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Community Support Worker

Salary details: £14839 - £16333

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Dorset Councils Partnership
Dorchester, Dorset, North Dorset, West Dorset, Weymouth
Occupational group
Salary details
£14,839 - £16,333
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term
Jane Nicklen
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 252358
Closing Date
21 November 2018 11:30 PM
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Community Support Worker

25 hours per week

£14,839 - £16,333

 (Additional hours/full time applicants will be considered)

Fixed term for 1 year 

What you’re great at:

You will be a confident, personable, self starter with evidenced experience of working and engaging with local communities and communities of interest and building their capacity to have a voice, shape local services and plan and deliver local projects in areas of multiple deprivation.

You will have a community development qualification or experience and preferably working knowledge of the communities in Melcombe Regis, Weymouth.

You will have excellent communication and presentation skills and be used to working with people at all levels in an organisation. Event management and negotiation skills will also feature in your skills set. You will have experience of building social inclusion and working across all sections of the community.

What you will own and how you will grow:

You will be responsible for developing a two year social inclusion programme supporting existing and building new community groups and networks and seeking to achieve more effective community involvement with service providers.

You will also enable the development of a local workers network to assist in collaborative action. This will add considerable value to your existing skills and experience and will provide a useful springboard for further community development work.

What we are about:

This is a joint appointment funded by partners to The Melcombe Regis Board which is a multi-agency initiative to regenerate one of the most challenged wards in Weymouth and Portland. You will network with workers from the following agencies:

  • Weymouth & Portland Borough Council,  Community Development Team
  • Dorset County Council and Public Health Dorset
  • Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dorset Police and Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner
    • Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue

See: https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/melcombe-regis-board

Your post is being jointly hosted by Refresh in Weymouth and Portland, a collaborative of churches in action. See:  http://www.refreshme.uk/  You will be jointly line managed by the Refresh Coordinator and the Community Planning & Development Manager of Dorset Councils Partnership.  Weymouth & Portland Borough Council is one of three councils in the Dorset Councils Partnership. See: https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/dorset-councils-partnership

Dorset Councils Partnership believes that people do their best work if we make it easier for them to meet their personal responsibilities.  The Partnership promotes innovative flexible and part-time working to support and encourage anyone who requires this flexibility to balance work and life.  The Partnership is committed to making our recruitment process barrier-free, and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

How to apply:

To apply for this job, please read through the job description and person specification attached to the right of this page then follow the ‘Apply for this job’ link.  In the ‘Relevant Experience’ section of the application you will be expected to explain how you meet the criteria for this role listed on the person specification.  When explaining how you meet the criteria, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.

This role requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you would like any more information regarding this please contact HR-Helpdesk@dorset.gov.uk

For more information contact: Jane Nicklen, 01305 252358 or jnicklen@dorset.gov.uk

Closing date: 21 November 2018

Interview date: To be confirmed