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Community Outreach Worker

Salary details: £ - £

Location
Home based but would need to travel around Bolsover District Council area
Reference
JOB/24/02383
Salary details
£26,421 to £28,770 per annum pro-rata (pay award pending)
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Permanent
Hours
18.5 hours per week (Wednesday p.m., Thursday & Friday)
Closing Date
14 July 2024

Job Details and Requirements

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Shared Environmental Health Service Team.  The team as a whole deliver services to both North East Derbyshire and Bolsover District Councils, however this role, although employed by North East Derbyshire District Council, will deliver the service just to the residents of Bolsover District Council.   This post is a job share role providing advice and support to residents who are struggling or need support in managing their personal circumstances.

The service will work closely with housing colleagues and support is available from colleagues undertaking the same role at Bolsover District Council and those within North East Derbyshire District Council too.  The aim is to:

  • Provide support and assistance to vulnerable residents, or those simply needing support, using a whole person approach.
  • Assist residents with access to information, advice and local services.
  • Focus on financial hardship, food and fuel poverty and health and wellbeing.

The outreach approach means the role will involve visiting people in their own homes and providing detailed one to one support in assisting them with form filling, benefit checks and budgeting for instance. Building relationships with other organisations is key to maximising our reach to those in need.

About you

Experience of dealing with vulnerable customers directly, will be essential.  Ideally you will be an excellent communicator and proficient at organising your own work.

The role will be based between home working and at Council offices with a need to travel throughout the district visiting customers on a regular basis.

Why work for us?

North East Derbyshire District Council is a dynamic and ambitious organisation and a great place to work. If you join our team, you will become part of a talented and dedicated workforce who take pride in delivering excellent services to our communities whilst driving economic growth and environmental sustainability for our districts.  If you are keen to make a difference to people’s lives and develop your skills and experience, we would like to hear from you.

In return for your commitment, we can offer you

  • Competitive salary
  • Working arrangements with 6am to 11pm flexitime scheme to suit the needs of the service
  • 30 days annual leave with additional 5 days leave awarded after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays and a Christmas closedown
  • Fully funded professional fees
  • Free parking at Council offices
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Discounted leisure services

Learn more about the benefits of working for us at: www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure carried out by the DBS at the Enhanced Level.

For further information

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jayne Hooton, Environmental Health Team Manager on (01246) 217236 or email jayne.hooton@ne-derbyshire,gov.uk or Samantha Bentley, Service Manager on (01246) 217841 or email samantha.bentley@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

Apply today!

If you are interested in this post, please apply using the online application explaining how you meet the job spec on our dedicated webpage on Derbyshire Jobs at: North East Derbyshire District Council Vacancies or via Derbyshire - Jobs and Careers by clicking ‘Apply for this job’ and creating an account.  You can save your progress and exit the application at any time, coming back to it at a later stage to complete and submit your application.  CV’s will not be accepted.   Applications close Midnight, 14th July 2024.

Please read the Guidance Notes provided before completing any application above.

If you do not have internet access, you can request an offline application pack by contacting North East Derbyshire District Council Contact Centre on (01246) 231111 or emailing: human.resources@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note the Council only consider applications from candidates eligible to work in the UK and who possess a current work permit appropriate to the job role advertised.

If you have not received any communication within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion and we thank you for your interest in the job role.