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Development Worker

Salary: £25,419 – £26,446 (pro rata)

Commitment: 0.6% FTE

Contract: Fixed term for 2 years from 1st October 2022 (with potential for extension)

Location: Working from home or in community settings in Greater Manchester and Sheffield

Reporting to: CLASS Director

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Community Led Action and Savings Support (CLASS) is looking for a Development Worker to join our team.

CLASS is a charitable support agency for Community Savers: a network of majority women-led and neighbourhood-based community groups who are reducing poverty and inequality in our neighbourhoods, towns, and cities.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to deepening and broadening the reach and impact of the Community Savers network.

You will be working with leaders to develop plans for their groups and communities; capturing and communicating learning and impact; and creating opportunities for savings mobilisation in new areas.

Please explore our website for more information about CLASS and the Community Savers network.

About you:

You will be passionate about social justice and championing community expertise.

You will be proactive and able to work on your own initiative.

You may also value guidance or supervision about more complex and multi-faceted community processes and initiatives.

You will have experience of:

  • working with residents and/or community groups to action-plan around priorities for their group or local area;
  • monitoring and evaluating the diverse impacts of not-for-profit/social action initiatives.

You will have a good understanding of:

  • the context for community working in neighbourhoods where people have experienced long-term economic, social and political exclusion;
  • how to put equality, diversity and inclusion principles into practice in community work.

Benefits:

  • 28 days annual leave in addition to public holidays (pro rata)  
  • Attractive workplace pension scheme
  • Flexible employer sensitive to the needs of today’s workforce
  • Commitment to continued professional development

How to apply:

Please submit a CV (2 pages max) and a personal statement (4 pages max) setting out how you meet the Person Specification for this role to recruitment@class-uk.com by midday on Friday 16 September.

Please include examples of how your existing experience matches the person specification criteria in your personal statement.

Interviews will take place on either Tuesday 27 or Thursday 29 September.

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We particularly welcome applications from under-represented women; including women from working-class backgrounds; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women; and women with disabilities.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to any stage of our recruitment and selection process, please email us at recruitment@class-uk.com. Application information can be made available on request in alternative formats, where reasonable and practical. 

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without an accompanying supporting statement.

In accordance with CLASS policy and relevant legislation we will ask the successful candidate to be screened by the Disclosure and Barring Service. However, a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to your being able to take up the job.

Invitations to Tender

Project Management Services (Church site redevelopment)

We are seeking proposals from Project Management providers for the early stages of a community-led redevelopment of St Cuthberts Church of England site in Miles Platting, Manchester.

The contract is for the period 1 Oct 2022 – 31 May 2024 with potential for continuation subject to fundraising.

There is currently a total budget of £30,000 available for provision of services and direct project costs. The existing project team will be working closely with the selected contractor to raise additional funds as the project unfolds.

We are seeking proposals from organisations (or teams of organisations) with a proven track record in working in partnership with communities to realise their vision for community facilities and land use in their local area.

Deadline for proposals: 31 August 2022

Please submit your proposal to: recruitment@class-uk.com

Please download the full Invitation to Tender below and contact one of the listed team members for further information before developing a proposal.

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Volunteer Vacancies

Digital skills volunteers

Help community group leaders keep their members active and supported, and their groups sustainable by providing tailored one to one support with digital skills.

The opportunity:

We are looking for patient and enthusiastic volunteers to build the capacity of Community Savers leaders and members – increasing their ability to participate in local community action and/or manage their group effectively.

Skills and personal qualities required for the role:

Patience: Have you ever helped a parent or grandparent to learn to use a tablet or a laptop?  If you have the patience to do this you will be ideal for the job!

Good verbal communicator: You will be providing tailored one to one support to people with very basic IT skills over the telephone. You will need to be a good communicator, able to explain practical digital tasks clearly, taking a step-by-step approach.

Reasonable ICT skills: You do not need to be an IT expert, but if you make regular use of email, web-browsing, video-conferencing, windows explorer file systems, and cloud storage systems like G:drive and Dropbox you will have the necessary experience for sharing with others.

How to apply:

Please submit completed application forms to recruitment@class-uk.com. This is a rolling recruitment process there is no deadline.

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Volunteer interpreters

We are looking for enthusiastic speakers of other languages to contribute to our community-led movement!

We work with local residents, tenants and community groups across Greater Manchester and Sheffield to support them to form strong community associations and networks and to advocate on issues of concern.

You will work closely with the CLASS team and Manchester and Stockport-based community leaders to enable a broader diversity of people to participate in local community dialogues, activities and initiatives. Many people want to participate but struggle with language barriers and you would use your language skills to provide informal interpretation for them in a variety of group-based situations.

Your main duties will be informal interpretation for local residents, for whom English is a second language, during community meetings and events on an ad hoc basis.

How to apply:

Please submit completed application forms to recruitment@class-uk.com. This is a rolling recruitment process there is no deadline.

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