Community Development Officer

Location
Tower Hamlets
Salary
£12,500 per annum
Posted
15 Jan 2019
Closes
23 Jan 2019
Ref
00325612
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Part Time
Community Development Officer 

The Bromley by Bow Centre is a vibrant community centre in the heart of Tower Hamlets. The Centre is a charity with a national and international reputation for its innovative work in inspiring and empowering the people from the local community, using a unique model of integration. It supports over 2,000 people each month. 

Position: Community Development Officer 
Location: London E3 
Job type: Part Time, 12 Months Fixed Term Contract 
Hours: 17.5 hours per week 
Salary: £12,500 per annum 
Benefits: 27 days pro rata plus 3 days for Christmas plus Bank Holidays; plus 1 extra day that all staff get off for their birthday; Pension Contribution made (details on request) 

Closing Date: 23rd January 2019 at 12 pm 
Interviews Week Commencing: 28th January 2019 

About the role: 

The Community Development Officer will support and promote the Tower Hamlets rental charter throughout the borough, raising awareness of it in the community and ensuring the charter is implemented more consistently and effectively. The role will support a small number of private renters to come together in a peer support group, enabling them to have more of a voice. 

The Community Development Officer will also sit on the working group of the Private Renters charter and will support landlords of properties in multiple occupation to be accountable for their actions, while also supporting tenants to be able to enforce their legal rights. The post-holder will have to work in compliance with the requirements of the Advice Quality Standards (AQS), AdviceUK, Matrix standards and the various contracts the Centre delivers. 

About you: 

- At least 1-2 years’ experience of delivering client-facing services 
- Experience of community development work 
- Experience of monitoring and reporting to contract standards and specifications 
- Experience of developing and maintaining partnerships with a range of stakeholders 
- An understanding of the impact housing issues have on members of the community 
- Understanding of Equal Opportunities and ability to put policy into practice 
- Understanding of poverty and discrimination issues as they affect clients 
- Ability to work on own initiative, prioritise and organise own workload 
- Good oral and written communication skills and a community language would be an advantage though not essential 
- Excellent interpersonal skills with experience in dealing with enquiries from the public, in person and by telephone or email 
- Excellent numeracy, literacy and verbal communication skills 
- Ability to make a full contribution to the effective running of a team 
- High level of computer literacy including applied knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) 

You may have experience of the following: Community Development Officer, Community Development, Housing Management, Partnerships, Inclusion, Development Officer, Neighbourhood Management, Housing Association, Community Development Coordinator, Charities, Third Sector, Not for Profit, NFP etc.

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