to prioritise and organise you own workload with minimum supervision but enjoy working as part of a team, liaising with colleagues and park user groups. You will also have supervisory and/or management skills and an ability to coordinate and supervise groups of volunteers/participants, as well as a working knowledge and ability in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Dudley Council is a great place to work, as well as a competitive salary, annual leave and pension we offer significant benefits and discounts through partner agencies and local retailers including corporate gym membership across local leisure centres. We also have a strong commitment to learning and development and flexible working practices to support and promote a positive work/life balance
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The closing date for applications is Sunday 27th June 2021.
NB. We reserve the right to close this advert earlier if we receive a large amount of suitable applicants.
Closing Date: 27/06/2021 Location: Dudley