GLA: "Senior Community Engagement Officer, Old Oak Common & Park Royal"

Salary: £41,209 per annum
Contract type: Full-time, fixed term
Reference: STAF540
Interview Date: Friday 13 March 2015
Date posted: 16 February 2015
Closing date: 1 March 2015

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is seeking to appoint a Senior Community Engagement Officer to work as part of the Old Oak and Park Royal Mayoral Development Corporation (OPDC) Team. The OPDC will operate as a new planning authority in West London from 1st April 2015 and a new functional body of the Greater London Authority.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on London’s newest and largest regeneration area. Centred on a new HS2/Crossrail station the size of Waterloo, Old Oak Common is set to be transformed into a new urban quarter providing over 24,000 homes and 55,000 jobs.

As part of the expanding OPDC team, the Senior Community Engagement Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing a community engagement strategy to encourage participation in this exciting regeneration project. The officer will engage with a wide variety of stakeholders including local residents, businesses, interested groups, as well as a range of public sector bodies and facilitate direct communication with OPDC team. The officer will also develop a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and Community Charter and will support other promotional work.

We are looking for an individual with exceptional written, verbal communication skills and an ability to establish strong links with external stakeholders and community groups. Experience of town planning and/or urban design will be desirable.

The GLA offer a range of flexible working arrangements allowing staff to balance work and home commitments. We will welcome applications from part time job seekers, who must be able to work a minimum of 34 hours a week over at least 4 working days. Compressed hours will also be considered.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic candidates will be particularly welcomed as they are currently under-represented in this area of our organisation.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

The role is being offered as a fixed term or secondment for a period of 12 months.

If you will like to discuss the role further, please contact a member of the recruitment team via email: glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference STAF540.
Closing date: 23:59 GMT on Sunday 01 March 2015.
Interview: Friday 13 March 2015 at City Hall, London.

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