Job vacancy: Community Engagement Officer (The Source)

  • Salary: £20,000 – £22,000     
  • Department: Schools & Community              
  • Reports to: Schools & Community Manager             

Job purpose

To actively engage with the local community to raise the profile and community awareness of The Source as a provider of a range of provision types. The post holder will actively work both onsite and in communities to represent the Source in a variety of roles across a range of partner organization and communities.

Main Duties

  • Establishing an ongoing community presence for the Source as a provider in local communities as agreed with line management through participation in local network meetings, assumption of community and school roles and all other appropriate activity.
  • To actively promote the Source’s full range of provision for local communities, school leavers and employers as appropriate.
  • To participate and support in any specific community-based delivery projects to ensure the success.
  • To deliver information, and guidance for new learners against a range of provision, making informed and objective decisions based impartially upon learner needs and aspirations.
  • To undertake risk assessments and monitoring visits of potential community venues for delivery.
  • To establishing and sustain links with local community groups, JCP and local partners in agreed specific regions.
  • To support in organising and facilitating the assessment, taster and community sessions in support of all community delivery.
  • To produce reports on engagement with local community on a periodic basis to inform assessment of work effectiveness and inform curriculum planning considerations.
  • Identify and gather opportunity marketing and publicity to support in the active promotion of the Source as a provider of high quality education and training.
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post.

Essential qualifications

  • GCSE grade 4+ or equivalent in Maths, English and IT
  • IAG L3 qualification or higher.

Essential skills

  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to plan and work to tight deadlines
  • Consistently high standard of professionalism in conduct, acting as a representative of the organisation at all times.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels
  • Be able to manage time and conflicting priorities
  • A good level of administration and IT skills
  • The ability to provide objective and impartial Advice & Guidance
  • Proven ability to liaise with partners and stakeholders
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • A proven commitment to equality

Essential experience

  • Experience if operating successfully in external roles within the community and / or voluntary sector.
  • Experience of working successfully within the Education sector
  • Experience of conducting IAG in an objective and impartial manner supporting in guidance of learners.
  • A thorough understanding of the wider business at The Source

How to apply

If anyone wants to apply they can send their CV to

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