ForHousing is a different kind of landlord, helping to improve lives by providing quality homes and places. They strive to be a positive influence in all they do, by providing the building blocks to a better life and making more things possible for more people.
They’re a busy team with lots to do and can only achieve this if they’ve got the right people with as much enthusiasm and passion as we have for making things happen.
Joining them as a Community Development Officer based in Stockbridge, Knowsley, you will work to design, develop and deliver services and projects which enhance the wellbeing of customers and support them to deliver the aims of their Wellbeing Strategy.
Working creatively and with innovative methods to design and deliver projects on the ground, you will make a difference to the lives of customers by working alongside them and finding and responding to their personal and community development needs, acting as the focal point for activity within the directorate whilst maintaining strong links with the partner organisations operating in the locality.
You will be skilled at building relationships with individuals based on trust and common aims, that encourage active participation in projects. You must develop and maintain a detailed, up to date knowledge base of legislation, funding and good practice. You will also be required to support the delivery, management and evaluation of projects which make it clear how what we delivers makes a real impact to communities.
Candidates for this role should have experience gained within a social housing or community environment coupled with knowledge of the local area and how to work alongside and empower tenants and members of the community to address local issues.
With effective communication skills and the ability to use your initiative, you will have experience of working with community and/or tenants groups to achieve results in Community Development and demonstrate an innovative and creative approach to initiating and sustaining community development projects.
In return, they offer a wide range of benefits for a rewarding career including:
- Competitive salary and a generous holiday entitlement
- Health Shield membership to claim back costs on a range of health and wellness services
- Company pension scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Wellbeing perks and discounts with attractive savings on everything from travel to shopping
- Comprehensive learning and development platform to enhance and develop your skills
- Agile working practices
If this sounds like the opportunity for you please look at the Job Description here to find out more. They will require you to upload your CV and a covering letter that is no more than 2 sides, detailing how you meet the person specification.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any further information about this role.
ForHousing is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Closing date for applications Thursday 12 May with interviews planned for Monday 23 May (They reserve the right to close the application early if sufficient applications are received)