About the Role:
We have an exciting opportunity for a project coordinator to set up and deliver a Community Larder from Trinity, in Maidstone.
The Project Coordinator will be embedded within the Housing Team at Trinity to provide an empathic and front facing service to individuals and work in partnership with agencies operating in the local area.
The Community Larder will be a place for residents to access food that is surplus, make friends, access additional services and save money on your bills.
As part of the role, you will recruit and maintain volunteers, develop and manage a referral pathway and create your own membership scheme.
The postholder will need a flexible approach to working times to meet the demands of the job – evening and weekend working will be required.
You will be qualified in project management and understand the impacts of health inequalities and poor health.
You will have excellent communication skills, be community focussed, and understand the local area and the needs of the residents,
You must have the ability to manage your own workload and have the skills to recruit and maintain volunteers to aid project delivery.
Additionally, you will have excellent record of collecting, monitoring, and evaluating data in accordance with GDPR.
Following the submission of your application form, it will be reviewed by the recruiting manager. Those that are successful in securing an interview can expect job specific interview assessment, followed by an interview.
Maidstone Borough Council is a confident organisation with ambition and aspirations to deliver high quality services to our residents and local businesses. We strive to make the borough an attractive place for all and secure a successful economy.
We continue to build on our strengths - assets, knowledge and expertise and our track record for innovation and improvement to create a financially sustainable future so that we can continue with our undiminished plans.
We will only achieve the results we are aiming for through the talents and hard work of all our people. You are encouraged to become part of our vision and in return you can expect support, training, and fair reward from us. We will give you the opportunity to develop the skills to do your job well and create a positive working environment where your ideas about improving how we do things are valued and we manage the changes needed for new ways of working well.
A range of benefits including:
- Invitations to staff events to celebrate success and support wellbeing that include holistic therapies and outdoor activities
- Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential & independent information and access to counsellors
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
- Life Assurance – three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
- Generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy additional leave
- Season Ticket Loan - to help with the cost of your rail/ bus journey, to & from work
- Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand-new car. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax.
- A wide range of flexible working opportunities
- Annual flu vaccine
- Cycle to work scheme
- Staff benefits discounts on leisure, eating out, holidays and shopping
- Excellent learning and career opportunities for committed individuals
- A professional fee payment, if required for the role
Maidstone Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employee and volunteers to share this commitment. The Council considers that the successful applicant will have access to young people and/or vulnerable adults and it is a requirement under The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 that you hold an enhanced disclosure and barring scheme check. Upon successful appointment, you will be required to provide evidence of an enhanced DBS check if you subscribe to the DBS Update Service or complete the process to obtain a DBS check.
Maidstone Borough Council has a Sponsor License which enables successful candidates in eligible roles to be sponsored for work Visa purposes.
If you would like to discuss this position, please contact Sarah Ward, Housing and Inclusion Team Leader (Tuesday – Thursday) on 01622 602157.
To apply for the position please visit https://www.maidstone.gov.uk/jobs and complete the online application form or by phone on 01622 602555.
Closing Date: Wednesday 7th June 2023
Interview Date: Wednesday 21st June 2023