Community Support Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/07/2021 23:59
Grade 8 (SCP 31-35) £34,728 - £38,890
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Youth / Community / Leisure Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Civic Centre, home working and agile within the community
Number of posts:
Closing date:
22 Jul
Further Information

Community Support Worker - helping communities bring about social change, grow community wealth and create resilient communities

Re-advertisement – previous applicants need not reapply

About you:
• Do you want to make a difference to the voluntary & community sector?
• Do you like being part of a busy and vibrant team?
• Do you have excellent interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal?
• Do you have excellent literacy, numeracy and customer service skills and a comprehensive
understanding of voluntary and community sector procedures?

If you can answer yes to the above and have a proven track record of working with voluntary and community sector organisations to grow their capacity, this is the opportunity for you!

About the role:
You will complete the newly established and dynamic Community Support Worker Team of five, covering the City of Sunderland.

As a Community Support Worker, you'll work with voluntary and community sector, social enterprise organisations, resident groups and whole communities, empowering them to:

• identify their assets, needs and opportunities
• plan what they want to achieve and take appropriate action
• develop activities and services to generate aspiration and confidence and support delivery of
the City Plan, Neighbourhood Investment Plans, Community Wealth Building Strategy and
Community Led Local Development Strategy

Your role will frequently involve addressing inequality and the projects you work on will often be in communities perceived to be disadvantaged for a range of reasons.

The post will be initially for two years, with potential to extend subject to funding.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

For an informal discussion please contact Helen Peverley, Area Arrangements Strategic Manager at helen.peverley@sunderland.gov.uk

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact Operational HR Services by email: jobs@sunderland.gov.uk

Please note that CVs are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.