District Electoral Area Coordinator, Temp FT role

Location Ballynahinch, County Down
Job Type Temporary
Salary £14.89 per hour
Published 6 months ago
Contact Tanya Lyttle
Job Ref LIS0001234

Job Description

Grafton are currently requiring an experienced DEA Coordinator for minimum of 4 weeks work with possibility of extension

Salary £14.89 per hour

Hours 37 per week to include evenings, weekends and bank holidays

Duties to include the following;

  • To be the point of contact for the DEA dealing with day to day enquiries from members of the public, elected members, key community statutory and voluntary partners in relation to local issues and concerns
  • Development and implementation of a multi-faceted DEA Forum Action Plan responding to identified local need
  • Implement a programme of outreach work to enhance the public and community awareness of the DEA Forum and to increase the involvement of the public with the aim of achieving the Forums aims and objectives
  • Support the development and implementation of the Councils Community Plan across all areas of the district
  • Coordinate activities of the Council DEA Forum and to monitor and review on-going projects
  • To meet current and future requirements in line with best practice and changes in legislation with regard to the work of the DEA Forum and support the Councils Corporate Plan and Community Plan
  • Adhere to agreed Forum Terms of Reference and ensure meetings and decisions are carried out in conjunction with established procedures and Councils principals and best practice in relation to openness and transparency
  • To establish, develop and maintain relationships with relevant personnel in statutory agencies and other public and private sector organisations
  • To identify continuous opportunities to promote the positive image of the Forum through a variety of methods e.g. social media, local media, local radio and promotion at local events
  • To establish and co-ordinate a network of community contacts and identify priority needs and to recommend and advise on appropriate responses and developments
  • To encourage and assist local voluntary and community groups to organise events and projects, providing them with appropriate information and advice
  • To ensure that effective and accurate records and information procedures are put in place and maintained
  • To identify service requirements and to authorise the purchase of goods and/or services
  • To prepare and present reports
  • To manage project budgets and monitor expenditure in order to deliver the service within predetermined budgets
  • To maintain an up-to-date awareness of matters relating to DEA Fora
  • Carry out duties in compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Order 1978 (as amended); Acts of Parliament; Statutory Instruments and Regulations and other legal requirements; and all Council Policies and Procedures including Dignity at Work, Health and Safety, Attendance and all relevant Codes of Conduct
  • By its nature the post will require flexible working to meet the needs of the service

Essential Criteria;

  • At least 2 year's relevant work experience in all of the following areas:
  1. Experience in the management and delivery of projects in partnership with external agencies
  2. Experience of managing information, report writing and presentations.
  3. Experience of community development and working with/for community and voluntary organisations.
  4. Managing and servicing key partnerships and/or forums
  • A third level qualification in a relevant subject area (e.g. Community Development or equivalent)
  • Ability to manage projects and own workload with tight timescales and ability to work under pressure
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to demonstrate competence in use of Microsoft office applications including word, email, spreadsheets and databases
  • Knowledge of Statutory Bodies, Government Departments, EU Structures & other sources of funding
  • Proven ability to develop & manage successful working partnerships with Public/Private & Voluntary Sectors
  • Deal with sensitive issues with tact and pragmatism
  • Hold a full current driving licence and access to transport, or access to transport to meet the requirements of the post
  • Ability to work outside of normal office hours, including evenings, weekends and public/bank holidays

If you meet the essential criteria above please email your CV to or click 'APPLY' to be considered for this position