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The London Borough of Brent doesn’t hold back when it comes to placemaking. We reside in a state of the art Civic Centre in Wembley, next to the iconic Wembley stadium and in one of the fastest developing areas in London. Our redevelopment of South Kilburn estate is an exemplar of how estate redevelopment should be delivered. There is however so much more to be done. The housing crisis has hit us hard and the lack of social housing for those who need it is no longer acceptable. This is why we have set a target to deliver 5000 truly affordable homes in the borough over the next 5 years, 1000 of which will be delivered directly by the Council. We have already secured the budget to fund these, backed by funding from the GLA.
We are now looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and self-starting Community Engagement officer to support and facilitate the council new build housing programme, working across both small and medium infill sites and large redevelopment (regeneration) sites. You will be joining the housing supply and partnership team who values the partnership of residents and local stakeholders. As post holder you will enable the community to play an active and positive role pre and post planning and across all aspects of the development. You will be the first point of contact for residents and local stakeholders across multiple schemes, working with diverse teams of in house project managers and external development teams.
We are looking for someone who has experience of successfully leading community engagement including managing community events from conception to execution, creating digital engagement activities and gathering feedback across all mediums. You should be an influencer who has the ability to build effective relationships and work in partnership with and influence a range of different stakeholders, contractors and internal services teams to deliver successful outcomes.
You will be at ease working on your own initiative within community settings and possess the drive to build successful working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders including residents, councillors, community leaders, voluntary and community organisations. So it’s essential that you have experience of effectively communicating with a range of community stakeholders to support the delivery of complex and sometimes contentious projects.
Closing Date: 19th September 2019
Assessment & Interview Date: 23rd September 2019
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.
To apply for this job please visit lbbrent.referrals.selectminds.com.