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Community Opportunities Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £28,041 – £30,314
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th February 2020

  • Advertised from 10th February 2020
  • QCHA416


It is an exciting time to work with Queens Cross and we are looking for dynamic and motivated individuals to join us.

As an innovative and award winning Housing Association we have undertaken a planned programme of change to ensure we continue to deliver excellent services to all of our customers, now and in years to come. This has led to a number of opportunities to work with us to help us achieve our vision of Excellent Housing in Vibrant Communities.

We are a community-based housing association located in the north west of Glasgow. We manage nearly 4,350 homes and provide tenancy support and community development activities to enhance the local area.

Our employees are expected to take ownership of their workload and adopt a solution-focussed approach that makes a difference to our tenants, other customers, and stakeholders. We are looking for candidates with a positive attitude and the ability to build strong working relationships with their colleagues.

Queens Cross Housing Association has created this exciting new post as part of our commitment to challenging poverty and creating vibrant communities.

This 2 year fixed term role is funded by the Scottish Government’s Investing in Communities Fund.

The successful candidate will be tasked with leading on a new Community Opportunities Project with a focus on increasing participation in community activities within the Westercommon, Hamiltonhill and Woodside areas.

We are looking for a dedicated community development or social housing professional to join our Social Regeneration Team with a remit to drive community engagement and involvement within targeted areas.

Working with our Social Regeneration Team, you must be comfortable working in partnership with schools, community organisations and members of the community.

The work of the Community Opportunities Coordinator must be responsive to the needs of the local community and will lead to an increase in people taking advantage of community learning opportunities.

New opportunities should be created and footfall at our community facilities should increase. The post holder should assist people to overcome barriers to participation and be focused on promoting opportunities designed to tackle isolation, improve educational attainment and contribute towards good health.

Applicants should have a minimum of two years’ experience in community engagement or community development work. Experience of working in a Housing Association environment is desirable, but not essential. The post will require evening and occasional weekend working.

The post offers generous terms and conditions including flexible working hours, contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave and 13 public holidays.

Closing Date: 24 February 2020

Interview Date: 5 March 2020

We are a values led organisation and you will share our commitment to respect, integrity and aspiration.

The post holder will be expected to meet the competency levels expected of all Queens Cross staff particularly with emphasis on attitude, behaviours’ and a customer first approach.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or belief. While we have no policy of treating more favourably candidates sharing any particular protected characteristic, we are particularly interested to hear from suitably qualified applicants with a black or minority ethnic background as this group is under-represented in our staff team.

The Association operates a Job Interview Guarantee Scheme, which means that if you have a disability, and meet the minimum criteria outlined within the Job Description, you will be guaranteed an interview.

To support our LGBTI colleagues and to create an inclusive environment we have signed up to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Working with Stonewall Scotland, we ensure that all our policies, procedures and staff benefits align with best practice for sexual orientation, gender identity, equality, diversity and inclusion.

Application notes

If you are looking to maximise your potential and enjoy working in a dynamic and fast-changing environment, visit our website for an application pack. CVs will not be accepted.

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