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Community Asset Officer - PO4

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£39,774 to £42,684
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
01/11/2019 at 17:00 PM
Vacancy Description

The Connecting Communities programme seeks to unlock the collective power of Waltham Forest’s people where every resident and local organisation is empowered to lead change. Waltham Forest is an exciting place to work and we have an ambitious vision to transform the borough and the lives of our residents.  The Council was recently awarded MJ Local Authority of the year 2019 recognising the progress made to date. However, we are keen to build on this and go even further in our mission to improve life chances for all. We are also proud to be the named the first Borough of Culture.

We are looking for an individual who is keen to help us deliver change and help us grow and develop our functions for this ambitious programme.

As a Community Asset Officer you will be key to ensuring the delivery of this programme, you will manage and lead projects within the community buildings portfolio to ensure they deliver the required outputs. You will support the Community Asset Review project and work closely with the Connecting Communities networks.  You will  lead a communications and engagement programme, providing information to key stakeholders and managing accountability to the programme.

We are looking for an individual who is driven to improve public services and has proven practical experience of developing good working relationships. You must be able to communicate effectively with internal and external organisations, including Partner and other agencies, with the ability to contribute towards improved services delivery via planning and development activities. In undertaking this role, you will need:

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to prepare and present reports, including identification of recommendations for internal/external forums.
  • The ability to lead and deliver larger projects within a specific deadline frame, generating energy and enthusiasm about change.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that will help you stand out – we’re looking for someone with the ability to work closely with others to identify, recommend and support the development and delivery of improvements. .

About the Connecting Communities Programme

Our Connecting Communities strategy sets out how we plan to use to use the collective power of Waltham Forest’s people to build an integrated, supportive and safe community where every resident, local organisation is empowered to lead change that makes Waltham Forest a better place to live. We’re excited about the future for Waltham Forest, and for the Connecting Communities Programme (to read the Connecting Communities Strategy click here). We are looking for driven, dynamic and forward thinking individual who shares our ambitions for change.

If you wish to contact the recruiting manager regarding the role you can contact Programme Lead for Community Networks and Assets Sajda Shah on


Recruitment Timetable:

Closing Date: Friday 1st November 2019

Equal Opportunities
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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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