We are looking for someone with experience of working with rural communities and exceptional organisational skills to run the Mobile Access in North Yorkshire (MANY) Community Engagement project.
If you have a background of working at ground level to build the confidence and trust of local communities, and have sound project-management skills, then this could be the job for you. The MANY Community Engagement project aims to help residents of North Yorkshire feel informed about technology being installed in their communities. Your role would be as an independent advocate to ensure that people living in the communities covered by the project have access to all the information they need, and those taking part in the research element of the project have appropriate technology and are supported where necessary. Ideally you will have experience of a triaging project and making referrals for support for people. If you’ve previously set up and chaired community engagement meetings too, that’s a bonus.
As part of a larger collaborative project, the MANY Community Engagement project works closely with local communities, the MANY and Stronger Communities teams at North Yorkshire County Council, researchers at Lancaster University and other stakeholders so you’ll be an effective communicator with amazing interpersonal skills. You’ll have probably been involved in successful multi-partner projects in the past and you know how to manage data, write reports and highlight issues.
It’s a big project with a short timescale but offers the opportunity of being part of a national infrastructure project whilst working at community level.
We are looking for a proactive and positive individual who will fit well with both the project team and the wider organisation. We don’t expect you to be a technology expert, but you need to be able to understand some technical jargon and be quite hands-on when it comes to using mobile devices. Your confidence in public speaking will enable you to be a spokesperson for the project and your amazing interpersonal skills will enable you to deliver success.
It’s an ambitious ask, but if you are the right match you will be well supported by the Head of Projects and the wider management team, who all have a keen interest in ensuring this project is a success. We can offer a rewarding job with flexible working and the chance to make a real difference to a wide range of people across North Yorkshire.
(CVs not accepted)
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 8am on Monday 8 March 2021
INTERVIEWS: By Zoom on Tuesday 16 March
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