CYNGOR CYMUNED – OFFA COMMUNITY COUNCIL VACANCY

Vacancy

CYNGOR CYMUNED – OFFA COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Are looking to appoint a ‘COMMUNITY AGENT’
16 hours per week
Salary £9 per hour plus travel expenses
Fixed term for 12 months
(with potential for extension – subject to funding)
The applicant must be committed to supporting vulnerable and isolated older people living in the Offa area of Wrexham.
Must either live in the area or demonstrate a knowledge of the area.
Be able to demonstrate a flexible approach to this local employment opportunity.

The Community Council are looking for a Community Agent to operate within the Community of OFFA area.

Full training and support will be provided but you must know the area well.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can proactively engage with and support people over 50 in the community, often on a one to one basis.

You must have excellent spoken and communication skills and possess the ability to solve problems.

Must be able to use a computer and have a basic knowledge of word/ excel, although training can be provided as needed.

Welsh speaker desirable or must understand the importance of Welsh Language and Culture.

The post will be subject to a DBS check

Community Agents work to connect people in their area to the services and support that they need and help people over 50 find their way to activities or services which they would enjoy or find useful.
Making the most of local activities and services is a good way to keep fit, active and independent, but not everyone knows what is available. People with health or other difficulties may need that bit of help to access and benefit from activities and services available to everyone.

Community Agents will build relationships with organisations such as the Police, PCSO’s, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, GPs, local libraries and housing groups to ensure that more vulnerable and isolated people have access to the support provided. Fixed-term contract of 12 months

Line management: the post reports to the Clerk of the Community Council

For an application form/ more information about the role please contact: Mrs Karen Benfield, Clerk to Offa Community Council, Parciau Community Centre, Bellevue Road, Wrexham, LL13 7NH
or email:- clerk@offacommunitycouncil.gov.uk or Tel (01978) 291562
Closing date:- Friday 1st November 2019 @ 12 noon