Job Vacancy – Communities Manager
BS3 Community Development is a well-established community anchor organisation in south Bristol - our mission is to improve the health, wellbeing & happiness of the people in the BS3 postcode area of south Bristol.
We are strengthening our team with the addition of a Communities Manager role to support our community development and engagement work.
HOURS: 30 hours per week (work pattern to be agreed)
RATE OF PAY: (F/T = £24,000 per annum; pro rata 30.0 h/ week = £19,208.38 per annum) (£12.28/hour) plus benefits including subsidised childcare & training and development opportunities
CLOSING DATE: Monday the 18th of October
INTERVIEWS: Thursday the 21st of October
START DATE: November 2021
REPORTS TO: Head of Communities and Engagement
Main purpose of job
To provide management, direction and first-line supervision to a team of four to eight community development team members. (This number will vary depending on grants and projects). Oversee the day-to-day running of the communities’ work-streams working towards an agreed community development plan - to ensure high quality relevant and meaningful groups and services are developed with and within our community, delivered within budget and meeting the needs of the community.
To lead the team and support and facilitate the development of an ABCD (asset-based community development) approach:
To support the team to be person-centred and approachable:
To be an active and dedicated member of the charities’ Operational Working Group:
To deputise for Head of Communities & Engagement where needed:
To support the collation of monthly metrics; qualitative, quantitative and anecdotal, for all groups and activities and feed into funding applications:
To embrace existing relationships with partner organisations:
Evidence of professional development related to community development
A good understanding of safeguarding and experience of interacting with all age groups
Some computer-based experience and a willingness to learn new systems.
Line-management experience and ability to demonstrate leadership, motivational practices and organisational skills
Previous experience of supporting, delivering and developing in-community services – setting-up and running community groups, booking venues, promotion, etc
Knowledge and understanding of community and social issues and the wider provision of services for communities
Holds current first aid and DBS certificates
Understands the importance of the wider determinants of health and a holistic approach to wellbeing
Understands and has undertaken work using a co-production methodology
Some experience or understanding of managing budgets and working with grant-funded projects
Experience and success in applying for grants
Knowledge and understanding of legislation and guidance related to working with different communities
An understanding of the various organisations, networks, initiatives and other issues related to residents of South Bristol, Bristol and beyond
To successfully fulfil our vision we need a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society we serve. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from anyone who meets the job requirements. We are actively seeking people with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences in terms of ethnicity, culture, and religion, LGBTQ+ candidates, people from any socio-economic background, those who consider themselves to be or have been diagnosed as neurotypical or have psychological or physical conditions or levels of ability that may require adaptations or support.
As this role is working in a “regulated activity” according to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, the successful applicant will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate (DBS).
Part-time hours: 30 per week
Application Deadline: 18/10/2021
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: £19,208.00 per year
If you'd like to apply for this role please email email@example.com for an application pack or visit https://bs3community.org.uk/vacancy/bs3-community-application-form/ to download an application.
Send completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: We do not accept CVs