Community Outreach Coordinator

The Community Outreach Coordinator will represent Habitat GB, working with the leadership team to develop and implement initiatives that increase the community hub’s visibility and impact.

 

What is the role?   Community Outreach Coordinator
Reporting to

 Director of Impact

Salary Range   £15,000 – £18,000 (£25,000 – 30,000 pro-rata basis)
Budget Responsibility?  No
Line Management   This role will manage volunteers.
Where will I work?  This hybrid position will be based at Habitat for Humanity   Great Britain’s ReStore Community Hub in Romford, with the   option to work remotely 2 days per week
Hours  Part-time (60%)
Post  3-year fixed-term

 

About Habitat for Humanity GB

Habitat for Humanity Great Britain (Habitat GB) is part of the international Habitat for Humanity network. We address housing poverty worldwide by partnering with communities and families to help them achieve their dreams of safe, decent housing.

 

Purpose of the Role

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Community Outreach Coordinator to join our growing, dynamic team. This role will support the development of a community hub attached to our charity retail “ReStore” in Romford – the first of its kind in the GB. Globally, over 1,000 ReStores operate with the mission of upcycling unwanted home materials to support low-income households and promote a circular economy. Beyond being a retail space, our ReStore aims to become a community hub offering additional targeted activities and services to those most vulnerable to housing insecurity. Our pilot programme will focus on supporting women recovering from domestic abuse or trafficking. These women will access free essential goods from the store, and benefit from workshops and courses such as upholstery, upcycling, art therapy, employability, confidence-building, and practical life skills.
 

Main Responsibilities

We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to design and maintain all community outreach activities. The Community Outreach Coordinator will represent Habitat GB, working with the leadership team to develop and implement initiatives that increase the community hub’s visibility and impact.

 

  • Relationship Building: Cultivate and maintain relationships with collaborative partners in the housing support sector.
  • Budget Preparation: Assist in preparing an annual budget for community outreach activities.
  • Volunteer Management: Recruit, screen, and train volunteers.
  • Event Coordination: Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances, and other communication opportunities.
  • Special Event Organisation: Organise special events, including donor and volunteer appreciation events, and fundraising initiatives.
  • Proposal Development: Support the development of proposals for new initiatives.
  • Performance Tracking: Track and report on outreach performance and impact.
  • Safety and Compliance: Ensure events and activities comply with regulatory standards, manage risk, and ensure program safety and quality assurance.
  • Additional Duties: Undertake additional responsibilities as assigned.

 

 

Person Specification:

You will play a key role in developing and implementing community hub services and outreach efforts. You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to adapt your approach to meet the needs of the people we support. This role is ideal for someone with a background in community outreach or social care, though we welcome applicants with relevant transferable experience and skills.

 

Skills and Competencies:

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience of managing people or volunteers within a relevant sector.
  • Skill in networking and liaising with specialist service providers or agencies to establish and improve service access for target groups, ideally within the housing support or related sector.
  • Proven relationship-building skills to support collaboration and partnership activities.
  • Understanding of the effects of trauma on people and how to work in a trauma-informed way.
  • Good understanding of safeguarding practices in outreach work/social care and ability to work with confidentiality.
  • Ability to effectively manage and, when designated, supervise diverse work activities.
  • Ability to communicate and disseminate information effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Support for Habitat’s values and willingness to be a part of the Habitat GB team, contributing to an inclusive, kind and people-positive culture.

 

The role and responsibilities will be carried out in a way which reflects:

  •  Habitat GB’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable adults and children in accordance with our Safeguarding Policy.
  • A commitment to Habitat GB’s vision, mission, values and approach.
  • A commitment to effective management of risk, by operating within the Charity’s code of conduct, policies, procedures, and controls and by carrying out the risk management and assurance responsibilities of the role as set out in relevant Policy and Procedures.

 

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Job descriptions may be subject to change.

 

Flexibility

Habitat GB is seeking to rapidly expand its activities and impact to fight poverty across the world. This means that the organisation must be adaptable and flexible and have an ambitious, dynamic and flexible team.  It is a requirement of the post holder to be flexible in terms of location (within reason), line management, and duties and responsibilities.

 

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship – the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

 

Start your Habitat Journey

We want the recruitment process to give you the opportunity to share your skills and experience, and to find out more about Habitat. You are welcome to get in touch and arrange an informal chat with a member of the team before submitting an application.

To apply for the role, please send us your CV and a cover letter telling us about yourself, how you meet the person specification, and your motivation for applying – we don’t expect this to be more than two sides of A4. Email it to svijaywargiya@habitatforhumanity.org.uk.

 

The deadline for applications is 20 July 2024 (at 11:59 pm).

 

Interviews will take place online from the week beginning 29 July 2024. Selected candidates will be contacted to agree a suitable time for interview.

 

Please note that we do not reimburse any expenses incurred during interviews.

 

We’d prefer to hear directly from applicants – we won’t be working with third party recruiters on this role. 

 

This post profile is not set in stone. It gives insight into the main purpose of the role, and expected responsibilities, but it might be reviewed in the future to meet the changing requirements of Habitat for Humanity GB – any changes will be made in discussion with the post-holder. 

 

Habitat for Humanity requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguard our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work.  Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of our code of conduct. The employment of this position will be subject to a satisfactory reference check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

 

At Habitat for Humanity GB, we aim to build, develop and retain a talented workforce that represents a variety of backgrounds, skills and experiences. We welcome and actively encourage applications from anyone who feels they’d be a good fit for our organisation, regardless of race, religion, colour, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, neurodiversity or any other protected characteristics.

 

Unfortunately, because of high volume of applications we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants. If you haven’t heard from us within a month of the application deadline, please assume that your application has not been successful.