Community Development Manager

Job Posted: 29 days ago

Available until: 25th May 2020

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£28,000 to £30,000



We are a thriving independent church whose mission is Making Disciples, Building Community, and Reaching Out to others.

We are seeking a highly skilled, experienced and entrepreneurial individual to lead our work running The Hill Sports and Community Facility on Bretch Hill, a large estate scoring poorly on multiple indices of deprivation and health.

BCC has led work at The Hill on behalf of the local authority since 2009, which has recently moved into a brand-new centre. Built to Sport England specifications, this new facility presents fantastic opportunities for activities and services encouraging whole-life wellbeing through physical activities, food and cooking and community engagement.

The Community Development Manager will lead this work, developing collective enthusiasm and collaborative energy to ensure delivery against the church’s mission and commitment to build community, working with a host of partners.

To ensure that the Hill delivers towards the mission priorities of Banbury Community Church and that all aspects of its operation reflect the Hill’s values of:
• Hospitality/community
• Identity
• Wellbeing (whole life – physical/mental/emotional/spiritual)
• Connecting
To have overall responsibility for the management, programming, forward planning and business development of The Hill Sport and Community Facility; ensuring that the building is run in an efficient, sustainable, cost effective, client-focused and safe manner.

To ensure the effective engagement and development of relationships with members of the community and groups who are at risk of poor outcomes, providing positive activities in order to meet their identified needs in developing whole-life wellbeing as individuals and a community.

To work in partnership with Cherwell District Council, community organisations, voluntary groups and other ministries of BCC to enhance the provision for developing members of the Bretch Hill community and to support an integrated approach to community outreach by BCC.

To promote and safeguard the welfare and wellbeing of all users of The Hill at all times

To promote the voice, views and positive images of The Hill’s community

To lead, motivate, manage and develop the staff and volunteers that the post holder has responsibility for.