Involve Northwest is an innovative, community-based organisation.
Community Connectors are part of the local aspiration to move towards stronger residents and neighbourhoods: the Community Connectors work with individuals and communities building on the Asset Based Community Development work in the borough. Connectors work on ‘what is strong and not what is wrong’
Community Connectors serve as that missing link for some people to access the things they need, to feel able to move forward and look to achieve goals and improve their well-being.
Community Connectors can explore the best ways to link residents into local services and activities, at the speed of trust. Helping people toexpand networks, knowledge of their local area and feel part of and socially connected within their community.
1 x Full Time – 5 days per week
Salary: £20,000 (per annum pro rota)
Duration: Fixed Term until 31st January 2020
80% of this job will involve connecting and door knocking at a local (street & neighbourhood) level in the community.
Qualities and Attributes of a Connector
- Flexible, adaptable and a good listener.
- An understanding of social isolation, health and wellbeing and some of the challenges that can be faced by different community members.
- Team player with an open and honest manner and ability to build on effective relationships and work collaboratively with a wide range of residents, community leaders, local authority and professionals.
- An understanding of the guiding principles of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD).
- Able to priorities tasks, work load and good time management.
- Willing to work flexibly, occasional evenings and weekends.
- Believes everyone has something essential to contribute to build communities regardless of their past experience of the labels others have placed on them, and are focused on the ‘gifts’ of individuals.
- The ability to monitor and report on one to one work & statistics specific to project targets.
Skills and Experience
- Experience of working within communities with a diverse range of stakeholders.
- Community leadership, team building skills and strong facilitation skills.
- Ability to work autonomously
- IT literate and competent in use of internet, email and web based communication systems.
- Ability to research information from a range of sources
- Experience of working with a caseload of people/families within set case parameters
- Experience and understanding of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
- Experience of setting and maintaining appropriate boundaries with community members and professionals
- Ability to drive/access a vehicle for work purposes
Closing Date: Friday 28th June 2019 12pm
Interview: Tuesday 2nd July
For an application pack please Tel: 0151 644 4500
Or email: [email protected]
Alternatively you can download an application from our website: www.involvenorthwest.org.uk