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Community Engagement Officer (Green Social Prescribing)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Environmental Hub, Middlewich
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 14/10/2022
Company Name Ansa
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Email HRAnsaInbox@ansa.co.uk
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Ansa Environmental Services Ltd is a multi-award winning company based in Middlewich, Cheshire which specialises in sustainable and creative environmental services.
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Salary: Grade 6 £22,570 - £24,930 *Indicative                                                         

Location: Ansa, Environmental Hub, Middlewich

Hours of Work:  37 per week to include days, evenings and weekends where required.

Type of Contract: Fixed Term contact (or secondment opportunity) until 31st March 2024 with the possibility of leading to permanent employment (Immediate start desirable)

Travel Required: Yes – working across multiple sites.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Community Engagement Officer as part of a new Green Social Prescribing project, which will deliver public health and sustainability outcomes in Cheshire East.

You will design and deliver a programme of activities that will help people deepen their connection with nature, become more active outdoors and improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing. The Green Spaces for Wellbeing programme will help people to access their local parks and deliver meaningful activities that enhance green spaces across Cheshire East. Focussing on the communities most in need, you will deliver an inclusive programme that addresses the needs of diverse audiences.

Creating a safe and welcoming environment, you will manage the onboarding of individuals and signpost to other services where needed. To ensure the sustained impact of the programme, you will manage the Green Spaces for Wellbeing volunteer network including recruiting, training and coordinating volunteers.

By promoting the Green Spaces for Wellbeing programme, you will help to raise its profile with social prescribers, primary care networks, the voluntary sector, and wider audiences. This will include developing stakeholder relationships and producing compelling communications that encourage people to get involved. Alongside this, the postholder will prepare key reports and support evaluation.

We need someone with experience of community engagement or volunteer management, and a passion for nature and supporting people’s wellbeing. You will also have excellent stakeholder management and communications skills.

This rewarding role sits within a small, friendly team within the Parks Management Service and is part of a partnership between the NHS, Cheshire East Council and the voluntary sector. We offer competitive terms and conditions, flexitime scheme, hybrid working arrangements, access to the Local Government (career average) Pension Scheme, salary sacrifice schemes, employee assistance programme and access to corporate leisure discount, amongst other benefits.

For an informal discussion please contact Alison Davies at Alison.Davies@ansa.co.uk.

For an application pack please visit our website www.ansa.co.uk or email HRAnsaInbox@ansa.co.uk. Please note we do not accept CVs and your application may not be considered unless you submit an application form.

Ansa Environmental Services Ltd is an environmental services company wholly owned by Cheshire East Council. Our purpose is to provide waste collection, treatment and disposal, street cleansing, parks, grounds maintenance and fleet services.

We are committed to equal opportunities and disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. We therefore encourage all applicants to discuss their needs with the recruiting manager so that reasonable adjustments can be made to the recruitment process.

Closing Date: 14th October 2022

The Company is unable to notify every applicant of the result of their application. If you have therefore not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, then you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

**The Company will not re-employ employees who left their employment on the grounds of voluntary retirement/severance except in truly exceptional circumstances. Reappointment and re-engagement includes all types of contractual relationships whether they be a contract of employment, contract of service etc. and whether the individual is appointed as an employee or engaged as an interim, direct consultancy or via an agency or other supplier. If you feel however that there are exceptional circumstances in your case, please write in the first instance to Laura Owen, HR Service Delivery Manager, Environmental Hub, Cledford Lane, Middlewich, CW10 OJR.

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