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 take a community development approach to stimulating, supporting and empowering community activities around growing, food and climate action in the Bingham, Magdalene and The Hays neighbourhood of Edinburgh. This includes recruiting and supporting volunteers and building trusted relationships with community activists and wider agencies/partners. Close coordination with a wider team providing community engagement and community casework will be needed including involvement in wider community engagement activities (e.g. events and outreach).
This role is ideal for someone at any stage in their career who wants to make change happen at a local level using a community development approach towards sustainably tackling poverty and embedding climate actions within a deprived neighbourhood.
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.