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Community Outreach & Partnerships Officer

Employer
EXETER CATHEDRAL
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Community Outreach & Partnership Officer will manage and deliver a new heritage activity programme over a three year period funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The post holder will plan, develop and deliver activities for our target audiences, in particular young people, local people experiencing social isolation, families, and people who are vulnerably housed or homeless.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To be responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of the Cathedral's Activity Plan.

In practice this will mean:
  • Ensuring each project stream is delivered effectively, to programme and to budget
  • Managing relationships with partner organisations and developing new relationships as the programme develops
  • Recruiting and managing creative and specialist consultants to deliver key elements of the programme
  • Ensuring that the needs of the target audiences are met and the projects deliver tangible benefits for those audiences
  • Working with the Evaluation Consultant to ensure that relevant information is collected and analysed during the delivery phase
  • Utilising information gathered during the delivery phase to review and improve the experience of participants and to help develop the long term planning of community outreach and partnerships at the Cathedral
  • Organising expert input into the Activity Plan programme including liaising with speakers & ensuring content meets the needs of participants
  • Working closely with the Volunteering Manager to deliver the Welcome Project, designed to improve how we welcome a diverse audience to the cathedral
  • Supporting and administering adults undertaking work placements / work experience at the cathedral
  • Administering the delivery of activities; including ensuring appropriate spaces are booked, necessary materials and equipment required are available and participants have access to relevant information about sessions
  • Utilising evaluation and learning from the delivery of the Activity Plan in planning the long term future of engagement
  • Acting as an advocate for participation, engagement and partnerships with new audiences at the Cathedral

Professional Requirements:
  • Experienced in planning, developing and delivering community outreach activity
  • Experience with working in partnership
  • Demonstrable commitment to, and interest in, working in a heritage environment
  • Experience of working on a publically funded project, ideally NLHF funded
  • Excellent project management, organisational and planning skills and able to give examples
  • Experience of undertaking project evaluation and acting on outcomes
  • Excellent administrative skills and IT literate
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • • Demonstrable experience of working effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work effectively on cross-team initiatives and to consult as appropriate

Candidate Profile
  • Motivated with a positive attitude
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of people, understanding their needs and responding accordingly

Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage a high workload and able to deal with peaks of activity and deploy resources effectively to meet deadlines
  • To support and engage fully with the Cathedral's Mission and Values
  • Willingness to work some weekends, evenings and Bank Holidays
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