Neighbourhood Development Worker

Closing: 31st October 2021
Salary: £19,349 (£23,864 FTE)
Location: Voluntary Action Rotherham
Hours and Working Pattern: 30 hours per week
Term of Employment: Permanent whilst funding allows

Job description

Voluntary Action Rotherham is the lead body for supporting, developing and promoting the voluntary and community sector in the Rotherham Borough. Its core activities and associated projects are a keystone for local community engagement and development.  We are now looking to recruit a Neighbourhood Development Worker to provide support to voluntary and community groups to strengthen their capacity building, funding and governance capabilities.

The primary purpose of this role will be to work with local people, voluntary and community groups and empower them to find solutions to local issues through effective community action in support of the development and delivery of the Neighbourhood Strategy. As well as providing help and assistance to groups and individuals who want to set up or maintain community groups, this role will offer advice on appropriate organisational structures and development needs as well as working in local neighbourhoods to help groups to implement action plans to support their aims and objectives.

The successful candidate will have experience in community development, either in a paid or unpaid capacity, and have had involvement with statutory/voluntary organisations in addressing community issues. As well as having an understanding of social issues and their local impact, the successful candidate should also have some knowledge of funding regimes and their requirements. An understanding and commitment to developing and maintaining partnership working is essential, as is the ability to organise, plan and prioritise their work using their own initiative.

Some evening and weekend work may be necessary to fulfill the duties of this post.

An intrinsic part of the role is to travel throughout the Borough on a regular basis therefore, it is essential that applicants have access to their own transport.

Socially distanced interviews will take place on Wednesday 10th and/or Friday 12th November 2021.

How to apply


To apply for this role, please complete a VAR Application Form and return it to: HR (mark Private and Confidential), Voluntary Action Rotherham, The Spectrum, Coke Hill, Rotherham, S60 2HX or email to: by 5pm on the closing date.  For an informal chat about this role, please contact Kerry McGrath (Volunteering and Group Support Manager) on 01709 829821.

Neighbourhood Development Worker JD Sept21

Neighbourhood Development Worker PS Sept21

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