Community Development Officer, Derry, Public Sector, Immediate Start
Your new company
You will work for a leading company who continue to grow throughout Northern Ireland. They currently employ 600 people throughout their organisation and are Investors in People accredited.
Your new role
As Community Development Officer you will contribute to the achievement of the Company's Strategy by ensuring effective delivery of community participation that conforms to regulatory requirements, adheres to company policies and procedures, complies with recognised good practice and achieves desired outcomes for the organisation. Proactively working with relevant staff across the business, as well as participants, communities and external agencies, to deliver a seamless, high quality service. Contributing to the development of new initiatives to achieve effective participation, better communities and enhance the quality of life for the participants.
Key duties include: assist with the implementation and achievement of the Participation Strategy; assist with the delivery of new and emerging programmes; implement participation and community involvement initiatives and work with colleagues to develop these; develop relationships with other agencies and groups; assist with the development and delivery of timely and appropriate training; assist with the development and implementation of effective systems and processes; keep up-to-date with current legislation and new initiatives; assist with the development of structures to encourage participation at all levels and work with outside agencies, staff and participants to deliver community initiatives.
A full and detailed job specification is available on request
What you'll need to succeed
3rd level qualification and 1 years' experience working in community development
Educated to 'A' Level standard or equivalent with 2 years' experience working in community development
- Experience of multi-agency and partnership working
- Experience of organising successful community events
- Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships
- Ability to produce information for a variety of audiences
- Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills and to manage and deal with issues or concerns in a prompt and efficient manner
- Produces work to a high standard with attention to detail, accuracy and reliability
- Effective, planning, organising and management of workload
- Strives to add value and continuously improves the service offered
- Conscientious and proven team member with the ability to motivate and engage with people at all levels
- Flexibility and ability to work irregular hours on an occasional basis as required
- Full current driving license and access to a car
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
What you'll get in return
You will work for a leading public sector organisation on a full-time basis Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week. This is a contracted role for a period of 6 months.
What you need to do now
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