Development Officer (New to Walsall)
Responsible to: Development Manager
Salary: £20,000 – £23,500 depending on experience
Hours: 37 hours per week (flexible)
Contract type: Fixed term until 31st September 2020
One Walsall is seeking an enthusiastic, committed and experienced individual to increase the reach of our community development and voluntary sector capacity building support within the borough’s new communities, particularly those of Central and European backgrounds (Russian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovakian and Polish speaking). As Walsall becomes more diverse, we aim to support all residents, regardless of background, to participate in local voluntary and community action, and support cohesion and understanding between new, existing and emerging communities. Working in partnership, this role will contribute to the priorities of Walsall Council’s Community Cohesion and Integration Strategy and assist new and existing Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations to develop and embed an inclusive approach.
The successful candidate will have experience of working with individuals from Central and Eastern European backgrounds and the ability to communicate in at least one Eastern European language, ideally both verbally and in writing.
Closing date for applications: 28/03/2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview between 5/04/2018 and 6/04/2018.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dave Benge, Development Manager on 01922 619 840.