Good Relations Officer - Fixed Term

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Contract
Salary £25000 - £32500 per annum + See Description
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Wes McCullough
Job ref GR2004_1650448573

Job description

Good Relations Officer


£27,741 - £31,346 per annum

Staffline Recruitment is delighted to be recruiting for a Good Relations Officer. This role is offered on a 3 Year Fixed Term basis. There is a hybrid working scheme with 40% of time based in office, which is Belfast City Centre based

Our client is one of the largest independent housing associations in Northern Ireland, committed to building strong and resilient communities along with providing high quality homes. Across Northern Ireland, they support individuals and groups to enhance their environments, skills, and prospects for long-term prosperity. Their work is focused on creating sustainable and thriving neighbourhoods that promote respect for everyone.

The Job

  • The Good Relations Officer will assist in delivering the Shared Housing Programme by developing the necessary components to improve community cohesion within shared housing schemes and between shared housing schemes and surrounding communities.
  • The delivery of the Shared Housing Programme (the Programme) will entail working with Programme partners to engage, enable and empower local community groups to identify, liaise and coordinate the development and delivery of concerted Good Relations Plans.
  • The Good Relations Officer must measure and evaluate progress in delivering the Good Relations Plans and is responsible for regular reporting of GRP delivery to DfC.

The Person

  • A Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline e.g. social science; community development; community relations OR BTEC Higher or equivalent level of qualification AND OCN Level 2 accredited qualification in Community Relations / Community Development PLUS at least 3 years relevant experience as a practitioner in a Community Relations role OR 5 years community development /community relations experience
  • At least 2 years' experience of building effective working relationships with community groups, public representatives and statutory agencies.
  • At least 2 years' experience of working on funded programmes, meeting programme targets and reporting on progress.
  • Experience of implementing and delivering inventive and collaborative practice in community development and good relations.
  • Experience of managing monitoring & budgets in accordance with policies, procedures and external funding requirements.
  • Demonstrate a track record in negotiating effectively with stakeholders, to ensure successful partnerships and positive outcomes.
  • Knowledge of best practice in community development and empowerment
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of equality issues and legislation and an awareness of the links between equality, diversity, community cohesion and social inclusion.
  • Knowledge of the Together Building a United Community strategy.
  • Complete proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
  • A clear understanding of and commitment to equality principles and the ability to apply them in service provision.
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and to deliver Good Relations Training.
  • Ability to use own initiative and plan and organise work and a flexible attitude to work.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Able to travel to meet the operational requirements of the post without reliance on public transport
  • Be available for evening or weekend work as required.

On offer

  • £27,741 - £31,346 per annum
  • Health Cash Plan incentives
  • 22 days annual leave plus an additional 12 statutory and public holidays (pro rata where applicable)
  • Pension Scheme to at least 6% of your salary
  • Flexitime arrangements
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Relevant membership fees of professional bodies paid for
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Aids to Study - Support in continuous professional development, whereby day release is given (if possible), study and exam leave given, fees and book costs are reimbursed over the course period.
  • Car parking
  • Family Friendly - generous maternity and paternity pay, Marriage/Civil Partnership leave, Domestic Distress Leave, Adoption and surrogacy leave

To apply

To be considered for this position, please forward your CV to Wes McCullough at Staffline Recruitment by clicking on the APPLY button on this page and attaching your CV. You can also contact Wes on 02896 913 692/07384 218 447

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