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Commmunity Development Worker

Education - School

School Support Staff

Oak Learning Partnership

Community Development Worker

Unsworth Community Hub and Elms Bank School

“An outstanding school”

(Ofsted October 2014)


Required for as soon as possible

30 hours per week, all year round, for an initial period of 12 months.


(Actual salary £22,702.70)


We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Community Development Worker to lead the development of a Community Hub in Unsworth (formerly known as Unsworth Library). This is an exciting opportunity to become involved in the Community Hub at its inception, and to play a pioneering role in its development and future direction. The post is for a 12-month period initially, although the intention is for the role to continue with the successful establishment of the venture.


The Community Hub is an initiative led by Elms Bank School in partnership with the local community. It will serve as a centre for developing the employability skills of Elms Bank College students as they work alongside Elms Bank staff and volunteers in the provision of a library, community services and  a community café. Elms Bank is an outstanding generic secondary special school for pupils aged 11-19.  The aim is for other partners and the public to access other services at the Hub. It is envisaged that the Hub will unite the local community through the development and provision of a range of services in partnership with a variety of groups and businesses. The post holder will play a key role in developing the Community Hub to achieve this vision.


The successful candidate will be will have day-to-day responsibility for the hub building and the services delivered to the community and will oversee the work of the Unsworth Community Hub volunteers. The role will involve building relationships, developing partnerships, recruiting and training volunteers, with an ongoing remit of enabling and empowering local people to run their own activities.

The post-holder will not have responsibility for the students’ education: he or she will work alongside Elms Bank teaching staff.


This is a vitally important role for a dynamic and highly motivated individual who is both confident in taking on a challenge and is able to drive the Hub forward. The ability to work with the leadership team of Elms Bank to attract new funding and develop revenue sources, in addition to developing services, will be key attributes of the role.


We are looking for a colleague who:

·        will provide excellent day-to-day management of the hub

·        will work positively with students and understand the value of gaining employability skills

·        will be highly- motivated and will develop positive relationships within the local communities and 
         organisations, expanding the services on offer at the Hub to engage and unite the community

·        will have a good understanding of developing and managing a community project and generating profit 
         through fundraising and the development of business opportunities

·        will have a clear understanding and experience of bid writing

·        will have knowledge of community development work and be able to apply these values

·        will effectively and supportively manage volunteers and work alongside our students and staff

·        will be able to work flexibly as the nature of this role may require additional hours


We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and references.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

Applications are returnable to Mrs O Langley-Sadler, Headteacher  at by 9.00am on Monday 6th July  2020.  

For further information click on the links below:

Oak Learning Partnership Pack
Oak Learning Application Guidance
Oak Application form  

Enquiries about this post.
Please email to make enquiries about the post and we will respond asap.
To make enquiries about the post please contact Georgina Barnett, HR Manager at





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working hours

part time

application deadline

9 00 am

6th Jul 2020

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