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Community Engagement Officer (NPO Programme) Ref: DON/18/0317

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, ADULTS, HEALTH & WELLBEING
Based at: Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Salary details: Grade 6 £18,493 - £19,424 
Job details: 37 Hours, Full Time, Temporary - Fixed Term
Closing date: 04 October 2018
Interview date:
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Based at: Heritage Doncaster, Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery 

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

UK driving license required for appointment to this post.

Temporary until 31 March 2022.

We are passionate about our Place and we firmly believe we have one of the strongest propositions in the country. Building on the strengths of being the UK’s best connected location, Doncaster is transforming the way it looks and feels. Anyone joining our council can look forward to working for a confident, ambitious organisation with big plans to develop further and deliver for our residents, workforce and visitors.

In April 2018 Heritage Doncaster became an Arts Council England funded National Portfolio Organisation.  "Heritage for Doncaster: Connecting Communities, Improving Lives", is a programme of outreach and community engagement work that aims to tackle individual and community isolation in four key deprived areas of Doncaster, using museum collections as its basis.

This is a strategic programme of outreach work that builds upon community engagement already undertaken through the Heritage Lottery Funded Doncaster 1914-18 project and the Arts Council’s Resilience Fund work in 2017/18. We will be working with academic partners to rigorously evaluate the health and wellbeing outcomes of our work. It is anticipated that the results of this evaluation will be published as part of the growing body of research into the contribution that museums can make to the health and wellbeing agenda.

Heritage Doncaster is a transforming service consisting of Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Cusworth Hall Museum & Park, the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum, Doncaster Archives, Doncaster Local Studies Library, Doncaster 1914-18 and the Pit Sense mining heritage project. We are working towards a new Library, Museum, Gallery and Archive building for Doncaster that is due to open in Summer 2020.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated heritage professional to assist the Project Manager to deliver the National Portfolio Organisation programme of work and deliver community based activities. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with communities, museum objects and volunteers and experience of digital engagement techniques.

Further details about the responsibilities and requirements of the role are contained in the job profile and role summary.

In return for your hard work and dedication, we can offer you the chance to be part of a great team dedicated to ensuring that all people in Doncaster thrive. You will also have access to a variety of attractive employee benefits including competitive leave entitlement, local government pension scheme and access to a range of staff discount and flexible benefits schemes. Visit our Working in Doncaster page to find out more.

Shortlisting will take place week commencing Monday 8th October and it is anticipated that interviews will be held on Monday 15th October. 

For further details or an informal chat please contact Victoria Ryves, Tel: 01302 737339, Victoria.Ryves@doncaster.gov.uk.

Doncaster Council is committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community where we strive to improve the quality of life for all. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff to share these commitments.

This post involves working with children/ adults and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

English Fluency Duty Under The Immigration Act 2016: As you are applying for a customer facing role, you must have the ability to converse easily with customers being able to provide advice and guidance in accurate spoken English.

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