Introducing Community Renewal Trust
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.
This role will combine providing one-to-one long term holistic casework and supporting community engagement activities across the Bingham, Magdalene and The Hays neighbourhood of Edinburgh. Community engagement includes working with community groups, regular door knocking using our proven approach, and arranging community events. Close coordination with a wider team providing community engagement and community casework is essential. We have some preference for people who could add some specialist knowledge around either mental health or employability (including employer engagement), however, this is desirable rather than essential.
This role is ideal for someone at any stage in their career who can demonstrate their ability to provide whole-person whole-neighbourhood support. We are looking for people who can quickly learn our methodology and who can help build one people’s strengths and foster their resilience/self-care.
Additional Benefits include:
Applications should be made via C.V which should be on the maximum of 1 double sided A4 page accompanied by a covering letter detailing why you would be the perfect fit for such a dynamic initiative.
Please send these to HR@communityrenewal.org.uk
CLOSING DATE Friday 24th March at 5pm
For an informal chat please contact HR@communityrenewal.org.uk to arrange a convenient time.