Beacon Lough East Community Development Worker

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Full time
Application deadline: 
Thursday, 27 June, 2019 - 09:00
Fixed Salary
Per Annum
Edberts House

37 hours per week, Monday to Friday (weekend & evening flexibility essential)

This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund for a period of 5 years.

Edberts House is a thriving community charity currently managing four community projects based in Gateshead - 3 place-based community projects and also our Community Linking Project. We work together with local residents of all ages to make our communities happier, healthier and more welcoming places to live.

Over the last year we have been working with local people in the Beacon Lough East estate and a range of partners on plans to bring new opportunities to the area. Following a successful bid to The National Lottery Community Fund we now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Community Development Worker to join our team. You will work alongside local residents and practitioners from a range of agencies to support the capacity of local people and to develop community infrastructure and support. You will also be responsible for the operational management of community premises within the area.

Candidates will have substantial community development experience, a passion for supporting people experiencing complex issues, will be excellent communicators, have management experience and able to work in an innovative multi-disciplinary team.

An enhanced DBS is required for this post.

Please see our website for further information about Edberts House: For an application pack and job description for the above vacancy please e-mail:

If you are interested in this position then please attend an information session on Friday 14th June, 6.30pm – 7.30pm at Edberts House (please confirm your attendance by Thursday 13th June).

Closing date for applications: 9.00am, Thursday 27th June 2019

Please note if you are also interested in the position of Beacon Lough Youth & Community Worker you will need to submit a separate application.

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 3rd July 2019