Are you passionate about eradicating inequalities and harnessing the power of communities?
Can you provide exceptional leadership for an inclusive partnership approach to improve opportunities for local people and put community at the heart of our plans?
Are you a strategic thinker, identifying specific solutions to local challenges and strengthening the involvement of residents in community life?
Bringing partners and communities together across 3 Islington localities is critical to our ambitions for stronger communities and more integrated early intervention and prevention. A key priority is to extend reach into our diverse communities and work with them to enable stronger community voice, better relationships and more responsive delivery.
You will play a key role in the delivery of this through developing and maintaining strong relationships with residents, voluntary and community sector partners as well as emerging grassroots groups; working towards increasing community participation and local activism.
This role calls for an experienced and ambitious leader who can energetically enable the delivery of Islington’s new Community Partnerships Model at a locality level; its vision and approach, and to successfully manage a locality-based team and resources.
You will build strong relationships with community partners, Councillors and departments to translate the vision into a compelling narrative and plan that staff, partners and the community can all unite behind and work together towards delivering.
Can you see yourself in this exciting role with us?
We're determined to make Islington a more equal borough. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.
The council’s strategic plan ‘Islington Together- For a more equal future’ sets out the council’s vision and priorities to achieve this. Key to delivery of this vision is our relationship with the community. We want to work with our community as equal partners.
Through Fairer Together, we want to bring services, assets and people together at locality level to create a more responsive early intervention and prevention offer around strong communities, where regardless of background, people feel safe, connected and have the resources they need to make change in their local areas.
Closing Date: Sunday 14th August 2022 at 23:59
Interviews: Monday 5th September 2022
The Community Partnerships Locality Lead is responsible for oversight and delivery of the Community Partnerships model through a comprehensive programme for strengthening communities in order to deliver social outcomes; reduce demand through greater local resilience and provide leadership in community engagement, community development and asset based working.
You will establish and lead the approach for:
- delivery of the Community Partnership approach, to facilitate greater connection to the local area, including intelligence, relationships and coordination
- a new comprehensive Community Partnerships programme for strengthening communities bringing together resources to deliver the locality based offer
- growing community capacity through targeted community led ventures via a collaborative approach to working with the voluntary and community sector as well as partners in the council and other agencies
- defining a programme of social action embracing community expertise and civic participation
- securing Place-based community networks and partnerships
For a full detailed list of responsibilities, please download and view the Job Description attached to this advert.