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Vacancy Details

Community Engagement Officer

Harborough District Council
Grade 7 £35,745- £38,223
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Flexible Hours
37 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
03/06/2024 at 09:00
Harborough District Council

Car user:  Casual

Generous annual leave entitlement and Local Government Pension Scheme

Harborough District Council’s vision is to work with communities in a vibrant, safe and prosperous district and to bring the best opportunities to all.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Community Engagement Officer who has extensive knowledge of engaging and working with communities. Come and join our community partnerships team where you will be responsible for managing a small team who will work across the district supporting Parish/Town Councils, community groups and others. 

You will work with parishes and communities to raise awareness of the role the Council can play in supporting new and existing communities.  To act as support at a local level to deliver community development initiatives and provide guidance and identify opportunities to support parishes and communities in achieving their goals.  

To lead and engage with communities and parishes across the district to build trusted working relationships to enable delivery of community development initiatives.  You will support the delivery of the Council’s Rural Strategy ensuring the strategic outcomes are achieved by working alongside the community and parishes.

You will need to have excellent communication skills and have experience of building working relationships within communities at a local level.  From time to time, you may be required to attend evening meetings, where time off in leu will be given.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am Monday 3rd June 2024.  Interviews will be held on 13th June 2024.

Desirable criteria from the person specification may be used for sifting purposes.

If you think you would be a great fit for us, but don’t meet all the requirements of the role, please contact us as we’d love to discuss how we could be the next step in your career journey.

Please click below to 'apply online'.Our preferred method of receipt of application is via the online application form. CVs will not be accepted.

Should you have any difficulties applying online please e-mail 

How to apply

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This vacancy is now closed