Community Engagement Officer

Community Engagement Officer

Job Description

Community Engagement Officer

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Engagement Officer to join the Locality Impact directorate and lead on Engagement in the East of England area.

This is a home based role and applications from individuals who are seeking flexible working options, including reduced hours or job shares are welcomed.

Position: S11136 Engagement Officer

Location: Homebased, East of England with frequent travel required, including for community events, networking activities, external stakeholder meetings and team meetings

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week (flexible working available)

Salary: Circa £26,900 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.

Closing Date: 3 March 2024 (midnight). We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Interviews will be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application.

The Role

Reporting to the Engagement Lead, the Engagement Officer will work with colleagues and partners across the locality to deliver against engagement activity, including supporting the development of the Stroke Group Network, and building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including groups, partners, stroke survivors and carers in the locality.

As part of our Engagement team, your role will be to develop the local community presence across the East of England but with particular focus in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge and Peterborough. Developing awareness of the Association and engagement with the Stroke community. Establishing connections with communities that are currently under-engaged with to support the development of needs led life after stroke support.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Listening to and understanding the aspirations and priorities of individuals and organisations within communities, building relationships and partnering with them to make positive changes for people affected by stroke within communities.
  • Building and maintaining key relationships with key stakeholders
  • Enabling peer support and self-sustaining stroke communities to flourish in the locality
  • Providing management to volunteers
  • Supporting delivery of a localised approach to addressing health inequalities
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Insight and Evaluation
  • Supporting delivery against the East of Engagement plan

About You

You will have experience/understanding of:

  • Working in partnership with other organisations, ideally in voluntary, health and social care
  • Involvement and developing support using Co-Production
  • Community Development
  • Recruiting, managing and developing volunteers
  • Supporting groups and developing networks

This role requires extensive travel across a large geographical locality. Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they can meet this requirement of the role.

To fulfil the role, you must be a resident of the UK and have the right to work in the UK.

Please submit your CV and a supporting statement of no more than two pages, demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience. Please state any preferences for flexible options in your covering letter.

Applications from individuals who are seeking flexible working options, including reduced hours or job shares are welcomed.

When you click to apply, you will be able to see the full responsibilities and person specification for further information on the role.

Please submit your CV, (including details of your current address), and a supporting statement of no more than two pages, demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience.

About the Organisation

When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.

Everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.

The charity provides specialist support, funds critical research and campaigns to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

The organisation is working to improve the diversity of the team. Because individuality leads to a richer experience for its people and better support for those affected by stroke.

People from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. And particularly applications from those with lived experience of stroke and those from under-represented communities.

Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help rebuild them and join the team.

The charity developed a bold new corporate strategy so that they can rebuild more lives after stroke and make a bigger difference to people’s lives. To help deliver the strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new roles.

If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!

You may also have experience in areas such as Engagement, Community Engagement, Engagement Officer, Community Engagement Officer, Community Development Officer, Community Development, Community Development and Engagement, Volunteer Management, Volunteer Engagement, Health, Social Care, Volunteer, Community Involvement.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.


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