Community Development Officer

Aberdeen City Council
United Kingdom
14 Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017
Job Type
Job Description
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Location: Aberdeen City Duration: May 2018 (Maternity Cover) Hours: 37 hours per week (We will consider applicants on a full-time or half time basis) Hours flexible across working week including some evening and weekend working Job Purpose Contribute to the Neighbourhood Planning and CLD Plan agenda by facilitating the development of partnerships and networks (community, service, cross-service and multi-agency), which harness the potential of combined resources to tackle priorities and identify and achieve sustainable outcomes. Deliver asset based capacity development, or an alternatively agreed methodology, that empowers people, individually and collectively, to make positive changes in their lives and to work together to achieve lasting change in their communities and where appropriate manage and deliver their own services.
The post holder needs to hold as a minimum: A degree level qualification or equivalent professional qualification in Community Learning and Development The qualifications and experience as set by the CLD Standards Council for a Registered Member and will obtain membership with the CLD Standards Council as a Registered Member within 6 months of being appointed to the post.
The post holder is expected to demonstrate: Ability to identify needs, assets and opportunities using relevant information and evidence whilst involving other stakeholders Ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of people including community members, council staff, elected members and partner agencies in order that abilities and opportunities to work together are enhanced Ability to critically reflect on their practice and experience in order to integrate their knowledge, skills, values and attitudes and use these effectively in their work. Ability to utilise effective project management and influencing skills Ability to develop and manage their own practice and identify their own learning and development needs. Ability to use self-assessment, participative processes and evidence of the impact of their work to plan and manage their activities. Ability to identify, put in place or provide appropriate training and development opportunities for collaborative working Ability to organise, deploy and manage resources effectively to deliver projects and programmes of activities. Ability to work on own initiative with limited supervision Ability to improve performance and deliver better service Ability to meet deadlines and organisational priorities Ability to use a range of interpersonal skills
The Individual
Please see Job Profile for further details Disclosure Scotland check to be completed prior to a formal offer of employment being made

See also:
2. CDO Job Description.pdf