Community Development Worker
Location: Stockport/Cheadle
Salary: Scale 6 £24360 - 26007 ( Full Time Equivalent)
Expires: 24/10/2021 23:59

Community Development Worker
£24,360 - £26,007 per annum (full time equivalent salary)
29 hours per week
Stockport and Marple Campus

An opportunity has arisen for a Community Development Worker to join The Trafford College Group (TCG) and play a leading role in realising our vision To be a leading provider of education and skills that supports community cohesion and drives local and regional productivity, by taking an active role in meeting the Community Learning targets from the initial identification of learning opportunities to the successful delivery of high quality courses.

About you:

We are looking for someone who has substantial and recent experience of working as a Community Development Worker.  You will have experience of inter-agency and partnership working, experience of post 16 education and also experience of skills for life and community Learning courses.  You will have an awareness and understanding of developments in Adult and Community Learning.

About TCG:

A Great Place to Work.

The Trafford College Group has recently entered the next exciting phase of its journey following the merger with Cheadle and Marple 6th Form College. The merger has provided the Group with a unique opportunity to further shape and direct 16-19 and adult education across the borough of Stockport. 

Every year, thousands of students join us on courses that are designed to further their career prospects, enable transition to higher education or simply satisfy a desire to learn new skills and support wellbeing. Employment with us bring many benefits including:-

43 days annual leave, (full time equivalent, inclusive of bank holidays), generous contributory company pension scheme, childcare discounts, onsite Starbucks, Employee Assistance and Wellbeing Programmes, continuous professional development and free parking.

Our Colleagues go above and beyond to ensure that our students get the best possible teaching and support to enable them to reach their ambitions. We expect the very highest standards for all of our students and this is evidenced year after year by our achievement and progression outcomes.

The Job:

You will work closely with the Community Learning Coordinator to deliver responsive, high quality community learning provision. You will actively research and identify community needs, using local intelligence and partnership work to maximise the opportunities for community learning.  You will also develop and maintain strong links with a wide range of community partners, agencies, groups and development workers to strengthen the capacity of local people in different communities to participate in adult/community learning.

In addition you will liaise with individuals in the community to create demand led provision by understanding national/regional agendas and translating this into local opportunities thus meeting the needs of local communities and organisations.

A job description and person specification is available on our website.

In order to be successful in this role you will need to have maths and English at Level 2 or equivalent (or be prepared to work towards these).

How to apply:

To apply for this position please visit our website to complete an application form:

https://trafford.ac.uk/about/job-opportunities/current-vacancies

This position is open to direct applicants only.

We look forward to receiving an application from you.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 24 October 2021

The Trafford College Group promotes, celebrates and values diversity and is committed to promoting equality for all. As part of our commitment to being a Disability Confident Employer, all disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the job, as set out in the job description and person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.

The Trafford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment at the Trafford College Group is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service and any post in regulated activity will also be subject to an additional barred list check. The Group will meet the costs associated with this.

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we are unfortunately not able to respond to each applicant. If you have not been called for interview within 3 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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