Community Investment Advisor
The salary for this role is £36,989 to £40,146 per annum for working 36-hours per week. The role is offered as a 6-month fixed-term/secondment opportunity.
Our aim is to help communities transform their neighbourhoods.
You will be joining us in our ambitious journey to transform the way we invest in Surrey's communities. Your Fund Surrey - a community capital fund - encourages local communities to identify, propose and deliver projects that will improve their neighbourhoods. The Fund is bringing community-led projects to life that make a significant difference to local people.
We are looking for a proactive individual who can work flexibly to engage with communities to develop ideas and project proposals. As part of this, you will need to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and work with multiple projects to ensure that they are proceeding through the decision-making process.
You will be working in a small investment team, within a wider team who are focused on improving the Council's engagement with local residents.
You will monitor the progress of projects that have been awarded funding, ensuring they are implemented as agreed and deliver the benefits for the local community. This will include identifying and resolving any issues with projects as they arise. You will be confident in building rapport with a diverse range of internal and external partners and be able to manage your workload so you can monitor multiple projects. You will also demonstrate a real commitment to empowering residents to help shape the places where they live and work.
To be considered for interview, your application must clearly evidence that you:
- Are able to manage your workload to ensure you are monitoring multiple projects at the same time,
- Are confident at report writing and presenting complex information,
- Have experience of successfully engaging with and advising diverse communities,
- Can analyse data and information to inform decision-making,
- Can assist in monitoring and managing budgets.
The role is part of a team that mostly work virtually, the role has a base in SCC's new home in Woodhatch, Reigate when in the office but there is also opportunity to work in various locations across the County.
This position is initially offered on a fixed-term contract until end January 2024, but with the potential to extend. It could be offered as a secondment for internal staff and is offered as a full-time role.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11/06/2023.
Interviews are likely to take place on 20/06/2023 or 21/06/2023.
This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our website.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.