Community Development Coordinator – Part Time – Dorchester

  • Part Time
  • Permanent
  • Dorchester, Dorset
  • Salary: £18685 - £23230/annum FTE dep. on exp.


We’re looking for someone to develop recovery communities across Dorset.
Community Development Coordinator
Ref: 103.19
Base: Dorset
Hours: Part time, 21 hours per week
Salary: £18,685 – £23,230 per annum FTE depending on experience
Contract: Permanent
In this role you’ll collaborate with service users and their families to co-produce community initiatives, encouraging resilience and supporting connection, healthier lifestyles and community involvement. You’ll co-develop events and social enterprise activities, working collaboratively with partner organisations and colleagues to ensure services are coordinated and working towards positive outcomes and goals.
You’ll also be responsible for recruiting, training and supporting our mentors and volunteers, implementing EDPs mentoring progression pathway. You’ll pilot new ways of supporting people to ensure their stories are heard and that they feel able to influence EDP, and the wider system, to meet their aspirations and needs.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for someone with knowledge of co-production and asset based community development. You’ll have experience recruiting, training and supervising peer mentors and/or volunteers, and of working alongside service users to co-produce enterprising activities. Some knowledge and understanding of the harmful effects and treatments associated with drugs misuse will be vital to this role, and knowledge of the criminal justice system would also be useful.
Personally you’ll be able to demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to communicate assertively and influentially to a wide range of audiences. You’ll work well in collaboration with others, and will keep the service user and local community at the heart of everything you do. An innovative thinker, you’ll be open to change and will react positively to new development and demands. You’ll encourage challenge and experimentation, whilst ensuring you are organised, work to deadlines and meet competing demands.
About EDP
EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is a thriving charity, working in Devon and Dorset with people affected by drug and alcohol use and their families. Increasingly we work with people that have a range of challenges impacting on their wellbeing, building on their strengths, hopes, aspirations and hidden talents. Because we focus on what’s strong not what’s wrong our work is highly valued by service users. Simply put, we help people to live fulfilling lives.
EDP can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive training & development programme, a generous leave package, pension scheme, and a positive, friendly working environment.
Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 9th December 2019.
Interviews to be held on 17th December 2019.
Please ensure that you quote reference 103.19 on your application form.
If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website to download the information pack and application form.
EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting – details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.
No agencies please.

Salary: £18685 – £23230/annum FTE dep. on exp.

Job Type: Permanent, Part Time

Location: Dorchester, Dorset

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