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J2 - Community Developement Support Worker

Location: Swansea
Hours: 35 per week full-time
Salary: £22,430 full-time


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Job Description

Job Title: Community Development Support Worker

Reports to: Community Services Manager

Location: Customs House, Swansea (with travel)

Hours: 35 hrs per week (to be worked flexibly around needs of the project, may include occasional evening or weekend work).


Job Purpose:

The post covers three main areas which are the Connect project, the Community Fridge, and community development work.

Connect Project:

Connect is a member led day support service that supports people who have mental health and/or sensory impairment support needs. The key aim of the service is to provide a programme of activities that support members to build/maintain positive relationships and a sense of purpose, promote wellbeing, and to help combat social isolation. We currently do this across a variety of community-based locations, in order to promote wider exposure and familiarity with different activities and services in the community.

The postholder will provide support services to Connect clients, which may include activities such as staff facilitated peer support and “Walk and Talk” sessions, as well as support arts, crafts, literature, cultural, healthy eating, wellbeing, nature and environmental workshops.

In Connect we aim to:

Community Fridge:

The Community Fridge is an open community resource, which receives donations of surplus food from commercial and community donors and diverts it from landfill sites, redistributing it to the local community. The Community Fridge concept has been tried and tested across the UK and has proven to be an effective method for reducing food waste, while also benefitting local communities.

The Community Development Support Worker is responsible for day-to-day delivery of the Community Fridge and other food hub services such as pop up events. The postholder will work with the Community Services Team to contribute to Goleudy’s Community Development ambitions, including the development of Goleudy’s Food and Wellbeing Hub, of which the Community Food Hub will be an integral part.

Community Development:

This is an area of development for Goleudy. We are looking to develop new services to better meet the needs of our service users and members. This may include networking with other local organisations, hosting pop up events to publicise what we do, arranging workshops and other activities for our members, collaborative working with other organisations to provide services etc.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Connect Project

Community Fridge & Food Hub

Community Development

This area of work is under development and these activities are likely to change to reflect this.


Person Specification

These are the skills, abilities and knowledge we look for when reviewing job applications and asking questions at interviews.

Desirable / Essential


Skills & Abilities

1.1 Standard of behaviour is in line Goleudy Code of Conduct and core values.

1.2 Positive attitude towards personal resilience and working with people who face multiple disadvantages/exclusions.

1.3 Ability to learn and develop a tool kit of person centred, trauma informed interventions and approaches.

1.4 Ability to work as part of a team and skilled in building positive stakeholder partnerships with results.

1.5 Ability to work in a busy environment and lone work in the community.

1.6 Organised with excellent time management skills and able to work flexibly across the three areas of Connect, Community Fridge and Community Development.

1.7 Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to understand and explain complex issues succinctly to clients, colleagues, managers and stakeholders.

1.8 Able to adhere to policy framework in day to day practice.

1.10 High standard of literacy, numeracy and information recording skills including competent use of IT, applications and record systems.

1.11 The ability to supervise volunteers and to ensure operational priorities are met.

1.12 The ability to create content for social media communication, marketing and promotion.

1.13 Willingness to undertake training to achieve Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene

1.14 Ability to communicate in Welsh.

2 Knowledge

2.1 Knowledge or background of working with people in a housing, support, social care, health, education or other voluntary sector setting.

2.2 Interest in community services and the wider social issues of homelessness, health, mental health and food insecurity.

2.3 Understanding of the legislation governing GDPR, health and safety and safeguarding.

2.4 A commitment to broaden knowledge & understanding of food insecurity and food waste agendas

2.5 Interest in support services for people with health/mental health issues, benefits/welfare issues, with the aim of promoting independence.

3 General

3.1 Possession of full driving licence.

3.2 Smart, professional, business-appropriate appearance at all times.

3.3 Ability to undertake manual handling tasks, in line with the nature of the role

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