We are looking for a passionate and committed individual to join our team and be part of an exciting project working alongside Gypsy and Traveller communities in Bromley, as a Community Engagement Worker.
Our Bromley Community Project aims to bring together Gypsy and Traveller residents in Bromley across council sites, private sites and those living in housing, so that the community is more recognised and supported by the local council, local services and other organisations, and builds a stronger collective voice.
The Community Engagement Worker will be based in Bromley, working alongside LGT’s Community Development Worker and other members of the Community Development Team. The role involves reaching out to Gypsy and Traveller residents across Bromley, having conversations about their aspirations for the community, organising regular meeting and events and building bridges with the local authority, services and other groups in the borough.
Are you interested? If you would like to talk to us about our organisation’s work, meet our team or chat informally about the role, contact Tom Margetson on firstname.lastname@example.org
We strongly encourage applications from Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller people.
Closing Date for Job applications: 5th May 2023
Interview date: 24th May 2023
How to apply: Please send your CV and fill in the application form below, or send your answers in a short video or audio recording to Tom Margetson email@example.com
Hours: Between 2-3 days/week
Salary : £21749 to £25530 (pro-rata) Depending on experience and qualification
Location : London Borough of Bromley
Role and responsibilities
- To develop relationships and trust through outreach to Gypsy and Traveller families in Bromley living on sites, housing, and roadside encampments
- To organise community meetings and conversations
- To facilitate relationships between Gypsy and Traveller communities in Bromley and local organisations and service providers when needed.
- To explore together with community members options for setting up a community-led group
- To contribute to the project plan, keep records of the work and take part in evaluation
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- Experience and knowledge of the issues facing Gypsy and Traveller communities
- Commitment to equality and challenging discrimination
- Ability to build positive relationships and trust with community members
- Ability to engage Gypsy and Traveller residents in meetings and activities
- Good oral communication skills with different audiences
- Ability to build useful and positive relationships with a wide range of agencies, service providers and local politicians
- Ability to keep accessible records of your work
- Previous experience of community outreach work
- Willingness to learn about campaigning and how local council decisions affect Gypsy and Traveller communities