Community Hubs Implementation Lead
Salary - SO2 £32, 418 - £34, 209
Secondment or Fixed term for 12 months
Hours: 36 hpw: Mon-Fri (Also available on job share) Minimum 18 hpw (Wednesday compulsory)
We are offering an exciting secondment or fixed-term opportunity to innovative and talented candidate(s) to work with the Head of Service, Quality & Performance Manager and the management team in designing and delivering vital aspects of our community hubs programme as well as managing a framework for volunteer recruitment, coordination and retention as well as training for the Council.
As part of Enfield Council’s ambitions to deliver its ambitions for Early Help as expressed in its Council Plan 2020-2022, new fixed term position(s) of Community Hubs Implementation Leadhas been developed. This position(s) will primarily lead on the implementation of certain workstreams within the community hubs project (such as the setting up and operation of the Community Pantries at multiple locations) across the Council; and then focus on the development of additional volunteering capacity within local communities in Enfield that can connect local people in need to front line services and assist with supporting Covid-19 recovery in the borough. The postholder will work closely with our established boroughwide volunteering resource (Volunteer Centre Enfield) and wider voluntary sector and community partners to proactively engage with local communities to understand needs more accurately at a spatial level and assist with the recruitment of new volunteers to build further community capacity in those areas. The workplan associated with the post will focus on areas of agreed local priority as expressed in our Council Plan and evidenced though our recent Enfield Poverty and Inequality Commission (Jan 2020).
To be successful in this role, you must have a functional understanding of challenges facing a diverse community such as Enfield as pertains to social mobility and socio-economic and cultural exclusion in the most impoverished communities and design a sustainable structure. You will need to demonstrate the following essential and desirable qualities.
- Working with the voluntary sector
- Advanced communication skills (written, oral and presentation)
- Effective facilitation skills - the ability to facilitate in training sessions, as well as during discussion with managers
- Interpersonal skills - the ability to interact with people at all levels within the authority
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills
- Strong interpersonal skills, to deal with a diverse range of people
- Experience of managing or coordinating projects and volunteers (paid or unpaid)
- Empathy with volunteers and an understanding of their needs
- Ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity
- Sound knowledge of local government governance
- Business and management studies
- Human Resource management
- Social work
- Youth and community work
Additionally, you must be a team player but must also able to work independently; as your work will be to support the head of service, operational managers and team leaders in daily strategic and operational matters. You must be a confident speaker with ability to represent the head of service at senior management forums from time to time.
We are looking for
A vibrant, approachable and experienced manager who can champion the core Enfield Behaviours in the course of their work and be an ambassador for excellent customer service delivery throughout Enfield Council.
To apply, please visit our website and follow the application process.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
2. your CV
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing Date- Midnight, 8th March 2021
Interview Date - TBC
Fixed Term post/Secondment Opportunity
An external candidate, including Enfield Council agency workers, would be appointed on a fixed term contract, whilst internal candidates who are Council employees, would normally be expected to take up the post on a secondment basis.
To be eligible to apply for a secondment, Enfield Council employees must have completed probation and must have discussed/agreed the proposed secondment with their line manager. Fixed term contracts may be considered where secondment is not possible.
Secondments are the temporary loan of an employee from one part of the organisation to another part of the organisation and rely on the secondee to return to their substantive position on completion of the secondment.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Oley Taal Gaye on 0208 132 1043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Ade Aderemi on 020 8132 0409 or Kirsty Longley on 0208 132 1256 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.