Assistant Community Development Officer

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job Type Temporary
Salary Up to £10.14 per hour
Published 5 months ago
Start Date 09/07/2019
Contact Gemma Lillington
Job Ref BCC0001542 _1562339844

Job Description

Temporary Assistant Community Development Officer required for a local government organisation based in Belfast City Centre.

Rate of Pay: £10.14 per hour

Location: Various sites across Belfast

Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday (09:00-17:30)

Duration: 1 month pending review

Main duties/Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Community Development Officer in the development and delivery of community support plan strategies and corporate objectives by means of a team approach
  • To assist the Community Development Officer to research and identify area needs, implement recommendations and to initiate groups and projects for the benefit of the community
  • To observe any pertinent legislation and advise groups of their responsibilities under legislation.
  • To recruit, train and develop volunteers from within the community and coordinate and supervise the activities of volunteers.
  • To assist the Community Development Officer to develop the community centre programme and to ensure the programme reflects the needs of the community.
  • To provide administrative support to centre committees and prepare reports and relevant administration as requested.
  • To organise and support special programmes, including appropriate cash handling for projects, festivals and events, (including seasonal play schemes) and the management of seasonal and temporary staff
  • To develop and maintain regular contact and good working relationships with appropriate statutory and voluntary agencies and represent community services on committees as directed
  • To undertake appropriate training and development activities which may be required to discharge any duties
  • To identify funding sources and assist to secure funding for groups
  • To report on the evaluation of the progress of groups and assist groups to report to funding agencies.
  • Within the post holder's sphere of responsibility, ensure the health and safety of all personnel present in the centre at any given time.
  • To contribute to the work of the service by participating in working and consultative groups as required
  • To promote good practice and provide relevant quality information to the public.
  • To attend management meetings and planning and supervision sessions as required.
  • To act in accordance with the departmental policies and procedures including customer care, equal opportunities, health and safety and child protection and any pertinent legislation

Essential Criteria:

  • One years relevant experience in organising/developing community programmes and supporting and supervising volunteers

Desirable Criteria:

  • Stages I and II of Youth and Community course or NVQ II in Playwork or Community Work
  • At least 5 GCSEs (Grade A - C) including English, or equivalent qualifications

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Access NI Disclosure check. A person's criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.

If you are interested and available for this position please upload your CV to the link.

Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles.

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