Location: 95 McDonald Road, Edinburgh EH7 4NS
Working hours: 35 hours per week
Remuneration: £36,259 – £40,313 per annum
Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 22 May 2017
Job Description: Community Engagement Manager – Hub & Spoke
PLEASE NOTE: this is an internal secondment, external applications will not be accepted.
Hanover has a vacancy for a Community Engagement Manager, and we wish this to be a seconded post within Hanover for one year.
We are initiating our own community development pilot project called Hub & Spoke, and we would like to have someone on secondment from Hanover to develop this. The project is briefly explained below, and full details of the post are provided in the job description. (Informal enquiries can be made to Helen Murdoch, Chief Executive Tel: 0131 557 0598.)
Hanover (Scotland) has an important strategic role to play within the housing sector in Scotland, and we are proud to be a market leader. We are initiating our own community development pilot named Hub & Spoke from the premise of making a positive impact for our residents within their local communities.
The pilot involves working closely with our own staff, in partnership with external community agencies, mapping and building on where possible existing development and community services/activities and working with external researchers who will assist us evaluate the project.
We have used the term Hub & Spoke and to help understand this we have defined this for the:
• A central facility which could be a Hanover development or shared property;
• Staff and resources may be based here, and services are delivered to and from this location and
• Spokes are a two-way flow of a range of services or activities available to our residents and potentially other older people.
• These people can choose to access these services or activities or have these delivered to them.
We are seeking a Community Engagement Manager to manage the pilot. The post holder will require strong project management and excellent people skills, together with an entrepreneurial approach and a creative mind.
The Community Engagement Manager will be part of our Chief Officer’s team and will help us strengthen and improve our relationships with our residents’ and their local communities.
It is anticipated that the pilot will run for one year and will involve approximately 5 pilot areas.
The role is far-reaching (as explained in the job description) and will involve for example:
• Initially mapping the range of existing and potential activities and support relating to Hanover developments involved in the pilot areas.
• Considering how the mapped information can be made more accessible to Hanover developments.
• Working closely with researchers (potentially from a University) and residents to gain a greater understanding of what current and potential new activities help reduce isolation and loneliness and improve Hanover resident’s wellbeing.
• Engaging with community partners and providers of activities to raise awareness of the Hub & Spoke project, and to establish/strengthen existing/new connections;
• Exploring where volunteers can help;
• Identifying physical resources such as spare rooms within Hanover developments, which have the potential to support the project.
The post-holder will aim to identify if there is potential to develop Hub & Spoke further beyond the pilots, and will provide regular updates and reports to the project steering group. The steering group is keen to monitor the progress the pilots, mainly about its ‘added value’ i.e. helped to make a difference to Older People’s lives. It is also to identify the pilots’ potential to be sustainable over time and for them to be rolled out to other developments within Hanover.
This role will suit a self-starter, someone can work autonomously, manage their own diaries and enjoys a combination of working in an office and field environment.
With exceptional written, verbal communication and good ICT skills, you will have a good understanding of Hanover’s dynamic services.
By proactively sourcing through multiple channels (academic and market research, networking, events and social media), you will use your relationship-building skills to identify and utilise opportunities within Hanover communities.
You will plan and facilitate community activities for staff and residents. Your objective will be to ensure the continuation of identified community activities by the wider Hanover staff and local community partners.
In return, you will be working and be part of an inspiring team of forward-thinking colleagues within Hanover.
If you are interested in this post, then please download the Application Form and complete this electronically. (emailing the completed form to email@example.com. )
CVs will not be considered. Please quote reference number above in correspondence.
Assessment date: 25 May 2017
Interview date: week commencing 29 May 2017
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