Community Engagement Officer

Posted 01/05/2024 by Shared Lives

Community Engagement Officer
Scorrier, Cornwall (with significant travel across Cornwall)

About us

We’re Shared Lives South West. We’re an award-winning charity that delivers long-term and short break care and support services throughout Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

We recruit, train and support carers who offer accommodation in their own home to people with care and support needs. This enables them to share in family life, develop skills and maintain their independence.

We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by The Care Quality Commission and take pride in providing top quality care and support.

Having been established for 20 years, we have a wealth of experience and expertise when it comes to supporting adults with care and support needs and enabling our carers to provide support within their own homes.

We are now looking for a Community Engagement Officer to join our team on a full-time basis, for a twelve-month fixed-term contract.

The Benefits

- Starting salary of £27,738.12 per annum
- 25 days’ paid leave per year in addition to Bank Holidays
- Salary sacrifice pension scheme
- Blue Light Card
- Charity Workers Discount
- Community days
- A mindful employer
- AIG bereavement counselling and probate helpline
- AIG Smart Health
- Bicycle Scheme
- Death in Service Insurance
- Accident and injury insurance
- Flu vaccination

This is a brilliant opportunity for a sales or marketing professional with fantastic interpersonal skills to progress their career in the charity sector with our vital organisation.

You will discover a rewarding role, where you use your expertise to transform the lives of countless people whilst developing a valuable skill-set in a rewarding industry sector.

What’s more, to ensure you can reach your ideal work/life balance, we’re offering you one hour per week to spend optimising your personal wellbeing, alongside person-centred benefits.

So, if you want to be part of a team that is making a positive difference in people's lives every day, then apply now!

The Role

As a Community Engagement Officer, you will raise awareness of our work and encourage carer applications by developing our community presence.

Conducting research, you will identify opportunities for enhancing community visibility
and networking with potential carers, creating a database of local events, activities, and prominent community venues, including key contacts and costs.

You will co-ordinate a prioritised schedule of community engagement activities, attending events, activities and venues, overseeing the management of stalls, promotional tools and materials, and supporting other attending staff.

Additionally, you will:

- Ensure that our promotional materials are displayed in prominent community spaces
- Support the Communication Officer to enhance our online presence
- Collect data to assess the effectiveness of community engagement and recruitment
- Capture data during, and following, activities and events
- Analyse and present data to inform future marketing and recruitment strategies

About You

To be considered as a Community Engagement Officer, you will need:

- Experience in sales or marketing
- Experience of developing strong and effective internal and external relationships
- Knowledge of current data protection requirements
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Confidence in using social media platforms and Microsoft Office
- A basic level of education, including Maths and English to GCSE level (or equivalent)

The closing date for this role is 29th May 2024.

Other organisations may call this role Charity Engagement Officer, Access and Engagement Officer, Partnerships and Community Engagement Officer, Public Engagement Officer, or Project Management Officer.

Webrecruit and Shared Lives South West are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re looking for a rewarding role as a Community Engagement Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
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