Communities Engagement Officer

Sovereign Housing Group
Bristol, Avon
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Communities Engagement Officer to join our team.

Reporting into the Senior Community Engagement and Scrutiny Officer, you will work as part of a team of Community Engagement Officers, supporting each other’s resident led community groups across the Sovereign geography.

You will assist communities in establishing and setting up resident led community groups and support them in identifying local issues to help them work to resolve them.

You will deliver induction programmes for resident led community groups, empowering them to undertake initiatives and activities, project development, fundraising and partnership working. You will support community research, partnership development and project planning.

Through mentoring and coaching engaged residents and providing support in terms of administration, social media engagement etc. these community groups will become self-sustaining through building knowledge and increasing their confidence.

You will need to have proven experience of managing projects, experience of working with external partners effectively and strong communication skills.

It is essential you have a flexible and collaborative nature as you could be supporting community groups across our team in other regions and extensive travel will form part of this role. Therefore having access to a car and Full UK Driver’s License is essential.