Community Renewal
Community Renewal

Charity registered in Scotland SC043684

Community Renewal transforms communities by empowering and engaging individuals in community activity to improve their health, learning and employability.

Current vacancies

Neighbourhood Manager (Bingham, Magdalene & The Hays)

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £40,000
  • Bingham, Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th December 2021

COMMUNITY RENEWAL is a dynamic and innovative organisation at the cutting-edge of work towards ending persistent poverty in Scotland.

Community Renewal works among deprived communities to develop, deliver and share better approaches to unlocking flourishing lives and flourishing neighbourhoods. These approaches always place people and communities in the lead: listening to them, identifying their strengths, supporting them on their terms, and building their capacity to flourish.

Community Renewal alleviates poverty by engaging and forming trusting relationships with individuals, whole families and whole communities together then supporting them by combining holistic case management (e.g. around income, work, health, wellness) with community development (e.g. forming new community activities/groups). This work is about testing change which can inform policy, be scaled up or replicated to achieve a much greater impact than our direct delivery alone.

COMMUNITY RENEWAL: LIFTING NEIGHBOURHOODS TOGETHER

Community Renewal Trust has been awarded a £2.1m grant from National Lottery Community Foundation to deliver Community Renewal: Lifting Neighbourhoods Together (LNT). All the delivery in our Bingham office, where this role is based, is incorporated into the LNT programme.

The LNT programme is looking at how we can radically change how deprived neighbourhoods are supported. We think much more could be done to focus on community engagement and effective case management (e.g. coaching) that sticks with someone for as long as it takes for them to build the capacity to transform their own life for the better. This is unlike some existing services which seek to dissuade people from attending and provide a short-term fix for them.

We invite applications from committed individuals, who thrive on working with communities.

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Neighbourhood Manager - Muirhouse, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £40,000
  • Muirhouse, Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th December 2021

Community Renewal is a dynamic and innovative organisation at the cutting-edge of work towards ending persistent poverty in Scotland.

Community Renewal works among deprived communities to develop, deliver and share better approaches to unlocking flourishing lives and flourishing neighbourhoods. These approaches always place people and communities in the lead: listening to them, identifying their strengths, supporting them on their terms, and building their capacity to flourish.

Community Renewal alleviates poverty by engaging and forming trusting relationships with individuals, whole families and whole communities together then supporting them by combining holistic case management (e.g. around income, work, health, wellness) with community development (e.g. forming new community activities/groups). This work is about testing change which can inform policy, be scaled up or replicated to achieve a much greater impact than our direct delivery alone.

THE ROLE

This post will be covering work that is delivered in Muirhouse primarily but also West Pilton and surrounding streets.

The Neighbourhood Manager has a particular role in line managing a range of staff with different areas of expertise who deliver community services for local residents (e.g. employability, health case management, community development etc). The Neighbourhood Manager is initially expected to line manage Community Renewal staff within Muirhouse. You will play a key role in coordinating activities across the team, especially in terms of community engagement, community events and ensuring premises are welcoming and accessible.

We invite applications from committed individuals, who thrive on working with communities.

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Administrator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,500
  • Edinburgh Muirhouse
  • Closing 15th April 2021

Community Renewal is a social enterprise and registered charity that works to build community, improve quality of life and alleviate poverty by engaging individuals and families and supporting them to achieve sustainable employment, improved health and to become more involved in their community.

Community Renewal leads a consortium which delivers the Edinburgh Targeted and Integrated Employment Service (ETIES) across Edinburgh, to support stages 4 - 5 of the Scottish Strategic Skills Pipeline. ETIES aims to help people in Edinburgh help themselves towards better working lives in well-paid jobs. Our target group is people unhappy with their low-paid or insecure work (including in “gig economy”) and people who are currently between jobs (i.e. less than 6 months unemployed).

The role of Administrator is to support the team with ensuring that all aspects of the outcomes for the ETIES service are met, along with general administration and day to day office operations.

This post will involve working from home during restrictions.

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Community Caseworkers

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Edinburgh - Muirhouse, Bingham or Leith base
  • Closing 20th September 2021

Community Renewal is a social enterprise and registered charity that works to build community, improve quality of life and alleviate poverty by engaging individuals and families and supporting them to achieve sustainable employment, improved health and to become more involved in their community.

Community Renewal leads a consortium which delivers the Edinburgh Targeted and Integrated Employment Service (ETIES) across Edinburgh, to support stages 4 - 5 of the Scottish Strategic Skills Pipeline. ETIES aims to help people in Edinburgh help themselves towards better working lives in well-paid jobs. Our target group is people unhappy with their low-paid or insecure work (including in “gig economy”) and people who are currently between jobs (i.e. less than 6 months unemployed).

The role of Community Caseworker is to support the team with ensuring that all aspects of the outcomes for the ETIES service are met by supporting people into employment opportunities.

We are particularly keen to hear from people who have experience and/or knowledge in other key areas such as digital skills (basic training), income maximisation, self-employment support, housing advice and employer engagement/partnerships.

Post are funded until 31st March 2022 with possibility of funding being extended

This post will involve some blended working from home and office during restrictions.

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Youth & Community Engagement Case Worker

  • Full time
  • from £24,000
  • Edinburgh - Bingham (also in Muirhouse when required)
  • Closing 2nd December 2021

Community Renewal Trust is a social enterprise and registered charity that works to build community, improve quality of life and alleviate poverty by engaging individuals and families and supporting them to achieve sustainable employment, improved health and to become more involved in their community.

Community Renewal delivers the Employment Safety Net project which seeks to support young people furthest from the job market to “self-manage” their life and support needs with the aim of achieving a positive destination e.g. employment, education, training or volunteering.

We work with the people for as long as it takes, building up support and trust to identify what they would like to do and highlight the positive effect it would have on their lives. Our work involves helping to clients to overcome multiple barriers with individualised support ensuring the person is heavily involved in design and core elements to ensure interest and relevance.

The post will be part of a team within the Lifting Neighbourhoods Together team delivering the project across Bingham, Magdalene & The Hays primarily, with additional work in the peripheral community. The projects have been running for a number of years and have a solid foundation on which to develop. The incoming worker will have the support and guidance as well as the freedom to bring a creative approach to the role helping to meet the evolving needs of the people the project engages with. There will be tasks to do that are part of being the wider Lifting Neighbourhoods Together team, such as events, community engagement and sometimes working with people who are not young people as part of collaborating across different specialisms.

Whilst the ESN project has tangible and achievable targets, the emphasis is very much placed on the quality of relationships with the young people. Building trust between worker and client and the wider community are first and foremost to achieve the aims and objectives of the project.

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