Community Support Officer (PO2)

  • Northern Ireland
  • Ongoing Agency
  • Temporary
  • Lisburn
  • £20.31

Bluestones Staffing


As a member of the Community Development & Resources Team the post holder will be required to:

  • Develop and manage the Community Support Service whilst striving at all times for continuous services improvement.
  • Manager and motivate staff to deliver a needs based service which is delivering effective and efficient outcomes and outputs.
  • Manage programmes, with a focus outreach to Community/ Voluntary organisations, in compliance with legislation, regulations and internal and external processes.
  • Assume any other related duties relevant to the role reasonably delegated by the Community Development & Resources Manager, this will include attendance at meeting and participation in an interchange of duties with the Community Facilitates & Resources Officer to cover sickness, annual leave, staff vacancies etc.

Essential Criteria

It is essential that applicants have a minimum of:

  1. A degree level qualification in relevant discipline.
  2. Three years’ relevant experience managing Community Development or Good Relations programme within at least 3 of the following areas.
  • Supervision of staff and/or volunteers.
  • Working with a range of stakeholders to achieve effective outcomes.
  • Policy assessment & development.
  • Managing a budget.
  • Delivering a community event.

Where applicants do not hold the qualifications as outlined in 1, they must demonstrate a minimum of six years’ experience as outlined in 2.

  1. A working knowledge of legislation and regulations around community development, good relations budgetary control and staff management.
  2. A clear understanding of issues facing local communities locally and across Northern Ireland.
  3. A good understanding of workings of local government and wider environment and political context in which it operates.
  4. It is essential that applicants hold a full (i.e not provisional) and current UK driving license and access to a car or *have access to a means of transport which would enable the applicant to carry out the duties of the post.*
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