JobTitle:Project Co-ordinator – Community Coaches Reports to:Chief Executive Location:Employer Base: CommunityHouse,Yoden Road,Peterlee,SR8 5DP,operationally work will be carried out in a range of Community venues including the Hub House, Horden. Hours:Full Time (37hoursper weekwith someunsociable hours) (Job Share would be considered) Salary:£22,000 Duration:Fixedtermfor one year
East Durham Trust is looking for a highly motivated Community worker to help take our ‘Community Coaches’ project into its second year of operation.
During the first year the project has supported over 200 disadvantaged people in finding solutions to issues around Housing, Benefits, Fuel Poverty, Debt and Mental Health.Central to the success of the project has been the recruitment and support of a team of local volunteers who have ‘hand held’ and coached people and signposted to a range of supportive services.
The Project Co-ordinator will work with an established team of volunteers as well as maintaining effective working relationships with community partners ranging from Community Centre Managers to Public Service providers such as Housing Solutions and Welfare Support.
The successful candidate will be based in Community House in Peterlee but will have strong connections with established Community venues in places such as Horden, Easington and Murton.
The second year of the project will involve adding new venues and new volunteers to the project.
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to improving the quality of life for local people and be comfortable in a variety of working environments and situations, having strong levels of empathy with disadvantaged people and community activity.
Ideally the project Co-ordinator would have a track record in Community Development and a knowledge of the Voluntary and Community sector.
EastDurham Trustisa registeredcharityandcompanylimitedbyguaranteewith an expressedpurpose topromote the regenerationof rural andurban areasof theeffectsof social andeconomic decline. The Trustisthe flagship VoluntaryandCommunitySector organisation forthearea andas well asprovidingthe traditional support to local Community groupsandmanagingthelocal Volunteer Centre,the organisation also manages a range of projectsandcontracts.
Interested parties should complete the application form and are advised to reference the Essential and Desirable elements of the Person Specification.Anyone requiring further information should contact Colin Jackson or Malcolm Fallow on 0919 5693511.
JOB DESCRIPTION 1. MAIN PURPOSEOF JOB
To manage the day to day delivery of the Community Coaches project.
2. DUTIES ANDKEYRESPONSIBILITIES
To support a small team of local volunteers.
To recruit additional volunteers to the team through existing East Durham Trust Volunteer Centre.
To provide initial training, team building and ongoing support for these volunteers.
Collate monitoring information of interventions in order to evidence individual progress and the progress of the project in general.
To manage and oversee more complex and multi-faceted cases.
Assist in the promotion of the project, including a continuation to the project launch and providing update presentations to meetings/groups as requested.
To produce reports as requested.
Monitor the project in relation to budget and finance.
Ensure the consistent and accurate delivery of the project.
To contribute to the general performance of East Durham Trust.
To work with local community groups in order to identify potential support services and activities for clients to progress into.
To liaise with Housing Solutions team and other community workers in providing solutions to local people.
Operate within organisational policies and procedures.
Undertake any additional tasks in line with organisational needs identified by Line Manager.
At least one year’s experience of working in a community setting.
At least one year’s experience of successful Project Co-ordination.
Experience of working with volunteers.
An academic or vocational qualification relevant to the role.
Sensitivity in dealing with a wide range of people including groups with special needs and disadvantaged communities.
Experience of successfully working to deadlines and achieving targets.
A good level of computer literacy including experience of databases and the production or reports and monitoring information.
A full UK Driving Licence and access to a vehicle.
‘People skills’ and a proven track record of establishing and maintaining effective frontline working relationships.
A knowledge of the benefits system, welfare reform and the rights of individuals.
A knowledge of the Voluntary and Community sector in former industrial areas such as East Durham.
Experience of improving the Mental Wellbeing of people.
A mental Health First Aid qualification and/or knowledge of the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing measurement tool.
Experience of Welfare Rights.
Experience of the Housing Sector.
How to Apply Please complete the supplied application form and send it to the address specified on the form, no later than 12:30 on Friday 16th February 2018. Download the Application Form here and Job Description here
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511 F: 0191 5693522
WHAT WE DO
We help the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation following the closure of the Pits. We run a wide range of projects to help the community fight disadvantage including food parcels, telephone befriending for the socially isolated, helping people in the downward spiral of debt, supporting people to get the benefits they deserve, helping people get into employment, providing holiday activities with food, getting the disengaged engaged with the arts, support for single parents, arts on prescription, community loans and SO MUCH MORE!