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Community Champions Project Leader

Community Champions Project Leader

Are you confident in engaging with the local community? Do you have experience supporting volunteers in service design and delivery?

We are working with a charity that works to support independence, empowerment, and involvement in the community. This is a unique opportunity for a creative Project Manager to manage and develop the Community Champions project in Kentish Town. Working for a small charity with strong links to the area you will support the development of resident-led projects on local estates.

You will manage and coordinate the Community Champions programme which has been set up to build on the strengths, skills, and knowledge of local communities.

The Project Leader will support residents to develop their ideas to enhance the lives/health/opportunities of their communities and empower them to deliver these ideas by providing practical support - such as developing their project plans and budgets and accessing local pots of funding.

This is a full time 35 hours per week, fixed term contract until March 2023 with possible extension. Flexible hybrid working is offered working from home and in office located in London.

About the role
As the Community Champions Project Leader, you will recruit and support community members to become Community Champions who will enable residents in local estates to get involved in local programmes, activities, and health lifestyle programmes. You will ensure the Community Champions scheme can support specific families with information and advice around healthy eating, cooking, and physical activity.
You will also identify or deliver continuous professional development for volunteers that will enable them to signpost members of the community to appropriate services and support a range of volunteer-run activities and events e.g., information sessions and specialist training workshops on health and well-being.

Occasionally you will be required to attend occasional evening or weekend activities, for which time off in lieu can be taken

About you
This role will be suited to someone who has significant experience of project work in neighbourhoods to support residents to develop their potential and experience of delivering services in diverse communities to support families and people in need of support. You will have experience of promoting and supporting people to access health living programmes and activities and in training or supporting the learning of adults.

It requires someone with some volunteer management experience, who is person-centred and able to motivate and empower diverse groups of people, and who can be creative in finding ways to access hard to reach parts of the community. This role will suit someone who is passionate about delivering change on a local level.

This role will require you to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced clearance from Disclosure and Barring Service

The cut off for CV's is 3rd August

If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity, please get in touch now for a more detailed job description.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.