VCH is Recruiting: Community Development Officer
VCH is seeking 3 x Community Development Officers to work with local people and community groups to develop new project ideas and to build strong, long-lasting communities.
This role would suit someone with a passion for working with local people, who is able to work independently and on their own initiative with resilience and confidence to keep breaking through barriers, and making things happen.
You will be expected to engage and recruit local residents and to support and work with them to identify community needs and deliver solutions.
During the pandemic, Hackney residents have shown their commitment to providing neighbourly assistance and to utilising their skills and experience to support others. This may have been through established community groups, or new initiatives, but all focused on providing creative solutions to local needs.
We, at Volunteer Centre Hackney, have been providing support and guidance to many of these initiatives, and want to help these projects grow. We are committed to supporting local people to recognise their skills, ideas, and their experience and how they can use these to help others.
Over the years, we have supported residents to host their own neighbourhood walking groups, a guerrilla gardening club, community meals, street parties, online wellbeing workshops, and an after-school club. We have linked residents to community organisations such as local youth clubs, to deliver coding workshops, or a theatre club or most recently, a digital buddy project.
You will be joining a nationally recognised award winning project, with funding from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund as well as from City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group.
We actively encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this opportunity as we really want applicants to reflect the diverse demographics of Hackney residents. We are committed to equal opportunities and access for all people.
To apply for this role, please email a completed application form (all sections – A, B and C) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am Monday 14th December. You can also post to Lauren Tobias, Volunteer Centre Hackney, 12-13 Springfield House, 5 Tyssen St, London, E8 2LY.
If submitting a written application is not the best way to tell us about your skills and experience, please let us know and we will discuss your needs with you.
If you have any questions about the role, please call Lauren on 020 7241 4443 ext 2001.