Village Development Co-ordinator

  • Job Reference: ACBCK2701/PK
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2021
  • Recruiter: LGBT Foundation
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £23,353
  • Sector: Membership Officer
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: This role is funded until June 30th 2021 (subject to funding)

Job Description

Village Development Co-ordinator
Manchester, Greater Manchester (office/home based)
Salary: £23,353 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week
Special Terms: This role is funded until June 30th 2021 (subject to funding)
Accountable to: Community Safety Lead

We are looking for someone with experience of promoting services and events, someone who is at the heart of LGBT life within Manchester and someone who can think creatively and take an inclusive approach.

LGBT Foundation are recruiting for the exciting position of Village Development Co-ordinator. We are looking for someone who can co-ordinate a number of local projects and support community groups and community members to get involved in LGBT life in Manchester (through online activities, small face-to-face groups and larger community events).

Funded by Manchester City Council, the Voluntary and Community Sector Grant aims to support voluntary and community sector organisations to carry out activities that make an important contribution to meeting the outcomes of the Our Manchester strategy.

The post holder will be expected to work with stakeholders and partners to make the Gay Village in Manchester a safer, more attractive and well-maintained environment, in which LGBT people can be safe and happy. They will also empower community involvement and action in relevant stakeholder groups and initiatives.

The post holder will work with programmes within LGBT Foundation to put community members at the heart of what we do and work to support community groups and initiatives that create vibrant LGBT life in Manchester.

We particularly welcome applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), trans and/or older (50+) as colleagues from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

* Trans is an umbrella and inclusive term used to describe people whose gender identity is different in some way from the gender they were assigned at birth; including non-binary people, cross dressers and all those who partially or incompletely identify with their sex assigned at birth.

We are open to flexible home working if you are using gender identity services and therefore have regular appointments.

It is anticipated that we will be working from home during the COVID-19 Pandemic and for the foreseeable future until such a time that we can return to an office environment or a suitable location is identified.

Your responsibilities will include:

- Working with partners and support collaborations within the Gay Village to build relationships and develop joint community events
- Leading initiatives to improve the physical environment of the Village – Making it a safer, more welcoming, and more enjoyable place to be
- Liaising with Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Police and Village stakeholders to achieve the shared aim of a safer Village, reducing levels of crime and antisocial behaviour
- Support the Operations Manager with the administration of a Venue Hire Brochure/Database of external spaces in Manchester. Assess these against a set criteria and support colleagues at LGBT Foundation and community groups in accessing and negotiating these for the face-to-face provision of groups
- Recruit a “Squad” of Village volunteers to work on relevant community projects in the Village and beyond, including the Village Clean Up Squad
- Promote the benefits of community participation and active citizenship to LGBT communities in Manchester.

Main Responsibilities

Provision of monthly information (accurate data and informative commentary) within your areas of responsibility for performance management purposes.

Compliance with LGBT Foundation’s policies, procedures, management and monitoring systems.

Display a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity and an understanding of the issues faced by marginalised communities, including LGBT people.

In common with all staff, you have a responsibility for your own personal and professional development and training, and for drawing attention to your own training needs as well as those of colleagues that you work with. We are a learning and development organisation and will consistently provide and support opportunities for staff to exceed theirs and our expectations.

All staff are expected to maintain a flexible approach to their roles and respond to the changing needs of the LGBT Foundation.

We understand that working for an LGBT organisation could impact on your identity, community and/or culture. If you would like to discuss this or any aspect of the role further, please contact Gary Harkness.

Closing date: January 27th 2021, 9am

Interviews: February 4th 2021

Benefits to working for LGBT Foundation:

- Generous leave allowance (25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service)
- Sector leading 10% employers’ contributory pension
- Your birthday as a day’s leave
- Staff counselling scheme
- Cycle to Work / Technology Scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Office ‘buddy’ scheme for all new starters
- Free annual flu jab
- Free VDU eye care test
- Staff social budget
- Dedicated training budget for each member of staff and support with Personal Development Plans
- Flexible working to support a healthy work/life balance (including time off in lieu and flexi-time)
- Relaxed dress code

To download a recruitment pack and obtain a copy of the full job description please select the apply button shown.

LGBT Foundation is part of the Disability Confident Scheme and is an Investors in People accredited organisation.

Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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