Salary: £35,744 per annum
Contract type: Secondment/Fixed Term Contract until 30 June 2024
Interview date: Interviews are likely to be held mid/end of July 2022
Application closing date: 03 July 2022
The Mayor of London’s Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) is looking for a passionate and skilled community engagement professional to join the team.
This is your opportunity to help shape Old Oak and Park Royal, the only place where High Speed Two (HS2), the Elizabeth Line and Great Western will all connect into one of the largest and best-connected regeneration projects in the UK.
As OPDC’s Engagement Officer, you’ll be personable and have excellent communications and relationship management skills. You’ll be part of the team responsible for delivering OPDC’s community engagement strategy and be instrumental in implementing comprehensive engagement covering public consultations; co-design workshops and community outreach for major housing, industrial and public realm planning applications; our culture and heritage programme; and the corporation’s economic development strategy. You’ll help drive forward best practice engagement, in line with OPDC’s Community Engagement Strategy and Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).
You’ll love working with partners and the public, to find solutions and create collaborations, in support of local people impacted by construction and communities going through development change. You’ll confidently engage diverse groups, including younger and older people as well as those whose first language may not be English. You’ll be experienced in business admin, helping to draft agendas and minutes, as well as managing and updating the engagement contacts database. You’ll spend approx. 3 days a week in the area – establishing, building, and maintaining positive relationships and collaborations with the community – and attend evening and weekend engagements as and when required.
If successful, you’ll work in the Communications and Engagement team, reporting to the Head of Community Engagement and Social Value whilst supporting the Senior Engagement Officer.
London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.
We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this roles is open to job share.
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 and a career average pension scheme.
If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on email@example.com quoting reference OPDC-EO.
Application closing date: Sunday 03 July 2022 at 23:59 GMT.
Interviews are likely to take place between mid/end of July 2022
Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and for a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply Now" button below.