This is an exciting opportunity to join the Community Development Team in Bristol City council to build on the positive energy from the community response to COVID-19 where lots of people have been active in their community supporting their neighbours.
As a Community Development Practitioner, you will use an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) framework to engage with our partners and people to maximise the resources around them so they can take action on the things they care about. You will work alongside Bristol’s most marginalised communities and will need to show an inclusive approach to your work, making sure the most marginalised can play an active role in their neighbourhood, in order to do this you will be require to work some evening and weekends.
You will have experience of working alongside local organisations and sharing the values and principles of our work using a range of facilitation tools and techniques. You’ll need experience of working in a neighbourhood setting, an understanding of the principles of Asset Based Community Development and equalities work, able to use creative engagement techniques and ability to work with a diverse range of people and interests. You’ll be joining a dynamic team of community development professionals who are passionate about supporting people to make a difference where they live.
Why Bristol City Council?
At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.
Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.
How do I apply?
If you share our and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.
To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.
Closing date: 4 October 2020.
At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.