Community Engagement Officer

Community Engagement Officer

Salary: £25,000 per annum pro-rata, plus benefits

Location: London (Bethnal Green)

Hours: Part Time (2-3 days a week)

Contract: fixed term (until October 2021 with possibility of extension)

About the Young Foundation

Connected, thriving communities are the foundation of our society. They keep us safer, happier and healthier – more resilient and able to face shared challenges. Today, the Young Foundation’s mission is to enable the development of connected, more sustainable and stronger communities across the UK. We do this through amplifying the stories and lived experiences of people in our communities; using this to drive locally-led community action and enterprise. We use what we learn across different communities to spot national patterns of need and opportunity, then work with national partners to support new ideas to tackle those shared challenges. Bringing together our own – and other people’s – work, we are building a shared body of evidence, tools and insight about how communities are taking action on the issues that affect them.

About the role

We are looking for a Community Engagement Officer to join our team on the Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change programme. You will be supporting local residents and stakeholders to design and deliver a range of projects. The projects aim to improve health and wellbeing in the north west of the borough.

We are looking for:

  • An energetic and proactive person.
  • Ideally from Tower Hamlets, with experience and knowledge of the area
  • Ideally a speaker of Bengali/Sylethi or another South Asian language.

You will be responsible for:

  • engaging and communicating with people from different backgrounds
  • working with community action groups to design and deliver projects that help to improve local health and wellbeing.
  • Building relationships, as well as connecting people with skills, tools and networks.

You will have experience working on, or participating in, community projects. You will also have good knowledge of the services and activities available in Tower Hamlets. You will be highly organised and have a willingness to learn new things. Above all, you have a strong desire to support local people to make lasting change in their borough.

How to apply

Please read the Community Engagement Officer Job Description, and then complete the application form and return it to CVs are not necessary.

The closing date for applications is 11:59 pm on Tuesday 14th July 2020. 

The selection process will consist of a virtual interview and task. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday 17th July 2020.

Interviews will take place remotely on Monday 27th July 

Community Engagement Officer Job Description

Community Engagement Officer Application Form

We strongly encourage applications from candidates from a BAME background and who are local to Tower Hamlets.

You must have the right to live and work in the UK. Non-­EU nationals who require a work permit in order to take up employment will not be considered.

The Young Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We regret that we will only be able to reply, and give feedback, to short-listed applicants.