Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations

Rural Communities Officer

37 hours / Fixed-Term

24,313 – 26,317 *

Penmorfa, Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Rural Community Officer to join our busy Economy and Regeneration Service on a fixed term, full time basis, based at our Aberaeron office.

This is an exciting role within the service providing the opportunity to inspire, support and develop a culture of entrepreneurial LEADER activity across Ceredigion

On a day to day basis you will:

  • engage with individuals, communities and businesses  to better understand and respond to their developmental needs so that ideas can be turned into deliverable projects.
  • facilitate and support the development of LEADER projects with potential applicants, taking projects through the Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group selection and appraisal panel.
  • provide ongoing mentoring, advice and guidance.
  • develop and implement monitoring systems to ensure compliance of Rural Development Plan LEADER projects with both financial and contractual output requirements.
  • prepare monitoring information on a regular basis.

We are looking to recruit an individual with:

  • enthusiasm and commitment to community work in a creative way.
  • experience of engaging with communities, businesses, social enterprises, third sector, higher education and the public sector, with an ability to build good relationships.
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to for constructive working relationships with other agencies and community groups.
  • experience of participative rural community development;
  • successful track record of project delivery; and an
  • understanding of issues facing rural communities and rural businesses.

Interviews will take place week commencing 16/3/2020.

This post is funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union.

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