Background: The Community Centre has its 30th year anniversary in 2017. Originally located in a bedding factory, the disused building was occupied by local activists and the Council was coaxed into buying it as a community centre. The building was sold on terms favourable to the Community Centre and the landlord is now CLS Holdings, a locally based developer. Over the years the centre has been the site for a multitude of activities and in the late 1980′s it was even the focus for a weekly live Channel 4 arts and culture program called ClubX. It now provides 7 artist studio spaces, an office space and large hall and cafe for activities to the local community local authority and other voluntary organisations to meet. It is governed by a Board of up to 9 Trustees (known as its Management Committee), drawn from the local area for their experience in the local community and further afield for their expertise.
Trustees are involved on a regular basis in the affairs of the Centre, not only through formal meetings, but are available to the staff for advice and discussion between meetings. The Engagement Officer will report to the Centre Manager VGCC.
The Post: VGCC seeks an Engagement Officer who is committed to the work of the charity. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, identify and build upon on community centre creative capacities, have experience of income generation, and have an understanding of the current issues facing community development and the voluntary sector. They will be able to work effectively with Trustees, tenants and partners to plan and sustain an efficient program of work in a largely self-sufficient situation. They will need to be able to represent VGCC to various partners, community groups and local organisations. The Engagement Officer is expected to be sufficiently flexible to attend occasional out of hour events, as well as all meetings of the Management Committee and its sub-committees as required.
The position is offered for 3 days per week (21 hours), with a salary of £12,650 per annum (Actual Salary)
Flexible working as required to service evening meetings and other events happening within the community
Annual Leave: 21 days pro rata
6 months’ probation period
Deadline for the application is 5pm Thursday 13th April 2017 and interview for successful candidates will be held on Friday 21st April 2017.
To obtain an Application pack please contact Centre Manager, Alice on 02077931110 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org