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Community Centre Officer

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1281
  • Published: Sun 21/07/2024, 19:02 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 35,577.00 - 36,567.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed
JOB DESCRIPTION

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Salary: SO1 £35,577 - £36,567

Contract Type: Full-time Temporary (This is a maternity cover post offered for 12 months)

Working hours per week: 36

Application Deadline: Sun 28/07/2024

Proposed Interview Date(s): 5th - 6th August 2024

Reference:1281

About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

To undertake the day-to-day administrative duties of the Priory Court Community Centre and assist with the smooth running of the centre.

Working closely with the Housing Engagement Officers, Housing Officers and Independent Living Officers and other voluntary and commercial sector organisations, the Community Centre Officer will work to ensure the Centre is a vibrant, well-managed facility that operates within a sustainable framework for the benefit of local residents and organisations.

Priory Court Community Centre is a busy multi-use centre situated on a large estate in Walthamstow. The postholder will need to be efficient and flexible in supporting the centre's wide variety of users from different age groups and ethnicities. The ability to manage a challenging workload and provide excellent customer service at all times is essential. Occasional evening and weekend working will be required.

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Key Responsibilities:

Assist with the day to day running of the centre; supporting staff, volunteers and user groups to use the centre effectively to deliver activities and events

Effectively manage centre bookings from individuals and groups in line with the centre hire procedures

Undertake financial responsibility for centre income and expenditure. This includes raising invoice requests and purchase orders, keeping financial records of receipts of payments

Qualifications and Requirements:

Ability to deal diplomatically and confidently with a wide range of stakeholders and where necessary resolve conflicts and complaints

Computer literate with proficiency in MS Office and online communications

Competence in general administration and financial record keeping

Terms and conditions:

Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;

Satisfactory declaration of interest;

As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any particular English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Richard Harley Housing Community Facilities Coordinator at richard.harley@walthamforest.gov.uk

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.

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  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1281
  • Published: Sun 21/07/2024, 19:02 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 35,577.00 - 36,567.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed