Community Engagement Officer

NW England - outreach to Salford and Knowsley

Community Engagement Officer – Families Fund
One year fixed-term contract
14 hours (2 days) per week – may include weekends

Home-based in the North-West, within easy reach of Salford and Knowsley – own transport required

About Gingerbread

Single parents make up about a quarter of all families with children. Despite the positive changes achieved over the past 100 years, inequality and disadvantage still stand in the way of single parents providing their families with the security they deserve and the opportunities to flourish. Our mission is to champion and enable single parent families to live secure, fulfilling and happy lives.

This is an exciting opportunity for a resourceful and committed community engagement worker looking for a flexible, part-time role, who will enable Gingerbread to deliver a project to get single parent families taking part in sport and leisure activities in Salford and Knowsley.

The Community Engagement Officer will help Gingerbread achieve its mission, working towards a world where single parent families are valued and have the opportunity to thrive. The role is funded by Sport England’s Families Fund.

The Community Engagement Officer will be based remotely and work from home, with regular visits to the Salford and Knowsley areas where our project partners are based – so will need access to their own transport. They will be responsible for identifying, recruiting and supporting single parents to take part in our campaign and programme of activities to get single parent families active, as well as helping our leisure centre partners to develop, gain feedback and report on their programmes of work.

Why work for us

We are the leading national charity working with single parent families.

In this role you will be joining Gingerbread at an exciting time, having recently celebrated our 100th year and launched a new organisational strategy and Change Framework.

About you

You will have demonstrable experience of engaging local communities in projects, including outreach and identifying partnership to promote projects to relevant groups in a local area, as well as gathering and collating feedback for evaluations and project development. You will be an independent and motivated individual, happy working alone as well as with remote colleagues and partner organisations.

What we can offer you

We provide a friendly working environment. We are proud of our range of policies to support staff, which includes working at home, part time working, job sharing and more. We also offer a generous annual leave allowance and a pension scheme.

How to apply

Please read the full job description for the role by downloading the job information pack (below). The person specification sets out the skills and experience we are looking for.

To apply, please email your CV and a short cover letter highlighting how you meet the person specification to recruitment@gingerbread.org.uk stating your name and the post you are applying for in the subject line.

We are open to considering this role as a secondment.

Applications are being considered on a rolling basis. Apply as soon as you can!