Job Description

Community Neighbourhood Assistant Scale 4
£22,995 – £24,258 pa pro rata
23 hours per week 1 year Fixed Term

ABOUT US

Community Neighbourhoods are at the heart of the Council’s vision for developing community resilience. By building the community infrastructure which enable residents to network, volunteer and be active, Community Neighbourhoods will be central to strengthening community cohesion and resilience.

Beckton and Royal Docks Community Neighbourhood manages two libraries and two community centres. We are in the south of the borough, as well as great green spaces we also have London City Airport and the Royal Docks developments within our neighbourhood. This is a rapidly evolving area of Newham, Beckton was developed in the 1980’s whilst the Royal Docks celebrates their 100th year in 2021. This is an exciting time to join our team with a re furbished library in North Woolwich and the opportunity to support our residents as they begin to normal life after Covid.

ABOUT THE JOB

Community Neighbourhood Assistants are the ‘face’ of Community Neighbourhoods. They are the people within libraries, community centres and at Community Neighbourhood events who are engaging with residents and ensuring the smooth running of the facilities on a day-to-day basis.

Much of the work will require you to undertake library duties such as stock tidying, floor walking and assisting residents with self-service and online systems, ensuring digital inclusion. The post also covers community centres and events. You will also have the opportunity to engage with residents in activities from storytelling with under-fives to supporting community assemblies.

ABOUT YOU

You need to relish working with the public, enjoy interacting with residents, deal with queries and problems professionally and with patience. You must also be able to demonstrate you can work in an organised way, with good literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. You don’t have to be a great reader but a respect of books and reading is valuable in this role. We are also keen to interview people who are interested in the arts and creativity to expand the use of our community gallery.

A high degree of flexibility will be required as you may be asked to work evenings and weekends in a variety of locations as and when required. If you are motivated, flexible, and would like the opportunity to work across a range of functions in Community Neighbourhoods we want to hear from you.

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x 2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

Closing Date: 07/8/2021 at 23:59

IMPORTANT: If you are an LBN member of staff and applying for this role as a secondment you should note that secondments are subject to the agreement of your current employing service. Please ensure that you inform your line manager of your intention to apply for the post in the first instance.

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

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