Two employment opportunities with the Foundation of Light.
Foundation of Light is now recruiting:
- 2 Trainee Community Organisers to work in Sunderland
- Contract: 51 week Fixed Term contract (full time), 78 weeks Fixed Term contract (part time)
- Salary: £8.55 per hour
- Hours: 35 hrs full time, 22.5 hrs part time
Foundation of Light is looking for dynamic, motivated and enterprising individuals who know the local area to take on the exciting new role of Community Organiser. Successful applicants will be employed by Locality (the UK’s leading network for community-led organisations) and hosted locally by the Foundation of light, who will be providing local support, management and office facilities at the Stadium of Light.
Community Organisers will work in targeted areas to help residents, businesses and groups, namely in Sunderland to develop their collective power to act together for the common good. Extensive training will be given, beginning with a 3-day residential course held from 22 – 25 October 2013.
Community Organisers is a government-funded scheme which aims to train 5,000 ‘Community Organisers’, individuals who will work in local communities around the country to bring people together, listen to ideas, build networks and support people to tackle the local issues which are important to them.
Trainee Community Organisers will learn how to motivate and support people locally to organise by using Listening Matters and other approaches for community action. Listening Matters involves systematic listening and dialogue that builds trusting, respectful relationships, networks and connectivity between and across diverse communities.
Interested applicants should request an application pack by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, downloading packs from our website www.foundationoflight.co.uk or by contacting 0191 551 5311. CVs are not accepted.
Closing date is 19 August 2013.
You should show clearly how you meet the essential and preferred criteria for Trainee Community Organiser as outlined in the person specification, including describing your experience and knowledge gained from paid and unpaid work roles. Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to work in the UK and must be available for a three day residential training course 22 - 25 October 2013.
Selection will be by assessment, a local Interview and a telephone interview. Contracts will be issued after an offer is made, and will need to be signed only after the 3 day residential training course, giving candidates the opportunity to ‘experience’ the work before making a final decision on accepting the post.
Closing date for your application: Monday, 19 August 2013
If you are short-listed you will be invited to attend an assessment day(s) on 10 and 11 September 2013.
Follow-up interviews will be held w/c 16 September 2013.
Successful candidates will attend a 3-day residential training on 22 – 25 October 2013.