Community Liaison Worker
COMMUNITY LIAISON JOB DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Project Manager, the Community Liaison will be responsible for building and developing links and partnerships with local schools, organisations and community groups, and building the reputation of the EEA and Outlook Meadow for delivering professional services.
The Community Liaison will
- Be responsible for agreeing, developing and delivering collaborations with groups and individuals that wish to link with the EEA, use the facilities at Outlook Meadow and Woodland, or become involved in one of our funded projects or programmes.
- Manage the volunteers, children and young people involved in the project to hand and ensure that all visits are planned and fully understood by all concerned.
- Communicate the objectives and content of all sessions within the project to hand, ensuring that all equipment, personnel and facilities are available at each session.
- Represent the EEA and Outlook Meadow at relevant meetings or sessions within Wrexham, Flintshire and the surrounding areas. Working with the Project Development Director, Project Manager and others, he or she will ensure that the EEA’s reputation for delivering quality projects, both on time and to an excellent standard is maintained.
- Balance, at all times, the cost of attending a meeting, against the potential benefit and make it clear to all concerned that the EEA and Outlook Meadow and Woodland are not charities and have to cover costs.
The Community Liaison MUST:
- Have a strong network of contacts within the educational/community sector of Wrexham and Flintshire
- Have a good understanding of the financial constraints of schools, colleges and other educational establishments
- Have experience of working in the training, development or ‘third’ sectors.
- Have enthusiasm for social enterprise and the charitable focus of the EEA.
- Be a good team player and enjoy the challenge of delivering projects both well and on time
- Have a clean DBS record
- Demonstrate these skills at a strong level:
- Planning and prioritising
- Problem solving
- Innovative thinking
- Communicating and Influencing
The Community liaison SHOULD have:
- Proven experience of working in the educational or developmental field
- Proven experience of working with children, young people and the disadvantaged.
- Proven experience of working with local authorities, social enterprise and/or the NHS.
- A valid ‘clean’ driving full driving licence
It is expected that the selected candidate will have good verbal, literacy, numeracy and computer skills.
Successful candidates will be expected to have the following qualifications, or obtain them within 6 months:
- First Aid
- First Aid (Outdoor adventure)
- Food handling and hygiene
- Forest School Leader (Grade 3)
- Health and Safety Risk Assessment Level2)
Successful candidates will be encouraged to improve their qualifications in the following fields:
- Child safeguarding
- Adult safeguarding
- Leading on safeguarding
This position, as with all positions within the EEA, is a flexible and varied position that can be part time, or paired with another project to become full time. It can be job shared between 2 people and can be on a salaried basis, or on a sessional basis, all by negotiation. Under agreed circumstances, this position can be taken on a total or part voluntary basis with some or all of the salary being deferred or not taken.
The EEA is an equal opportunities employer and also has a multi-cultural and diversity policy. All positions within the EEA are advertised openly and are open to both existing staff members, volunteers, sessional workers and the general public. Selection will be on the basis of the Skills outlined above, and on those criteria only.