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Communities Officer

East Suffolk Council
Place of work:
Riverside, Lowestoft
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Fixed Term 
Closing Date
09 December 2021 01:00 PM
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  • £28,672 - £31,346 per annum (pro rata)
  • Fixed Term for 15 months
  • Based at Riverside, Lowestoft

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

We are looking for a Communities Officer for the Lowestoft and Northern Parishes Community Partnership area to join the team. For this role you will need excellent communication skills and be able to quickly build positive and effective working relationships with a wide range of partners.

You will lead activity across three main areas – health and wellbeing, community enabling, and community safety & anti-social behaviour – helping local organisations and community groups to achieve their ambitions.

The Lowestoft and Northern Parishes Community Partnership area receives the highest number of Anti-Social Behaviour complaints in the district. We would therefore welcome applicants who have significant experience of ASB case management and working with partners and other departments to resolve complaints. You will have a thorough working knowledge of the legislation and experience of serving notices and using appropriate tools and powers to mitigate risk and improve community safety in the local area.

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council and to hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work, take a look at our video.

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Great opportunities for training and development.
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 24 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays).
  • Local government pension scheme.
  • Free car parking (for when you are working in the office)
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the majority of our teams are working from home and there is strict social distancing measures in place for the limited number of staff working from our offices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact  Alex Heys on Alex.Heys@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Closing date: 1pm, 9 December 2021.

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