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Vacancy details (Closing date - 12 noon, Monday 27th March 2017)

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RHOSDDU COMMUNITY COUNCIL are looking to appoint a ‘COMMUNITY AGENT’

16 hours per week

Salary: £8.45 per hour plus travel expenses

Fixed term for 12 months (with potential for extension – subject to funding)

  • Are you committed to supporting vulnerable and isolated older people living in the Rhosddu area?
  • Do you have 16 hours per week to spare?
  • Do you live/ know the area of Rhosddu well?
  • Are you interested in a flexible local employment opportunity that you can fit around your other commitments?

If the answer is yes to the above……………………………………

Rhosddu Community Council are looking for a Community Agent to operate within the Rhosddu area.

Full training and support will be provided but you must know the area well.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can proactively engage with and support older people in the community, often on a one to one basis.

You must have excellent spoken and communication skills and possess the ability to solve problems.

Must be able to use a computer and have a basic knowledge of word/ excel, although training can be provided as needed.

Welsh speaker desirable or must understand the importance of Welsh Language and Culture.

The post will be subject to a DBS check

Community Agents work to connect people in their area to the services and support that they need, and help older people find their way to activities or services which they would enjoy or find useful.

Making the most of local activities and services is a good way to keep fit, active and independent, but not everyone knows what is available. People with health or other difficulties may need that bit of help to access and benefit from activities and services available to everyone. Community Agents will build relationships with organisations such as the Police, PCSO’s, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, GPs, local libraries and housing groups to ensure that more vulnerable and isolated people have access to the support provided. Fixed-term contract for up to 12 months

  • Line management: the post reports to the Community Council

For an application form/ more information about the role please contact:

Nigel Hodges, Clerk, Rhosddu Community Council, 12 Miller Road, Brymbo, Wrexham, LL11 5FH or email: –  rhosddu@gmail.com or Tel  (01978) 449230

Closing date: – 12 noon Monday 27th March 2017

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