Community Development & Training Senior Project Officer


This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and committed team working on Phase II of the Lottery Funded Communities Prepared programme, which is taking a ground-breaking step forward for community resilience by empowering and mobilising community volunteers to prepare for, react to and help with the recovery from flooding events and other emergencies.

Starting in October 2018, Communities Prepared Phase II is being developed over a three year period as an innovative national roll-out resource with a centralised Hub and Digital Platform. The Hub will include; staff; website; adaptable community resources; training and a train the trainer programme; advice, community development and support; development of the Community Flood and Emergency Cycle and a smartphone App. All to be provided through a three tiered membership support package.

Main Duties

-Develop and execute community development strategies to remove long-established barriers to community resilience including establishment of recovery groups and proactive flood warden community groups
-Direct delivery of the Communities Prepared Resilience Cycle outlined in the Communities Prepared project bid
-Project manage the set up and organisation of Communities Prepared Resilience Cycle training nationally
-Identify and engage volunteer flood warden groups and Community Champions within target communities, in partnership with other organisations
-Directly deliver training sessions to communities (including some evening and weekend sessions), utilising a broad range of discipline and teaching styles
-Deliver Train the trainer training to partners and clients
-Be willing to undertake a team approach to the project, deputising for the Communities Prepared Programme Manager and supporting the Income Generation Senior Project Officer.
-Provide information, advice and support to people who are facing emergencies and natural disasters within their community, such as flooding, pandemic flu, landslide, rioting, snow and heat, focussing initially on flooding
-As part of the Communities Prepared team significantly contribute to the collective learning around community resilience, community emergency planning and response
-Develop training materials and other resilience resources which can be used on various platforms (Website, Community Resources and Development of the Community Flood and Emergency Cycle)
-Monitor progress against agreed targets and outcomes in relation to community development and training, contributing to reports to the funder and partners
-Travel nationally to meet the above duties

How to apply:

A job application pack can be downloaded from the website (link in this post). Please send to Laura Dyke on or post to Groundwork South, Riverside Community Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JY. Or for more information regarding the post please contact Hannah Baker on 01179 103930. CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response. Closing Date: 11th November 2018 Interview Date: 15th November 2018

  • Closing Date:
  • Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 17:00

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