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Street Action Project Officer
coast and vale community action

Job Description

About Us:

Coast and Vale Community Action is a registered charity and not for profit company primarily operating in the Scarborough and Ryedale areas of North Yorkshire.

Our vision is of thriving, connected and independent communities where local people are enabled to identify and act upon common issues, working together to improve quality of community life. We provide managed workspace, community facilities, community projects and services, as well as providing a means for local people to come together to identify and act upon matters of community importance.

About the role:

We are delighted to have been awarded funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver an exciting four year initiative to further support and develop communities in our local area.  Street Action will co-develop a programme of work with communities in the Scarborough area which helps individuals and groups to celebrate the good things about where they live whilst also providing the support needed to enable them to work better together to tackle the common challenges.  This is a grassroots up approach, driven by communities themselves and the Project Officer will be key to its success.

The post holder will be expected to be out and about in communities, making themselves known, developing new contats and learning about what makes the area tick.  They will utilise a variety of community locations to learn about and work with local people.  They will identify individuals with vision and passion and help them with the practical steps needed to gather others around them to create community solutions.

About you:

We are looking for a motivated, confident and proactive individual who will have:

· Good knowledge of the local area (or the ability to quickly gain that knowledge)

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Strong communication skills

· Energy and initiative

· Ability to motivate self and others

· The ability to work positively as part of the CaVCA team and work on own initiative towards the achievement of project outcomes

· Keen awareness of the role of the public sector, private sector and voluntary sector in the life of local communities

· An understanding of how marketing tools, including social media, can be used to reach key audiences

· Good working knowledge of IT systems

· Experiences of running community events

· Commitment to CaVCA’s mission

· Willingness to work outside of office hours where required

· Full driving licence and access to own transport, or the ability to travel independently throughout the project area

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

Application Instructions

Please try to address each of the points in the person specification in your covering letter, with examples, as this will be used in our shortlisting process