Project Officer (Our Community Can)

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Project Officer (Our Community Can)

Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire is seeking an experienced individual to coordinate and deliver the National Lottery Community funded 'Our Community Can' project across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, a project that aims to reduce social isolation and rural loneliness. The aim of the role will be to coordinate and develop creative and active opportunities across the two counties.

University of Worcester, WR2 6AJ
Contact Name
Lorea Sarobe
Contact Telephone
07766 697742
Contact Email
Active Herefordshire & Worcestershire

About Project Officer (Our Community Can)

Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire is seeking a Project Officer with experience of working with local communities. The purpose of the role will be to coordinate and deliver the National Lottery Community fund funded 'Our Community Can' project across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, a project that aims to reduce social isolation and rural loneliness. Linked to our organisational blueprint, this role will deliver against our strategic objective of empowering individuals, groups and communities. This role will be critical in developing relationships with local communities and working with them to identify the needs of the local community residents in relation to creative and active opportunities. The role will also be responsible for the development of networks to support the project and identifying relevant partners and stakeholders.

We are looking for someone to join our enthusiastic and high performing team who can bring with them a passion for making a difference in local communities. You should have the ability to consult with individuals and groups to understand and develop community based interventions. Engaging with local networks and stakeholders at different levels will be a key part of this role so experience of this is essential.

You will have previous experience of working in a community development environment and be able to evidence the development and delivery of needs-led projects. An understanding of the barriers that individuals and groups may face when developing projects will also be key, as will the ability to break these down in innovative ways.

An ability to work under pressure with conflicting priorities is essential, as is a willingness to work unsociable hours. You will be a self-starter with good team building and networking skills, which are critical to this role. If you are highly motivated with excellent interpersonal skills, we want to hear from you.

Why work for us?

At Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire, no two days are the same (AHW). As Our Community Can Project Officer, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a challenging yet rewarding role, with the opportunity to improve lives across Herefordshire and Worcestershire through the power of physical activity, sport and creative activities. Given the size of our organisation, you will have autonomy and the chance to influence as you collaborate with external partners and stakeholders on a daily basis. We make a conscious effort to provide a welcoming and supportive working environment, with the following excellent benefits.

  • Flexible working options - We recognise that our team have commitments beyond their working day.
  • Our flexible working approach offers team members the ability to balance work and home life in a way that suits them.
  • Generous annual leave policy - 25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, your birthday (or a day within your birthday week) and an extra day at Christmas leave
  • A dedication to learning and development, with training and CPD opportunities available and encouraged Company pension

Active Herefordshire & Worcestershire is an equal opportunities employer and so welcomes applications from all members of the community.

The deadline for applications is 23:59hrs on Sunday 4th September 2022.

For more information and the full job description please download the recruitment pack.

Apply by downloading, completing and returning the application form. CV's will NOT be accepted

For further details or an informal discussion please contact Lorea Sarobe, Project Manager (Adult Participation) on 07766 697742 or

Supporting Documents:

ahw-application-form1213.doc (MS Word, 918 Kb)

2022-po(occ)-recruitment-pack.pdf (PDF, 284 Kb)

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