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Community Development Team Manager

Closing Date: 
Wed, 25/09/2019 (All day)
£33,600 - £45,400 per annum
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

After the tragedy at Grenfell, the Council’s focus is to make a strong, positive difference for the people and communities it serves.

This role will oversee and lead a team of up to eight community development officers to:

  • To build, maintain and develop trust between the borough’s communities and the Council.
  • To maintain a visible presence in the community 
  • To be a point of contact for local organisations and community groups, acting as a conduit between them and the Council and other service delivery organisations. 
  • To use insights from outreach activity to inform service delivery and policy development
  • To support community engagement work, by helping to build capacity and promote good practice across the Council.

For more information about the role, please see the full Job Description

About You:
There is no tragedy which has touched the heart of all levels of government and society in quite the same way as the Grenfell Tower fire: nor one which will have such lasting and profound impact for so many. 

We are looking for highly committed and talented individual to lead and shape a new Community Development team working across the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and play a key part in defining a new, trusting and positive relationship between the Council and local communities. 

You will lead the delivery of an ambitious Community Development Programme of work across Kensington and Chelsea and support the development and implementation of a forward looking Community Engagement Strategy and take a lead role in taking forward our newly established Council wide Community Engagement Network.
This role will not come without its challenges – the borough is aware of the need to rebuild trust with an entire community. The team will need to tackle complex and diverse issues as they emerge, with integrity, judgement and a strong sense of purpose.

RBKC are looking for a confident and capable individual with a proven track record of delivering and leading successful community engagement activities and projects. You will have excellent skills in planning and delivering projects and strong communication skills. Above all, you'll be driven by the passion to make a difference, inspire trust and have an empowering approach that gets the very best out of people. Furthermore, you will be sensitive and empathetic to the varied needs of individuals and communities. However, this role is not for the faint hearted. It provides a once-in-a-career opportunity to make a meaningful and lasting difference to a diverse and vibrant West London community.

For further information and for details of how to apply please click here

Damian Atkinson, Head of Community Engagement
07816 991990