Casual Community Engagement Officers - Full and Part Time Swindon

Swindon Wiltshire
28 days holiday contributory pension scheme and great career development

Swindon’s Public Health Team have an exciting opportunity for a number of highly motivated and skilled individual to join us on a casual basis as a Community Engagement Officer. You have the opportunity to work full or part time hours, working locally in the Swindon Community. You will be working alongside a friendly and committed team of community based and public health professionals, all with the passion and expertise to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents.

The role of the Casual Community Engagement Officers is to support the Community & Stakeholder Engagement Manager in the co-ordination and delivery of community engagement activity to support key public health messages with an initial focus on Covid related matters. The Community Engagement Officers will forge positive relationships with key partners (police, fire and rescue, community leaders and others) to develop and deliver a responsive engagement plan in the community. This will primarily support local residents to adhere to and understand guidelines and legislation in relation to health protection. These casual officers will also ensure that the delivery reflects Swindon’s diverse communities and is sensitive to cultural differences. The post holder will work closely with team members across the Live Well team and the wider Public Health team.

Your role will be to work as a team of casual workers, developing and delivering creative and impactful community engagement activity, specifically raising awareness and delivering key messages around COVID 19. 

We are seeking individuals from a range of backgrounds, from various Swindon communities who have existing social and community networks. We would be particularly keen to received applications from individuals who are multilingual. 

You should be educated to at least level 3 or equivalent with relevant experience of working in a community engagement or health promotion environment. You will have excellent interpersonal skills; will be confident approaching and engaging with people and have a positive and empathetic style.

You will be well organised, with good admin and computer skills. Experience of creative design, social media and communication is desirable. 

Applicants must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act – for the effective performance of a customer-facing role) and a DBS disclosure will be required.

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