Part -time Community Engagement officer

£20.00 - £25.00 per hour
29 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
Verity Slade
Experience Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time
Job Purpose To engage with London's diverse communities on behalf of the Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm and ensure that insight from this engagement is used to shape the commission. This includes work that connects to the commissioners, Borough Working Group and Partners Board.

Main Duties

* Lead day to day communications and engagement with London communities and their representative organisations as part of the Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm.
* Implement a programme of engagement to effectively communicate the commission to London communities, and identify opportunities to partner and take action on issues relevant to the commission.
* Cultivate new relationships with priority communities in order to deliver on the commission strategy
* Write briefings for the Mayor and senior managers of the Authority on issues pertaining to community engagement in relation to specific areas of the commission.
* Use creative and innovative methods of engaging London's communities, including new technology and community development approaches.
* Identify opportunities to work with London's communities on issues that matter to the commission, and to feed insight from this into relevant policy teams.
* To gather and record insight from community engagement in a central database and use this to improve the way the organisation understands, and works with, communities.
* Respond appropriately to correspondence and act as an initial point of contact for Londoners and London communities and feed these into relevant policy teams.
* Realise the benefits of a flexible approach to work in undertaking the duties and responsibilities of this job and participating in other public liaison functions in a multi-disciplinary, cross-department and cross-organisational groups and project teams.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the below: -

* Strong stakeholder engagement skills

* The ability to build trust with London's communities and stakeholders
* Understanding of key policy issues in respect of London's communities and stakeholders
* Experience of work on a strategic, London-wide level in developing relationships with a range of London communities and organisations.
* Experience of using community insight to effect change in policy and practice
* Evidence of success in contributing to the building of working relationships across professional and operational boundaries with external organisations.
* Develops new professional relationships
* Understands the needs of others, the constraints they face and the levers to their engagement
* The ability to understands differences and can anticipate areas of conflict and take action
* Identifies opportunities for joint working to minimise duplication and deliver shared goals
* Strong project management skills
* Previous experience of working in an engagement role for Londoners in a public sector organisation
* Strong writing skills and attention to detail
* An interest in History, Culture or the Arts is highly desirable
* Previous experience of consultations is desirable but not essential

If this role is of interest, please do apply with an up to date word version of your CV highlighting all your relevant experience by 11am on Tuesday the 4th of May

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