Community Enabler

Denham, Uxbridge UB9
£20,000 - £21,000
03 May 2019
28 May 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Role: Community Enabler
Salary: £20,000 - £21,000
Contract Type: Fixed Term: 31st December 2019
Operational Area: Thames Valley Area
Location: Denham Office, Colne Valley Park Centre, Denham Court Drive, Denham, Uxbridge, UB9 5PG
Ref: CETV19

Groundwork South is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects we work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Employment and Greener Living & Working.

The Community Enabler is a key member of the Community and Grants team undertaking the management and delivery of a significant Community Grants programme in the Thames Valley region. The Enabler will support and encourage stakeholders and communities to access available funding through the programme. Providing advice, support and guidance to successful applicants to deliver their projects through practical assistant and planning.

The Community Enabler will also develop and maintain relationships with key programme partners to assist with the promotion of the scheme, programme processes and decision making panels. You will utilise a range of community development techniques to engage with local residents and community groups as well as working in partnership voluntary organisations, local authorities, housing associations and corporate organisations to deliver improvements in areas of need.

You will be based within local Groundwork offices but have the support of a Trust wide co-ordinator in terms of performance management reporting.

Successful applicants will have experience of working with local community groups, a proven ability to deliver projects and local knowledge of people and open spaces.

A passion for proactive engagement with a wide range of people, confident communication and presentation skills and an ability to manage your own time efficiently will be key.

You will also need to be flexible in terms of some out of hours working and travel to and from retail stores across your area.

In return we offer:

  • 25 days per annum plus English Bank Holidays
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

Full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle for which you will need to be insured for business use. Employees are able to claim back mileage rates as per our Expenses Policy.

Closing Date: 28th May 2019
Interview Date: 5th June 2019
Start Date: ASAP following references 


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply' button to be directed to our site. There you can download the application pack.

Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.

Groundwork South is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable groups.  Inline with our Safer Recruitment & Selection Policy and Procedure, successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced with barred lists disclosure check.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service.

We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.

No agencies please.

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