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Project Officer Health and Well Being (Heart of Sidley Big Local)

Fixed term until 31 March 2021
Full-Time, 36 hours per week
Starting salary £30,017 per annum 
Closing date Mon 28.01.2019
The Heart of Sidley (HoS) Big Local programme works to improve the local community. 
Optivo and HoS are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, organised, highly motivated and passionate person with Communtiy Development experience.
The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of the resident-led endorsed Community Project Plan.
The programme is supported by Optivo’s Social Impact team.
Optivo is one of the largest housing associations and community services providers in the UK. Our 44,000 homes give 90,000 people in London, the South East and the Midlands somewhere to call home. We’re a significant champion for our local communities, each year supporting over 5,000 people fulfil their potential via learning, skills, confidence and jobs. We’re passionate about our mission; building homes, making places, enhancing lives. With residents at the heart of our work, we’re growing our social impact services and programmes. 
You’ll need to:
•    Deliver projects as identified in the HoS community plan. 
•    Develop and deliver community development activities and events in the Heart of Sidley area.
•    Support residents and community groups through providing advice and guidance, facilitate capacity building and coordinate training opportunities. 
•    Work with partner organisations and services.
•    Actively seek out and contribute to the development of funding applications to support Heart of Sidley activity.
•    Recruit and mentor community volunteers 
•    Manage the collection of data required for the project milestones.  
•    Monitor expenditure against budgets
•    Attend Heart of Sidley meetings

You’ll have:
•    A Community Development qualification, or equivalent, or proven experience of running community projects.
•    Experience of project fundraising 
•    Understanding and experience of working with community groups and volunteers.
•    Ability to work under your own initiative 
•    ‘Can-do’ attitude 
•    Strong organisational skills
•    Excellent customer service skills 
•    Knowledge of the local area

You’ll need experience of:
•    Effective communication skills and ability to build and maintain successful relationships and partnerships
•    Experience of project management, monitoring and evaluation.
•    Effective organisation and administration skills 
•    Ability to draft clear and concise correspondence and reports

You’ll need to demonstrate:
•    Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse client group
•    Effective organisation and administration skills 
•    Ability to draft clear and concise correspondence and reports
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 
Heart of Sidley is a Big Local project funded by Local Trust

For more information or to apply on line please visit

Full-Time, 36 hours per week
Optivo and HoS
Monday, January 28, 2019

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