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3 months ago
Blue Octopus
Salary: £21,239 per annum
Location: Hartlepool
Job type: Contract
Employment Type: Employer
Contact: Blue Octopus Team
Sector: Public Sector
Category: Marketing Communications Jobs

Communications and Connections Worker BLUC81529
Hartfields, Hartlepool
Salary £21,239 per annum

This is a newly created role which will deliver the communications and networking activity for the Hartlepool Action Lab. The Action Lab brings local people and organisations together to develop solutions to poverty in Hartlepool. Their work includes projects focused on housing, volunteering and work, community action, food poverty, fuel poverty and benefits.

Their Social Action Plan for the coming 3 years was developed through dialogue with stakeholders and aims to strengthen, resource, sustain and build social action to solve poverty in the town. This post is a key element of delivering a strong foundation on which existing projects and new activity to engage, motivate and draw people into action will be built.

This fixed term post (until 31/03/22) offers an exciting opportunity to work alongside others – local residents, voluntary organisations, the public sector and businesses – in supporting and developing the skills of those delivering action to make a genuine impact on poverty.

You will be responsible for actively connecting those involved in projects and activities within Hartlepool Action Lab with each other, creating networking opportunities, utilising social media to connect people and organisations, maintaining the website and delivering a programme of communication activity.

About you:

•    If you have experience of working with and in diverse groups, communities and neighbourhoods and producing on-line content, along with a passion for supporting collaborative initiatives then we would love to hear from you.
•    We are keen to hear about your excellent communication skills, your team working ability and how you can work flexibly and pro-actively to achieve your goals.
•    You will be a good planner and have a creative streak that allows you to innovate and try out new endeavours.

About our client:

Our client is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. The Foundation is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. 

The Foundation is a registered charity no 210169 (England and Wales).

Closing date for applications is Sunday 19 May 2019
Interviews will take place week commencing 27 May 2019

They believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background.

This post is funded through the Place Based Social Action Programme of The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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