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Community Development Practitioner
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC21600
  • Published: Fri 18/11/2022, 16:31 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £30,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Countywide, Hertfordshire

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Community Development Practitioner

Job Title: Community Development Practitioner (Multiply)
Location: Countywide
Starting Salary: £30,151 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £32,909 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Fixed-Term

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce 

This is an exciting opportunity to promote engagement with the Multiply programme to improve maths skills and enable disadvantaged individuals without a Level 2 qualification to progress in maths and benefit in practical ways including developing budgeting skills, helping children with homework, opening up job opportunities and career development.

The purpose of the role is to promote recruitment to Multiply provision by developing a range of information and engagement activities to overcome initial barriers to involvement. It will involve networking across Children’s Services to identify individuals, families and groups to take part, linking up with existing groups and forming new ones. It will involve working closely with prospective learners and partners, including the voluntary and community sector, to ensure they understand what can be offered, how it can be tailored to meet their needs and how they can progress in order to reach their goals. It will involve linking up with other Multiply provision to develop progression routes.

The role will involve using creativity and empathy to find ways to engage with a wide range of disadvantaged individuals and communities to enable them to take the initial step to participate in Multiply. A day might involve running a budgeting session with a group of parents, carrying out a presentation to a Children’s Services team gain a better understanding of the programme and encourage them to make referrals, supporting individuals who have initially engaged to sign up to the next level of Multiply provision, and host other activities to promote engagement.

You will need to have experience of adult and community learning, including curriculum development, and knowledge of how disadvantaged groups can be supported to overcome barriers to learning.

The ability to work in partnership and build excellent relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and the ability to market and promote a service offer are also essential.

Having excellent organisation and communication skills are critical to this role. In this role you will need to have the ability to manage your time to meet pre-set deadlines.

You will need to have excellent administrative skills and the ability to keep accurate records and understand and analyse data.

You will need to have an ability to act in accordance with and apply good equality and diversity practices.

Access to your own car and ability to travel across the county by car will be essential.

The postholder will have an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged individuals and families by enabling them to take the first steps on a journey to improve an essential skill with which many struggle.

Closing Date: Sunday 4th December 2022
Interview Date: Monday 19th December 2022