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Community Support Officer

Reference:
ESC00600
Organisation:
East Suffolk Council
Place of work:
Riverside, Lowestoft
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week
Appointment:
Fixed Term 
Closing Date
23 September 2021 01:00 PM
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  • £24,982 - £27,741 per annum
  • Fixed term until 31 October 2022

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference in people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

Working in the Lowestoft and Northern Parishes Community Partnership area, you will enable the team to identify, prioritise, plan, develop and implement projects that address local needs, including the three Community Partnership priorities of Social Isolation and Loneliness, Mental Health and Wellbeing and Childhood Obesity.

You will spend around half of your time supporting our Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) reduction work, including processing ASB complaints, using the relevant legislation to implement appropriate tools and powers to address the behaviour, and supporting the victims of ASB.

You will also support capacity building activities, community engagement, community conversations and consultation events, and support funding bids to maximise external funding opportunities.

You should have relevant experience at officer level in asset-based community development (ABCD), community safety, ASB and/or community health and wellbeing in the public, private or voluntary sectors, as well as experience of working with partners across sectors to deliver shared goals, better services and improved outcomes for our communities.

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. Find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council and why our employees think it is such a great place to work.

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Great opportunities for training and development.
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 24 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays).
  • Local government pension scheme.
  • Free car parking (for when you are working in the office)
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the majority of our teams are working from home and there is strict social distancing measures in place for the limited number of staff working from our offices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Anita Humphrey on 07789 921 133.

Closing Date: 12pm, 23 September 2021.
Interview Date: w/c 4 October 2021.


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