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Bradford Council Part Time Jobs – Community Development

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Department of Health and Wellbeing

Living Well Community Development and Engagement Workers

7 – £22,129 – £24,920 pa (pro rata for part time)
4 x 37 hours per week (part time / flexible hours offered)
Based at: Various Bradford Council venues (to be confirmed)

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.

Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Living Well Community Development and Engagement Team. Living Well is Bradford’s whole system approach to addressing the rising levels of obesity and reducing the high levels of premature and preventable deaths within the district. Living Well Community Development and Engagement workers will support to deliver priorities in the Living Well programme including aspects of health promotion such as improved physical activity, active ageing, healthy eating, smoking cessation and improved mental wellbeing. Using Community development approaches to determine community priorities, identified needs, interests and assets to enhance engagement, empowerment and ensure solutions are appropriate. These posts will be key in progressing the work to support our communities, improve health and wellbeing outcomes for all and help address health inequalities across Bradford District.

Post holders will directly engage with the local people at grass roots level, reach out to underserved communities, build community capacity and work with partners to tackle and reduce health inequalities. These roles will be key in developing local community networks, setting up and supporting grassroots community/volunteer groups, offering fundraising support to small community groups, signposting and linking them with other support offered by VCS partners and wider statutory and non-statutory partners. The post-holders will work closely with Living Well service colleagues, wider Public Health Team, Community partnerships, Stronger Communities & Neighbourhoods team, voluntary sector partners and wider council colleagues.

Bradford Council is large unitary authority with an excellent reputation. The district provides an interesting and challenging environment for Public Health work, having a wide inequality in life expectancy and a legacy of strong partnership working across health, social care and VCS partners.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Profile.

For further information regarding this post please contact Toshal Patel Bhatia on 07977236269 or email
[email protected]

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of what we do as a Council and the people we support. We have a number of self-directed Staff Networks (Disability, LGBTQ+, Race Equality, Women’s Voice, Working Carers and Young Persons) which assist in providing a voice and support mechanism to colleagues but we are always looking to further our ambition and commitment to achieving and supporting an inclusive workforce. One such example is enabling more direct ways of support amongst staff through the RESPECT Allyship Programme

The RESPECT Allyship Programme offers the opportunity to all staff to learn more about the diverse communities & groups, and provides additional benefits and resources to its members. This is part of the RESPECT Campaign, which is the Council’s Internal Equalities Vision for staff and its ambition to build a truly inclusive workforce, where everyone can be their true selves at work and people are and feel represented across all levels in the organisation.
An Ally is s
omeone who will speak up for others and champion their corner when they need it most.

As a Bradford employee we actively encourage employees to attend as many training events as possible hosted by the RESPECT programme on matters of EDI in order to
support, champion & educate themselves and any colleague who may belong to a different group or community.

Job information webinar

We are offering interested candidates the opportunity to speak to the team about the role. This will be your opportunity to hear about the role, learn about the wider team and ask any questions that you have about applying or how to structure your application.

This webinar will operate as a drop in online session on 19
October 9:30am – 10:30am via Teams. If you would like to attend the session then please email
[email protected]
and we will send you further details.

Closing Date: 25
October 2023

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