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Freelance Town Deal Project Engagement Officer

Job Information

Salary: £20.00 per hour

Hours: 30 hours per week

Location: Office Based- Camborne & Hybrid


FREELANCE HYBRID FLEXIBLE 

How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to HR@camborne-tc.gov.uk or complete the application form below.  The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 27th May 2024.

Application Form 2024 Freelance T.D.P Engagement Officer

Interviews

Interviews will take place in person at The Passmore Edwards Building, Camborne, TR14 8HA on Monday 10th June 2024.

Responsible to: Head of Community & Culture

Our Mission: Community First

Our Vision: We Listen, we improve, we achieve. We are Camborne Town Council – Here for you.

Our Values: Empowering our Community, Trusting and Collaborative. Creative. Ambitious. Efficient and Responsive.

Camborne is geographically the largest parish in Cornwall. Reflecting Cornwall’s diversity of urban areas, characterful villages, and sparsely populated rural areas of outstanding natural beauty. The Council administers an area of approximately 2,800 hectares and nearly 23,000 people live within the boundaries which include the villages of Barripper, Beacon, Brea, Kehelland, Penponds and Troon. 18 Councillors on Camborne Town Council represent the wards of Roskear, Trelowarren, Troon and Treswithian. Councillors are supported by a team of staff and the Town Clerk. In addition, there is a hard-working Amenities Team that maintains the wide range of facilities managed by us. We provide a wide range of facilities including parks, playing fields, allotments, library services, community events, public realm CCTV, grants, and community donations. Further information about all of which can be found on this website.

Job Purpose: Camborne Town Council is seeking a motivated and skilled Engagement Officer to play a pivotal role in the public engagement and marketing of the Town Council’s Town Deal projects. This role primarily focuses on the consultation, coproduction, and promotion of the ‘Basset Community Hub’ project ensuring it plays a valuable role on enhancing the well-being and prosperity of the local community. The successful candidate will have the exciting task of fostering partnerships, enabling coproduction of the projects with the community through creative consultation and collaboration, inviting revenue opportunities and supporting the development of community-oriented initiatives.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, who is a creative and confident self-starter. They must have marketing and design experience, preferably a proven track record of successful community consultation and have the ability to build and manage effective and resilient relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels inside and outside of the organisation.

There is a demanding workload and there is a need to meet competing demands and tight deadlines whilst producing high quality work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Tenant Identification and Engagement: Plan, initiate and deliver key strategic business development projects including, identify and engage potential tenants for the facilities within the Basset Community Hub. Develop and maintain relationships with local businesses and community groups interested in utilising the hub’s facilities. Identify project resource needs and implement solutions, working closely with other professional services as required.

Community-Centric Development: Lead the development of events, activities and programs that align with national heritage lottery projects and the broader community’s interests. Ensure these initiatives contribute to the preservation and promotion of the local heritage.

Stakeholder Engagement: Liaise with local authorities, community organisations, and other stakeholders to gather insights and perspectives on community needs and preferences. Ensure that all projects and initiatives are aligned with the best interests of the local community.

Community Needs Understanding: Exhibit a deep understanding of the needs, desires, and aspirations of the local community. Strive to create initiatives and projects that directly address these needs and contribute to the community’s overall well-being.

Marketing & Promotion: Ensuring all Town Council vehicles of communication are optimised to make project information and public consultations as accessible as possible, keeping all interested parties updated on project progress and current affairs.

Monitoring and Report: Ensure all engagement work is appropriately recorded, success is monitored and regular reporting takes place to keep Senior Managers and The Town Council fully informed.

 

 

Essential Attributes

 

Desirable Attributes

 

Educational Qualifications

·        5 GCSE”s A-C including English Language

 

·        Qualifications related to events and/or marketing

 

·        Relevant degree or professional experience in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or a related field.

 

·        Experience/qualification in Adobe design software

 

·        Experience of managing staff and/or volunteers

 

Skills and Knowledge

·     Experience of working as Communications and/or Engagement staff

·     Excellent oral and written skills, including an ability to relate to and communicate with councillors, staff, members of public and external agencies.

·     Strong knowledge and understanding of Microsoft programs and digital communication platforms, including websites, social media and content management systems.

·     Ability to build and manage effective and resilient relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels inside and outside of the organisation.

·     Ability to work proactively and manage a varied and demanding workload to meet competing demands and tight deadlines and produce high quality work.

·     Ability to obtain and understand complex information and communicate it concisely and simply to internal and external stakeholders.

·     Ability to respond positively and constructively whilst under pressure.

·     Experience of producing high quality reports, articles, adverts, newsletters etc showing a strong written ability and grammatical knowledge.

·   Experience of working within Public Sector,  Local Government or Not for Profit organisations in a similar role.

·   Website management experience including understanding SEO principles and experience in optimising website content.

 

·        Graphic design skills including use of ‘Adobe’ or ‘Canva’ software

 

·        Experience in crisis communication and managing sensitive issues.

 

·        Public speaking/ presentation experience and confidence.

 

·        Knowledge of implementing widening participation initiatives including accessibility, diversity and inclusion, underrepresented communities.

 

·        Experience of project managing areas which will deliver events, communications or Library, heritage, culture or the arts.

Personal Attributes ·        To be a positive ambassador of the Town Council and

Camborne

·        To be an excellent communicator at all levels with both internal and external stakeholders

·        Self-reliant and motivated.

·        Creative.

·        Desire to learn, improve and progress.

·        Ability to respond independently to unexpected situations, work well unsupervised and on own initiative.

·        Possessing good judgement, total confidentiality, and discretion at all times.

·        Passion for putting ‘Community First’ in professional life.

·        Positive ‘can do’ attitude and able to use own initiative to react to situations and deliver a quality service at all times.

·        Ability to work with the team on an administrative level, in and out projects, committees and general service deliver.
Other · Full Driving licence required

·        The role will include some evening and weekend working, attending meetings to present reports on on-going projects and/or events.

 

· This role is subject to a DBS check