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Housing / Community Officer (12 month FTC)

Dewsbury (commutable distance from Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Wakefield, Huddersfield)
£25,315 + £1,714 Car Allowance per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Jan 2021
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Housing / Community Officer (12 month FTC)

Dewsbury (commutable distance from Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Wakefield, Huddersfield)

£25,315 + £1,714 Car Allowance per annum pro rata


Our client is recruiting for a customer focused Community Officer to represent them as the local trusted organisation (LTO) for the Big Local programme based in Dewsbury Moor.  This post is initially for 12-months on a fixed term, 30 hours per week basis, with the possibility of being extended at the discretion of the Dewsbury Moor resident board.


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to make a real impact working closely with Big Local project staff to support the resident board, local people and community groups to agree a range of exciting community priorities and objectives.


Our client own and manage more than 18,000 homes and they’re developing thousands more. They’re ambitious and serious about being the first choice for their customers, helping everyone to live in a quality home they can afford. They also serious about being first choice for employees and sot heye’re investing significantly in they're systems, ways of working and their culture.


What will I be doing?

You will lead resident stakeholders in formulating a Big Local Community Plan, determining how funds should be allocated and priorities are delivered.  You will also assist to formulate and implement a comprehensive financial monitoring system and set project evaluation requirements for Big Local funding recipients.


Once this plan is in place, the responsibility and implementation will be transferred over to the resident board but you will be a trusted advisor, offering practical support and guidance along with providing and presenting reports where necessary.


Within the role you will partner with the Big Local Representative and the Dewsbury Moor board to recruit new members, promote the programme and identify sustainable solutions to community concerns.  This will also involve monitoring the budget, expenditure and efficiencies in line with the programme requirements.  You will be setting expectations and discussing performance with trustees to create an excellent service delivery culture.


What are they looking for?

What matters most to them is that you own the work you do to achieve impact by delivering results and creating trust with their customers.  They want you to be able to do this with pride and passion and have fun along the way!  If you have strong customer skills, able to engage with colleagues and build strong internal and external relationships with a variety of stakeholders, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!


The role will suit an experienced, confident and dynamic community development practitioner, with the ability to inspire and motivate others, and the belief that local people are best placed to determine and deliver the changes that will benefit their community. A full UK driving license and access to a car for business purposes is required for this role.  


What can you expect from our client?

In this role you will become an ambassador for our client, starting customer journeys in a positive and sustainable manner.  They offer truly flexible and agile working practices along with some top of the range IT kit to enable you to carry out your role.


They offer a salary of £25,315 + £1,714 car allowance for a 30-hour week, 21 days annual leave (raising annually) plus Bank Holidays.  They also have an excellent reward package to suit everyone – from a variety of retail discounts to a contributory pension scheme where they will match your contributions up to 9%.


The closing date for applications will be 22 January 2021


Interviews are likely to take place on a remote basis for this position in the current situation regarding Covid-19 so you may be advised to download the relevant software.


Our client is proactively working to implement its equality, diversity and inclusion policy. We positively welcome and support diversity in our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 



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Contact Us
  • The Engine House
  • Wharfebank Business Centre
  • Otley
  • LS21 3JP
  • United Kingdom
  • (0) 1943 467 766
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