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Community Activator

Are you an enthusiastic, conscientious and committed person who wants to make a real difference to a local community? Are you passionate about wanting to enable others to fulfil their potential by creating happier and healthier communities? Then we would like to invite you to join our team.

Contact Name
Daniel Whetton
Contact Telephone
07542 228280
Organisation
Erewash Borough Council

About Community Activator

Erewash Borough Council's Sport and Health Development team are looking for a Community Activator to drive the work of the Active Lives in Kirk Hallam project. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is able to work both as part of a team and on their own initiative. The candidate will have some experience of working in sport or physical activity within a community setting.

The individual will have experience of communicating with a wide variety of people including people from deprived communities, diverse backgrounds and cultures. We are looking for someone who will have worked with various assets in a community such as schools, clubs and community groups whilst having the ability to inspire, motivate and encourage volunteers and leadership within a community. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of issues and challenges faced by people who live in deprived areas and the ability to understand and empathise with people who live in Kirk Hallam.

This role will include building relationships in Kirk Hallam by creating various partnerships across the local area and Erewash. The Community Activator will take an asset based approach to their work by building up community assets and creating more opportunities for people to become physically active by creating community leaders through strong working relationships. Hours of work will mainly be day time working but may include occasional evenings and weekends.

This is a 25 hours a week temporary 18 month contract externally funded through Derbyshire County Council Public Health.

Please note this post requires the successful candidate to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please call Daniel Whetton on 07542 228280.

Applications can be made online via the Derbyshire County Council job link below. Alternatively, an application form and job description are available from Personnel, Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP. Telephone: 0115 931 6049 (24 hr voicemail) Minicom No (0115) 9316056 or e-mail: jobs@erewash.gov.uk

The Council is positive about disabled people and those who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview.

The Council also supports the Armed Forces Covenant and those who have previously worked in the armed forces and meet the essential shortlisting criteria will be guaranteed an interview. Please ensure that you make it clear on your application form that you wish to be considered under this criteria.

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