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Families and Communities Officer

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Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury Councils
Place of work:
Bury St Edmunds
Salary details:
£31,401 - £32,233
Job term:
Full Time
Fixed Term
Closing date:
03 March 2019 01:00 PM
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37 hpw.

Fixed term for 12 months.

The West Suffolk councils continue on a journey of ambitious change and transformation. We are committed to supporting families and strengthening communities to enable them to become more resilient. We are looking for a talented individual to join our Families and Communities Team.

You will have a strong professional track of working in partnership to make a real difference to local communities. You will have excellent relationship building, communicating and influencing skills, as well as an in-depth understanding of community development approaches. Experience or an awareness of working in a political environment would be beneficial.

We are looking for a strong team player who will identify opportunities to improve outcomes for our communities. You will have the drive and skills to work independently, yet contribute to the delivery of the councils' wider agenda. You will also have experience to demonstrate that you understand the value of working with a wide range of partners (public, voluntary and private sector) to improve the quality of life in the area. As well as supporting community development in a market town and surrounding villages, you will also have responsibility for leading a specialist area across West Suffolk.

This role can make a real difference to the community, and offers an exciting challenge. Can you show us how you would identify opportunities to improve the outcomes for communities?

In return we can offer you our benefits package which includes discounts on supermarkets and high street shops, cashback on holidays, and money off household bills, together with a competitive salary and pension scheme.

We have flexible working arrangements, learning and development opportunities and generous annual leave entitlement.

With effect from 1 April 2019 we will become a single council and will be known as West Suffolk Council.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Lucy Pettitt on (01284) 757002 or Lauren White-Miller on (01284) 757040.

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.westsuffolk.gov.uk

Interview date: 12 March 2019.

We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share these commitments.

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