We are seeking two driven and passionate community development officers to join our team and help realise the vision of the Aberfeldy Big Local partnership.
- Location: Aberfeldy, Tower Hamlets and Quaker Social Action’s offices in Bethnal Green.
- Responsible to: Aberfeldy Big Local manager
- Salary: £14,743 - £17,200 (pro rata FTE of £29,387)
- Hours: Part time 18-21 hours per week to be negotiated – ideally spread over 3-4 days per week
- Leave: 25 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays
About Aberfeldy Big Local
Aberfeldy Big Local (ABL) is a community project, working to make the Aberfeldy area in Poplar, Tower Hamlets a better place to live. ABL is part of the Big Local programme, a 10 year initiative, giving 150 areas across the UK £1 million of Lottery money to make positive changes to their community. Each area forms a partnership group of local residents and decides how to spend their funds. Many, like Aberfeldy Big Local, decide to employ staff to bring their ambitions to life.
About the role
Though initially working from home due to ongoing restrictions, you will usually be based at our new community premises in Aberfeldy, Tower Hamlets. You will work alongside the project manager, focusing on outreach and communication across the local area to help residents find their voice, take ownership and reach their potential.
The ABL partnership has set out an ambitious new plan for area, centred around people, places and power. It is an excellent opportunity for two highly organised individuals with experience in working with communities in either a paid or voluntary capacity. You will be proactive and passionate, using your strong communication skills to engage and build a rapport with local people, supporting them to come up with great ideas for new initiatives that boost opportunities and improve social cohesion.
An ability to work independently is key, with experience of managing multiple and varied priorities. You will also have good digital skills, supporting with the online communications output for Aberfeldy Big Local, as well as helping with the maintenance of all of the systems required to record the activities and successes of the work.