Leeds City Council have recently been successful in securing grant funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to develop and deliver the Community Connectors programme.
The aim of the programme is to support migrant communities living in our inner city areas to access services, and connect with wider settled residents.
We are looking to recruit five Community Connectors who have good understanding of local needs and links to services. They will support local residents by empowering them through information, advice and local opportunities to improve social and emotional wellbeing. They will help to bring them out of isolation and promote independence as well as access local support and services. They will work in key local areas to engage and support new migrants to access services and activities. They will work closely with local services to build community confidence and address inequalities.
The successful candidate should have:
- experience and awareness of local services;
- knowledge and awareness of issues faced by migrant communities
- experience of volunteering, supporting or working with local residents
Click here for more details https://jobs.leeds.gov.uk/jobdetails.aspx?id=32478
The successful candidates will work 37 hours per week and will need to be willing to work across different offices in Leeds. If you have the confidence and experience to engage with a range of partners and communities on this important area of work and are flexible in your approach to working, then you should consider applying to us.
The right person for the job will be able to demonstrate in their application form how they meet the relevant criteria in the employee specification.
All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.
We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.