It is an exciting time for culture and heritage in Waltham Forest. We are recruiting to a number of new roles to ensure we deliver a high quality programme across the borough for our residents and visitors to enjoy, in line with our arts strategy ‘Arts for All, Great Arts and Culture in Waltham Forest’ with our ambition to be recognised for our cultural offer in outer London. The Community Boost programme, supported by the Leader of the Council, is a neighbourhood-based funding programme which will further improve local areas in Waltham Forest, delivering creative projects in each ward to furnish, beautify and animate local neighbourhoods.
Based within the cultural commissioning team, the two Community Boost Officers will manage the new Community Boost programme, ensuring a high quality creative response and delivering excellent value for money. You will have experience of delivering community engagement work with a range of communities and of delivering community-based programmes with a creative focus. In addition, you will have experience of project management and delivery, performance management and will be adept at building excellent working relationships with a wide range of people, including politicians, senior managers, external partners and members of the public.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:
• Promoting equality of opportunity
• Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
• Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels
• Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.