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Community Development Worker
Wessex Community Action

Job Description

The key activities for this role are summarised as follows:

Group support

These areas all align with the four core quality standards against which are accredited by NAVCA, together with additional areas around our Volunteer Centre function and volunteering development by NCVO. NAVCA standards are

- Development:The organisation supports the identification of needs in the local community and facilitates innovation and improvements in service provision to meet those needs.

- Support:The organisation supports local voluntary organisations and community groups to fulfil their missions more effectively

- Collaboration:The organisation facilitates effective communication and collaboration amongst local voluntary organisations and community groups and between different sectors.

- Influence:The organisation supports local voluntary organisations and community groups to influence policies, plans and practices that have an impact on their organisations and beneficiaries.

The applicant will need to:

  • Have a strategic understanding of community development based on the asset-based models that informs the delivery of the service
  • Strategic understanding of volunteering and keep informed of developments in the area.
  • Contribute to cross sector strategic development of community organisations and volunteering initiatives in the County
  • Work with other community asset-based organisations to identify opportunities for best practice and collaborative working around building resilient, sustainable thriving communities and services
  • Undertake outreach work in local communities to promote engagement and voluntary action
  • To undertake research, monitoring and evaluation as appropriate
  • To work with individuals or communities to identify unmet needs or opportunities to develop need services including securing support and resources to take these forward 

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.