Community Engagement and Project Officer
Good resident engagement and participation is a top priority for Housing Services. Making sure that we involve our residents in improving our services and promote strong, sustainable communities is paramount. We have remodelled our resident participation service to match our aspirations and are now looking for enthusiastic and dedicated professionals to join our new team.
As a Community Engagement and Projects Officer you will lead on the development of new community projects, supporting local resident groups to bring new ideas to life and promote sustainable communities. The post holder will build strong partnerships with residents, other Council services, local voluntary and community organisations and local businesses to ensure that community projects address the full range of challenges and opportunities on our estates, helping to maximise social value and tackle inequality.
The role will include a focus on levering in new funds by supporting groups to design and submit successful funding bids and measure their impact, as well as promoting better take up of inhouse grants. You will additionally lead and contribute to consultation and engagement events which can develop resident engagement capacity and provide new opportunities for joint working.
To succeed in this position, you will need to be self-motivated, with strong communication skills and a 'can do' attitude. Significant experience of delivering innovative community projects and successful funding bids, including developing robust performance monitoring arrangements and managing project budgets, will be essential. You will be a strong and credible communicator with well-developed negotiation and presentation skills and have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of local community issues and challenges in a diverse community.
There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London's most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It's one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.
This application process replaces a supporting statement.
Closing date for applications: 1 October 2023 (22:59 pm)
Interview date: 2023
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available.