Volunteer and Community Engagement Practitioner

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 08/07/2022 17:00
£20,375 - £23,038 FTE (£16,300 - £18,430.40 per annum)
Hours per week:
29.6 hours per week
Job Category:
Youth / Community / Leisure Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
8 Jul
Further Information

Family Action is a charity committed to building stronger families by delivering innovative and effective services and support that reaches out to many of the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families. We seek to empower people and communities to address their issues and challenges through practical, financial and emotional help.

Are you passionate, motivated and enthusiastic about working within a dynamic team, to drive forward the ambitious volunteering and community engagement strategy for the Family Outreach and Volunteering Service? Are you committed to providing a one-team approach within Stockton-On-Tees 0-19 offer? Do you want to make a difference and help us build stronger families and communities - offering opportunities in the local community to empower and build resilience? If so, we would love to hear from you.

You will have excellent knowledge of volunteer and community engagement participation methods. A strong ability to develop, deliver and evaluate innovative community events and activities; including holiday hub provision and regular groups. You must be committed to engaging volunteers within the ongoing service development and delivery. Co-production is also integral to this role, as Volunteer and Community Engagement Practitioner, you will create listening and engagement spaces to ensure the views and experiences of families and communities are listened to and utilised.

We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQIA+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we are committed to increasing the representation of these groups at Family Action. We know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for families and children and strive for our workforce to be truly representative of the diverse communities we support. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants and will reimburse your travel cost if you attend an interview.

What will we offer you?
We’ll offer you a generous pension scheme and leave entitlements, eye care vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and other great benefits. We are happy to talk flexible working. All roles in Family Action are open to a discussion about possible flexible working options, subject to business needs, and all new starters will have the right to make a flexible working request from day one of employment. We have an excellent wellbeing offer and we will invest in your professional development with on-going quality training and career development opportunities. You’ll join an established, supportive and high-performing service and have the opportunity to thrive in an innovative organisation that values your opinion, encourages learning and has the needs of children and families at its core.

We are forward looking, ambitious and committed to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Leanne Best (Service Manager) on 07971 759175 or email Leanne.Best@family-action.org.uk

Please note we do not accept CVs without a completed application form.

For an application pack and further information please visit:

Please email completed applications to: completed.application30@family-action.org.uk
Closing date: Friday 8th July 2022 at 17:00
Interview date: W/C 11th July 2022 - Venue TBC

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

ID: 431

This is a re-advertisement – if you have already submitted an application you are not required to re-apply.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.