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Communities & Prevention Coordinator (East/Mid Surrey)
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/777/28967
  • Published: Wed 23/11/2022, 11:33 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 01/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 28.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,781 - £24,741 (pro rata to £29,291 - £31,810 FTE)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

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Communities & Prevention Coordinator (East/Mid Surrey)

This role has a starting salary of £22,781.89 per annum based on a 28 hour working week (pro rata to £29,291 FTE).

We have a part-time vacancy for a Communities & Prevention Coordinator covering the East/Mid areas of Surrey. This is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2023.

The successful candidate will be required to travel around the County to meet the community and partners in various locations. In line with SCC policy, efforts will be made to reduce the travel required where possible.

We are looking for tenacious and creative team members to support our Communities and Prevention work within Adult Social Care. The successful candidate will build excellent working relationships with partners and residents. They will work proactively to co-design and deliver initiatives that support Surrey’s 2030 Vision within the context of Adult Social care, showing innovation and perseverance to bring about change.

About the Role

This role will support the delivery of the preventative ‘Stronger Communities’ programme, working collaboratively to build community capacity and deliver better outcomes for residents at less cost. This role will be based in Adult Social Care and will work across the Council to develop a range of community resources upon which residents and communities across Surrey can draw to improve wellbeing and increase independence and resilience.

We are looking for an individual who can work in a flexible way with communities, staff and partners. The ideal candidate will have experience of innovation and co-design, as well as strong communication, problem-solving and partnership skills.

The post holder will report to a Communities and Prevention Officer and be based in the Adult Social Care Directorate. The Directorate provides a range of services to vulnerable adults and older people across Surrey, including information and advice, needs assessments, care management and the provision of day, residential and community-based services.

The role will work across the Council to develop a range of community assets upon which residents and communities in Elmbridge and Mole Valley can draw to improve wellbeing and increase independence and resilience. It will create an environment whereby individuals can be diverted towards informal community-based services that prevent, reduce or delay care and support needs from developing, as required by the Care Act 2014. Our ambition is to embed a model of social care that grows local resources and encourages behaviours which benefit the individual and enables the Council to deliver services within the resources available.

This role will:

Build on the emergence of numerous community-led support initiatives, linking with Surrey County Council’s empowering communities approach and ensuring residents remain engaged and continue supporting their communities. Specifically:

  • Being present within communities and supporting them to progress local initiatives
  • Connecting with the voluntary sector, especially those organisations most important to supporting Adult Social Care
  • Capturing lessons learned from community activities

Co-design strengths-based behaviour change techniques within social care practice. Specifically:

  • With social care colleagues, co-design training that gives them the skills and confidence to increase a client’s personal resilience
  • Roll out the training as a pilot, evaluate the training and recommend how this could be embedded more widely in social care practice
  • Commission and deliver accessible versions of this training which could be delivered to different audiences

In order to be shortlisted for this role please provide evidence of;

  • Working with different stakeholders, particularly communities and the health and care systems
  • Co-design and collaboration
  • Strong communication skills
  • Personal resilience

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

This job advert closes at 23:59 on Thursday 1st December 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview during week commencing 12th December 2022. During the interview you will be asked to summarise how you fulfil the objectives of the role outlined above.

We look forward to receiving your application, which must include your personal statement.

Attached to your application, your personal statement should outline how you would fulfil the role requirements set out above, specifically focusing on:

  • The experience and expertise you have of working at a grassroots level with residents and community groups within communities to motivate and mobilise them.
  • The specific skills or approaches required when engaging with primary care and your experience of engaging frontline health professionals in a new idea or approach.
  • Your experiences in designing and delivering training, and how you have adapted training to make it accessible to different groups, including those for whom static classroom learning would not be effective.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact either Julian Yorke or Anja Barker

We look forward to receiving your application, which must include a separate personal statement tailored for this role and to be no longer than two sides of A4 please.

Please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under-represented groups.