Community Outreach Worker

Job Title: 
Community Outreach Worker
Contract Type: 
Temporary
Hours: 
30 hrs per week
Salary: 
£22,000 pro rata, per annum
Location: 
Trafford
Recruitment Type: 
External
Deadline: 
Monday, 8 November, 2021 - 09:00

Groundwork Greater Manchester is a social and environmental regeneration charity that is passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances.

Through our programmes we are responding to the nature and climate emergency and supporting the communities of Greater Manchester to build back better from the pandemic by:

  • Supporting young people to bounce back by preparing them for the future, strengthening their resilience, growing their aspirations and ensuring they are more actively involved in their communities and able to influence decision making.
  • Supporting greener growth by ensuring that people on our employment programmes have better climate awareness and work-related environmental knowledge and are better equipped to access jobs, particularly green jobs. We are also supporting businesses to adopt more environmentally and socially responsible practises.
  • Facilitating the power of communities to respond to the climate and nature emergencies by supporting people to get more involved in climate and nature action, achieve a sustained increase in greener behaviours and build stronger community infrastructure

If you want to work in a values driven team that makes a real difference to individuals, communities and the environment in Greater Manchester, read on.

ROLE SUMMARY

We’re looking for an experienced community worker to join the Resilient River Valleys project to deliver a number of activities and events which ensure that our natural environment is better understood, used, valued and protected by a more diverse range of people.

If you have a passion for the environment and the required skills and experience, we would love to hear from you!

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE POST

  • Link effectively with local communities of Black African, Caribbean and South Asian heritage,
  • Create new (and building on existing) relationships with residents and groups to improve their access to, and engagement with, nature.
  • Organise community events, drop-ins, and attend community groups and other gatherings to build understanding, awareness and trust.
  • Using creative and digital engagement methods, involve local and diverse communities in activities to improve their green spaces, including planting, caring and maintaining the spaces and citizen science activities.
  • Encourage people from diverse communities to regularly volunteer in their local green spaces and provide events and activities for their communities.
  • Support to delivery of activities which build the capacity of residents and volunteers to care for their local green spaces.
  • Provide regular written and oral reports, collecting relevant data required to evidence impact.
  • Undertake other related responsibilities commensurate with the post and the evolution of the Trust.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

We are looking for someone with experience of:

  • Community engagement or community development with communities of Black African, Caribbean or South Asian heritage.
  • Delivering environmental (nature-based, gardening, growing) engagement activities and events.
  • Working in partnership with a range of stakeholders from across public and voluntary sectors.
  • Supporting volunteers.

NOTE: An enhanced DBS is a requirement of the role.

APPLICATION PACK

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please send a CV and cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the person specification to greatermanchester@groundwork.org.uk and title the email ‘Community Outreach Worker – Resilient River Valleys’.

Deadline: 9am, 8th November 2021

Interviews: week of 15th  November 2021

For more information on the role please contact Michaela Howell, Head of Communities.

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