Ward Community & Engagement Officer

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Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 26th August 2019

Total salary package*: £19025

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About the job

Neighbourhood Services are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, skilled and passionate professional to support the Ward Community Engagement team. Working closely with city wide partners and communities, and collaboratively with other LCC departments, you will provide high quality support to Councillors in their community role at city, area and ward level.

You will be required to support, advise and guide Ward Councillors with organising, publicising and developing ward community meetings and solving complex problems and issues. You will also ensure that the ward community budget funding applications are appropriately processed and approved, and records are accurate and up to date.

Requirements of the post

Significant experience of working in a community setting e.g. Voluntary Sector, Community Forums/groups and residents associations.

Experience of working collaboratively with partner organisations, i.e. the Police and Health.

Experience of negotiating with and dealing effectively with officers/colleagues at all levels in a large organisation and with external organisations / partners.

Experience of conflict resolution and negotiation in a political and community environment.

Substantial experience of working closely and effectively with elected members in a community environment.

Solid understanding of the different aspects of the organisation including building and managing relationships with appropriate services.

Additional information

This is a nine month fixed term opportunity.

Part-time 18.5 hours per week. The salary for this post is £13,952 - £15,253 per annum.

For an informal discussion please contact Shilen Pattni on 0116 454 1832.

Post Number: LCC00516

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.

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* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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