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Community Development Officer – Making it Happen



Salary: NJC Scale 23 (old NJC 29) Full-Time equivalent £27,741 (Paid)

3VA is recruiting!

We are looking for an energetic ‘enabler’ to join our team of community development officers working in our exciting Making it Happen project. You will be working with residents and agencies in specific parts of Eastbourne using an asset based approach. The post is fixed term until March 2023.

Working hours: Part time, 21.5 hours per week

Salary: NJC Scale 23 (old NJC 29) Full-Time equivalent £27,741

Making it Happen mission statement is to ‘help communities take control of their future and achieve better outcomes for themselves and all of their members’. Our aim is to facilitate the development of locally ‘grown’ sustainable solutions that meet people and community needs.

Our Community Development Officers are enablers who will work in partnership with residents and organisations in specific local and often disadvantaged communities to maximise and build on the wealth of assets that people possess. They help communities grow and strengthen their personal resilience.

You will be responsible for:

· Community engagement in several local areas of Eastbourne including Shinewater and North Langney.

· Mapping diverse range of local community assets

· Assisting community members in identifying next steps and access opportunities for training, upskilling, building confidence

· Developing, organising and publicising community-based events and initiatives

· Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the project

· Collaborating on funding bids to support new & existing service provision and activities

Ideal candidates will be skilled community development workers who have experience of using asset-based community development approaches to deliver positive outcomes. You will be a great communicator who enjoys motivating and inspiring a wide range of people.

We are particularly encouraging local residents and community development professionals with knowledge of local area to apply.

The role is based in Eastbourne, with frequent travel to delivery locations across the town and beyond in East Sussex, therefore being a car owner and driver is essential.

This post is subject to DBS check.

3VA offers a friendly working environment, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata) and a contributory pension scheme. This role will offer great training and development opportunities as the project develops.

CVs will not be accepted. An application pack is available from the 3VA website.

For more information about the role, please contact Louise Coppen , 3VA Head of Development at

Deadline for applications: 4th October, 5pm.

Interviews are to be held w/c 11th October 2021.

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