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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS OFFICER

  ST ETHELDREDA'S CHURCH PCC in HATFIELD, HERTS
   £ 13,500 10 month fixed term contract (£1,350 pm)
  Apply before: 23/08/2019
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
  
Telephone:
  +44 (0)7904 159982
Enquiries Email :
  spiresheritage1@gmail.com
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JOB DESCRIPTION
COMMUNITY CONNECTION OFFICER

Job title:                     Community Connection Officer
Location:                    A mixture of home based, within the Hatfield community and within St Etheldreda’s church
Salary:                        £13,500 for a 10 month period (£1,350 per month)
Contract type:            Consultant contract
Contract hours:         20 hours per week to be worked flexibly in line with demands of the project


Full Person Specifications (pdf)
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Description:
St Etheldreda’s Church in Old Hatfield is a beautiful Grade I listed church dating back to the 13th Century. It has a rich and significant history and is situated next to Hatfield House. The church is soon to embark on a major repair and development project to see the building’s condition improved, new community spaces created and toilets and kitchen installed.
 
Before we start this project, we need to create the strong foundations from which the project can build on and ensure its success. Spires Heritage are leading this phase of the project and assisting with the recruitment of a Community Connection Officer who will play an important role in this phase.
 
The Community Connection Officer will work with our team to engage with members of the church congregation, local community, Hatfield House, Love Hatfield, visitors, stakeholders and other local organisations to build and establish support for our project. This will be a highly influential role, representing the parish within the community and generating interest and enthusiasm and support for the project.
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
  • Community Engagement
  1. Engage with residents of Hatfield and wider within the borough to promote the project in person and using social media
  2. Build and develop connections with residents, local businesses, schools, music groups, heritage organisations, and other community projects to understand the needs of the area and develop positive relationships
  3. Lead on and conduct community consultation, using a variety of methods (including face to face and online) with the general public, giving them opportunity to feed into the future project activities, how the church building is used, and how they can be involved
  4. Lead on and conduct community consultation with potential partners and stakeholders, giving them opportunity to feed into the future project activities, how the church building is used, and how they can be involved
  5. Lead on and conduct community consultation with potential major donors (the local rich), to encourage them to financially support the projectLead on and conduct community consultation with potential partners and stakeholders, giving them opportunity to feed into the future project activities, how the church building is used, and how they can be involved
  6. Organise open events to engage people with the project and get them involved, including a pilot heritage project to better understand local interest in the church heritage
  • Publicity and Promotion
  1. Act as an ambassador and representative of the parish to the wider community
  2. Create new, innovative and interesting ways to engage people in the project
  3. Lead the social media presence for the project
 
  • General
  1. Understand existing audiences and visitors to St Etheldreda’s and identify new groups that are not yet being targeted
  2. Undertake desk-based research to understand the church, its community, the needs and opportunities, history and opportunities for new activity
  3. Gather baseline data on church life in order understand the current context
  4. Produce a Community and Heritage Audit Report based on data gathered during this project 
This list is not exhaustive and other requirements in line with the post may be required
 
It is expected that most the time will be spent out in the community. The appointed consultant will also be expected to work one day a week from St Etheldreda’s Church (or another location nearby) but will also be able to work from home when appropriate. Working hours will be agreed based on requirements of the post and flexible in line with development of the project.
 
Pages 2 and 3 provide the measures of success this post will be measured against and the personal specification.
 
Interview Process
Deadline for Applications:       Friday 23rd August 2019 at 5pm
Shortlisting for Interview:        Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th August 2019
Interviews:                               Thursday 5th September 2019
Notification:                             By Monday 9th September 2019
 
Application Process
If you are interested in applying for this post please contact Jean Whitnall on spiresheritage1@gmail.com to request an application form.
 
Applicants should complete the application form, addressing how you meet the person
specification attached with this job description and return to Jean Whitnall by email.
Completion of an application form is essential and we will not accept applications just
containing a CV.
 
 
Community Connection Officer
Measures of Success
 
OutputTarget
Community and Heritage AuditA comprehensive and user-friendly document summarising what you have learned
 
Database of friends100 names and contact details for people who are interested in supporting St Etheldreda’s
 
2 community engagement eventsSuccessful sessions which encourage people awareness and support of St Etheldreda’s heritage and projects
 
Survey of ideasSurvey with 50+ responses, online or on paper, inviting and prompting ideas for the next phase
 
Record of contextImplement and manage record keeping systems to monitor church activity at the start and analyse trends going forward
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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