Neighbourhood Connector (New post)
Permanent / Full time (37 hours per week)
Are you a positive, energetic, compassionate and motivated individual who is seeking a challenging role with good career prospects? If the answer is “yes” then we’d love hear from you!
Guildford is a regional centre for leisure, business, education, shopping and culture set in beautiful countryside which includes the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guildford is a thriving market town and is a principal shopping destination with a vibrant night time economy. The town’s geographical location provides excellent transport links in all directions, London is just 30 minutes away on the train and the town is well-served by frequent bus routes and subsidised Park and Ride facilities. All of this contributes to a quality of life that attracts many people to live, work in and visit Guildford.
What’s in it for you ?
With some 900 employees, we are a hugely diverse organisation delivering a wide range of services and employing people with an even broader range of skills. We are eager to attract the best so we provide excellent training opportunities, including support towards professional qualifications and offer well established flexible working arrangements including the ability to vary your start and finish times, work from home and take extra flexi days (by agreement). We also offer many other benefits including health and wellbeing initiatives and discount off a range of well-known high street shops and supermarkets. This role attracts a salary of £25,369 - £29,607 per annum and an annual leave entitlement of 24 days plus bank holidays.
What you’ll do on a typical day:
This role is about working with individuals who are less advantaged and vulnerable and therefore will be
- Working in the community, building relationships with vulnerable individuals
- Enabling individuals to have access to activities that promote wellbeing, learning and employment opportunities
- Responsible for ensuring safeguarding needs are met for vulnerable residents
- Working enthusiastically and positively within the community wellbeing team so that individuals and communities of less advantage feel confident enough to address and tackle issues that affect them.
What you need to succeed in this role:
At a minimum, you will be able to demonstrate:
- Excellent communication skills – essentially to be able to listen and empathise
- A positive and enthusiastic attitude as well as resilience
- Excellent team working skills combined with the ability to work independently
- Flexibility in working style and if required flexible hours
- Good social media and written communication skills
- Strong assertiveness skills and the ability to deal with difficult situations
- Strong organisational skills with attention to detail
It would be great if you also have:
- Good IT skills with a demonstrable knowledge of MS Word and Outlook
- Previous experience in working with people of less advantage.
A basic DBS check will be required for the successful applicant prior to appointment.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sam Hutchison, Community Wellbeing Manager on 01483 444385.
Closing date: Monday 3 December 2018 Interview date: Thursday 13 December 2018