Community Development Officer for One South Molton
‘To support One South Molton to develop, expand and sustain local provision that will improve the wellbeing of residents and enhance quality of life’
18 hours per week
Fixed term contract until end of March 2022
£22,462 per annum pro rata
Closing date: Monday 19th July
Note – the employment for this role is hosted by South Molton Town Council
Pick up an application form from The Amory Centre, South Molton or email Hannah.email@example.com for more information.
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Community Developer Job Description
A community developer will be employed for 18 hours week until the end of March 2022 to address the gaps already identified through the work of One South Molton as well as to develop ideas that come from the community for local interventions that could support individuals to improve health and wellbeing and enable self-care and independence. We aim to use a “ground up” development approach rather than a top down prescriptive model.
Main tasks and responsibilities
Co-ordinate One South Molton meetings to include setting agenda in conjunction with the chair and circulating minutes.
Co-ordinate local engagement as required and targeted to project beneficiaries as projects arise
Develop Community action plan for the One Community using engagement and JSNA (Devon County Council Joint Strategic Needs assessment)
Develop projects including sourcing funding as identified by the One Community
Continued development of the One South Molton Partnership
Working with and supporting the strategic aims of South Molton Town Council
Provide a monthly activity and impact report to the One Northern Devon Community Partnerships Development manager
Social Prescribing and Community Development team
Working as a team with the local PCN (Primary Care Network) Social Prescribing Link Worker and any other Community Connectors
Understanding from the Social prescribing link worker where the gaps in provision are and feeding this back to the One Community.
Developing activities which support clients to better engage with their community (For example, group activity, peer support, befriending, specialist clubs, and volunteer groups)
Working with existing Community voluntary sector groups within South Molton and surrounding parish’s area to support them to become more resilient.
To support the One Northern Devon Flow approach and social prescribing through the Community around the Person approach (being the conduit into the One Community and wider Community to support individuals in South Molton and surrounding parish’s area who are in need of support).
Work with local groups and services to help promote participation and identify barriers to people using them.
Identifies community assets and resources
- Community activity and provision within South Molton is mapped
- Increased number of activities available within South Molton
- Working as a Team with the local social prescriber for South Molton
Working Relationship and key communications
1. Supportive and effective communication with members of the Community
2. Develop effective and supportive working relationships with One South Molton, GP practice, Health and Social care teams and other statutory agencies, voluntary agencies and community groups who offer services and support to people
3. Develop effective working relationships with statutory agencies, particularly those involved in the Social Prescribing project, ensuring they are fully briefed on how to access a directory which will show what is available in the voluntary and community sector to support people to maintain their independence, better manage their health conditions and support dependents.
4. Act as a key communication link between all of the above.
5. Work alongside the South Molton Community Connector
The person suited to this post will:
- Be approachable and an excellent communicator; both written and verbal
- Be able to develop effective working relationships
- Be proactive and with a ‘can do’ personality
- Able to produce reports as required, having an attention to detail
- Be a person who displays compassion and understanding
- A good level of IT skills – use of email, word, excel etc.
- Have energy and enthusiasm to develop the service