Big Local Gateshead Community Engagement Officer for Groundwork N E & Cumbria

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Contract Type: Fixed term

Role Type: Employment

Hours: Part time

Application deadline:

Based: Gateshead

Salary: £25,128 to 27,826 Pro Rata

Salary Type: Salary Scale

Location: Tyne and Wear

Role description: Officer

Job title:                        Big Local Gateshead Community Engagement Officer

Salary:                           £25,129 - £27,826 pro rata

Hours:                             Part time - 30 Hours per week

Contract:                       Fixed Term until March 2025 -  possible continuation

Location:                        Gateshead

About us

Groundwork aims to be the UK’s leading regeneration charity, working through partnership to create communities in which people are proud to live and work. This programme will deliver Groundwork’s mission of supporting people to improve their prospects and reach their full potential. As an organisation, we are proud of the effective role that our Community Project Managers play in delivering significant social, environmental and health outcomes with communities across the region.

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About the role

Big Local Gateshead is a small community lead organisation operating in Teams, Gateshead, governed and operated by passionate local people, with the aim of empowering residents to improve the area in which they live and work.

The 4 key community aims of Big Local Gateshead are:

· Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them.

· People will have increased skills and confidence, so that they continue to identify and respond to needs in the future.

· The community will make a difference to the needs it prioritises.

· People will feel that their area is an even better place to live.

We are looking for this role to help expand operations, increase engagement from the local community, and strengthen relationships with other third-sector organisations.

This role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure endorsed by the Disclosure and Barring Service

A bit about you

Our ideal candidate will have:

Experience working in a community setting being confident and approachable to people of all ages, cultures and ethnicities

  • Ability to use social media platforms and Office 365, for communication and the promotion of The Big Local Gateshead

Ability to coordinate activities and motivate others including our network of volunteers

Ability to work flexibly, including some evenings and weekends

For further information about the role, or for an informal discussion please contact Kevin Clark  - Programme Coordinator on 07944555848.

Want to apply

Great all you need to do is complete the application form on our website

Big Local Gateshead Community Engagement Officer

All completed applications should be emailed to  

Closing date:            Midnight on Tuesday 30th April  2024

Make yourself at home:

We want you to be yourself at Groundwork and we value everything that makes you unique. We recognise and celebrate your difference and together we make Groundwork a special and great place to work. As a Disability Confident employer we offer a guaranteed interview to applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the role.

At Groundwork we ensure that we provide a safe environment for adults, children and young people to take part in any activity or service that we organise. We are committed to creating a culture that promotes safeguarding and the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk. Our safer recruitment practices support this by ensuring that there is a consistent and comprehensive process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about candidates to ensure that all the people we appoint are suitable to work with our children, young people and adults.

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