Community Development Co-Ordinator

South Wales & South West

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Lovell Partnerships Limited
Ref
74669
Vacancy title
Community Development Co-Ordinator
Function(s)
Business Development
Contract type
Full time permanent
Region
South Wales & South West
Location(s)
Bristol & Cardiff
Description

ABOUT US

Lovell is a leading provider of partnership housing. The company has expertise in housing-led regeneration including new build, open market housing, refurbishment and Later Living. With offices in England, Scotland and Wales Lovell provides a comprehensive range of services and can offer a full range of options for our partners.

Lovell is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of £3 billion and which operates through five divisions including Construction & Infrastructure, Fit Out, Property Services, Partnership Housing and Urban Regeneration.

THE ROLE

Lovell South Wales & South West Region are seeking a motivated Community Development Co-ordinator to join our South Wales and South West region. Reporting to the Regional Partnerships Director within the Land, Partnerships and Community Investment team you will be instrumental in helping deliver the region’s Community Benefits and Social Value obligations in the South West.

Based at our Bristol office the candidate would be expected to collaborate with our site teams in both regional offices and on site where appropriate.

The candidate will report into the Regional Partnerships Director and will be responsible for co-ordinating community involvement and social value, assisting in helping deliver targeted, employment and training initiatives within the region as well as contributing to bid submissions and information events as and when required.

  • Acting as first point of contact for residents and surrounding community, providing effective liaison between the community and the project team, from pre-start through to completion.
  • Information on community initiatives is fed back into the Project Team and reported on a monthly basis to the Client.
  • Assisting with promoting Training & Employment initiatives, working with the Training Co-ordinator, co-ordinating community involvement and resident liaison.
  • Undertake site visits and visit to the surrounding community to establish local groups, schools, councillors etc.
  • Prepare Community Development Strategy and make initial contact with residents and surrounding community.
  • Prepare and issue notification letters/Community Information Leaflet arranging Community Information Events.
  • Produce quarterly Community Newsletters.
  • Attend resident/community evening meetings as and when required.
  • Liaise with local schools, charities and other organisations.
  • Set up Health & Safety talks for site teams attend/be involved in them.
  • Research and develop new community initiatives in partnership working with in-house teams, external agencies and third party stakeholders.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The candidate should possess the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of working in a customer facing or service delivery role
  • Passionate in delivering community benefits and employment/skills to local communities
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Networking and negotiation skills.

PACKAGE/BENEFITS

  • 39.5 hours per week between Monday and Friday
  • Salary is between £25,000 and £30,000 per annum
  • 26 days holiday per annum with option to purchase up to an additional 5 days 
  • Private medical insurance
  • Car allowance/company car (£5,100 per annum)
  • 5% matched company pension scheme
  • 5% Incentive scheme
  • Access to various benefits 
  • Employee Assistance programme

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