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Communities and Prevention Coordinator
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/243631/31919
  • Published: Mon 27/03/2023, 4:44 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 24/04/2023, 4:44 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: Please see advert for details on working hours
  • Salary: £12157 - £22578 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surreywide

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Communities and Prevention Coordinator

This role has a full time salary of £31,262 per annum, it will be pro rated depending on how many hours are worked a week.

We have a variety of vacancies in multiple locations;

26 hours per week - £22,578 per annum - Runnymede Civic Centre, Station Rd, Addlestone KT15 2AH - and - Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Rd, Woking GU22 7QQ

18 hours per week - £15,631 per annum - Spelthorne, Knowle Grn, Staines TW18 1XB

14 hours per week - £12,157 per annum - Elmbridge, Civic Centre, High St, Esher KT10 9SD

15 hours per week - £13,025 per annum - Mole Valley, MVDC, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ

Please indicate on your application form which area(s) you would like to apply for (we are happy for one person to cover more than one area)

What we can offer you:

  • You will be joining a small team of friendly and experienced coordinators who work across Surrey.
  • Mentoring and support from experienced colleagues
  • Involvement in innovative and exciting projects
  • Work/life balance: our core hours are between 10am and 2pm and we offer flexible working wherever possible.
  • A flexible travel expenses policy
  • 26 days annual leave (28 after 2 years' service) plus 8 bank holidays - pro-rata for part time employees
  • A generous local government salary-related pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP)
  • Option to join our car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff for more information
  • Access to a variety of training and development opportunities

As a team our ambition is to reduce health inequalities, promote independence and achieve better outcomes for people. We want to embed a model of social care that grows local resources and encourages community behaviours which benefit the resident and enables the council to deliver services within the resources available.

This role will support an environment where residents with social care needs can be diverted towards informal, free or low-cost community-based support that prevents, reduces or delays care and support needs from developing, as required by the Care Act 2014.

In this role you will be responsible for maintaining databases of information regarding local voluntary sector support, community networks and possible solutions. You'll set up and work on local and county-wide prevention projects with local partners to develop a range of community assets to improve wellbeing and you will receive individual referrals from Social Care Teams supporting practitioners to identify community resources for service users.

Additionally, you will work with voluntary and community groups to build inclusive and self-sustaining models of support, which reduce stigma, promote independence, tackle health inequality, and achieve better outcomes for our residents.

In order to be considered for shortlisting for this role, you will evidence that;

  • You have knowledge and experience of working with adults with social care needs in a health or social care setting.
  • You are willing to travel across Surrey to community locations that may not be easily accessible by public transport.
  • Awareness of the principles of confidentiality and the importance of complying with confidentiality policies within the service.
  • Basic understanding of common health conditions, associated impairments, mental health, and the disabling barriers individuals may experience
  • Experience of working with communities and voluntary organisations

In line with SCC policy, efforts will be made to reduce the travel required, offering hybrid working where possible. Flexible working will be supported through mobile technology.

We invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23/04/2023

Interviews will take place on 02/05/2023 and 03/05/2023, however these are subject to change.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Anja Barker (she/ her), Communities and Prevention manager ()

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

  • Annual Leave - with the opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional annual leave
  • Agile working opportunities - your work/life balance is important to us!
  • Training and Development - Superb opportunities for development including a Readiness Programme, Preceptorship, Structured Induction Programme
  • A supportive, 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff for more information.

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.