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Community Engagement Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Do you have the energy, enthusiasm and commitment to engage communities to get involved in improving and shaping their local areas?

We are looking for an exceptional individual, with strong relationship and stakeholder management skills, and excellent communication skills.

You will be responsible for managing, developing and delivering community engagement programmes in both the London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth.

This is an opportunity to lead on and be accountable for the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy for both Councils – known as Wandsworth Local Fund in Wandsworth, and the Community Fund in Richmond.

The post holder will be pivotal in the relationship between the Councils, partner organisations, community and amenity groups and local people.

This will include support the embedding of community involvement in Council services.

You will use your management experience to lead a large Community Engagement team across two Boroughs to drive forward actions and deliver positive outcomes for our communities.

We welcome applications from candidates with experience and skills across the following areas:

  • Delivering community engagement, involvement and capacity building projects in a local authority or similar organisation
  • Negotiating, influencing and building constructive relationships with a wide range of key stakeholders including members of the public, local organisations, colleagues and elected members
  • Project planning to deliver agreed outcomes to demanding timescales
  • Working successfully with community or voluntary organisations or residents to build community capacity

We can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include compressed hours, home working and flexible working and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:                   30th September 2019

Shortlisting Date:            3rd October 2019

Interview Date:                9th and 10th October 2019


Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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