Community Neighbourhood Assistant
£22,377 - £23,607 per annum
12 month fixed term
Community Neighbourhoods are localised networks bringing together physical assets like libraries and community centres with social assets like volunteering and sports activities with the aim to increase people’s networks.
Community Neighbourhoods are at the heart of the Council’s vision for developing community resilience. By building the community infrastructure which enable residents to network, volunteer and be active, Community Neighbourhoods will be central to strengthening community cohesion and resilience.
ABOUT THE JOB
Community Neighbourhood Assistants will be the ‘face’ of Community Neighbourhoods within libraries, community centres and at Community Neighbourhood events, engaging with residents and ensuring the smooth running of the facilities on a day-to-day basis.
Much of the work will require you to undertake library duties such as stock tidying, floor walking and assisting residents with self-service and online systems. The post also covers community centre’s and events.
You will also be assisting in the daily opening and closing procedures of libraries and community centre’s and assisting senior officers with the day to day running of sites.
You need to relish working with the public, enjoy interacting with residents and be able to bring your experience of this to the role. You must also be able to demonstrate you can work in an organised way, with good literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.
A high degree of flexibility will be required as you may be asked to work in a variety of locations as and when required. If you are motivated, flexible, and would like to opportunity to work across a range of functions in Community Neighbourhoods we want to hear from you.
Closing Date: 30th October 2020
Please view Community Neighbourhood Assistant JD
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).