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We are a London Living Wage employer and have achieved the gold standard Investors in People award.

We have about 30 staff and offer a range of employment benefits as well as the opportunity to work for a well known and respected non profit organisation.

Benefits include:

  • 25 days annual leave and additional  leave days over the festive period;
  • continual professional development – both in house and external training relevant to your role;
  • up to two weeks paid study leave per year;
  • an employer pension contribution of 6%;
  • cycle to work scheme;
  • a summer staff away day and a festive party.

Community Engagement Coordinator

Based at Hackney CVS

Salary: £32,000 pro rata 

Part-time: 14 hours / 2 days per week

Fixed-term, up to 3 months (dependent on when successful applicant is able to commence in post)

Are you passionate about the needs of older people living in Hackney? Do you want to help shape the design of Council services so that older people living in Hackney can lead more fulfilling lives? If so then read on. 

We are looking for a Community Engagement Coordinator to deliver the day-to-day activities for our contract with Hackney Council, to co-ordinate community engagement activities with people aged 55+.

You will play a crucial role in ensuring that Hackney Council honour one of its manifesto commitments, in which it was pledged that:

‘We [Hackney Council] will develop a new Older People’s Strategy, through a process led by older people, ensuring they have a central place in shaping all council services and the wider priorities of the Council’

You will be the main point of contact for a group of six Community Engagement Facilitators, made up of a diverse group of Hackney residents, tasked with undertaking community engagement with other Hackney residents, aged 55+.

You will also be responsible for working with Council officers to find suitable opportunities for engagement activities to be undertaken, and also provide support in the write-up of findings, and preparing these to share with Hackney Council. The community engagement activities will take place throughout October and November 2019, and December will be when final write-ups will be completed to support Council staff with analysis.  

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you. For an informal chat, call Tony Wong, Connect Hackney Programme Director on 07951 341 820, or submit your CV and Cover Letter, no longer than two sides of A4, outlining your interest in the role and how you meet the person specification provided in the Job Description to recruitment@hcvs.org.uk, or via post to Vicky Scott, Hackney CVS, The Adiaha Antigha Centre, 24-30 Dalston Lane, Hackney, London, E8 3AZ.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 9th October 2019. Interviews are expected to be held on Friday 18th October 2019. 

Download the job description and person specification

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Meet the trustees

Hackney CVS can pride itself in having very professional staff dedicated to realising the aims of the organisation. There were many examples of colleagues helping each other and sharing knowledge and skills to support clients and contribute to the plans of the organisation.

Javier Jaso, IIP assessor