Seize and create opportunities for a diverse and talented community.
In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. This is particularly important in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Through a multi-million pound renovation – co-designed with the residents – we are turning Lancaster West into a model estate for the 21st century. By ensuring that an investment in Lancaster West is also an investment in North Kensington, we are working closely with local communities to provide new jobs and training opportunities, promote health and wellness and become a district equipped for a digital and sustainable future.
As the Head of Community Development and Partnerships based in the heart of North Kensington, you will be the key to our success in creating and seizing opportunities to improve the lives of local residents.
You will co-create a program of innovative community initiatives that will leave a lasting legacy. These can include training, access to work, health and wellness activities and improvement of common spaces. We will also seek to provide creative respite options for residents from the noise and disruption of the renovation, as well as coordinate volunteer programs that produce results for our community.
You will need to forge positive relationships with residents’ associations and community groups, as well as with employers, education and support organizations. You will seek fundraising opportunities, promote volunteering, and maximize the use of community property. This is the opportunity to leave your mark in a prominent place by creating real social value and a lasting legacy.
Please refer to the job description for more information.
This is an ideal step for an ambitious project manager with experience in housing, training and employment, or community development. Able to work seamlessly between the public, voluntary and public sectors, you are a good communicator, able to bring different agencies and services together to meet the needs of diverse residents. A problem solver and negotiator, you are pragmatic and ready to change quickly, but also able to plan effectively for the longer term.
You are able to mentor and lead a dynamic team of community development project officers to achieve measurable results in accordance with our community development strategy.
In return, you can expect a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension plan, and generous annual leave as well as statutory holidays.
Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person’s specifications and job description. CVs alone will not be taken into account for this position.
We reserve the right to close this position earlier if we receive a large number of suitable candidates.
We are committed to promoting equality and respect for diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a confident employer when it comes to disability – we are committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
We engage our staff with a variety of types of learning, including face-to-face and virtual learning, as we want to ensure that our staff understand our values and behaviors, develop their skills and develop their careers.
This position is covered by the duty of fluency, as outlined in the Code of Practice on English Language Requirements for Public Sector Workers.
We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.