We have two job vacancies now that we are up and running with access to our building.

The first is for a Community Organiser to provide outreach and organisation to the community, making links, networking, organising events and bringing the community together to make The Mill happen.

The second is for a Community Administrator, to make the building happen; timetabling events, managing the building and renovations, and reception.

Both posts can be offered on a job share, and will involve working weekends.

Full job ads are below (long blog post) and more detailed job specifications can be found at http://blackhorseactiongroup.org.uk/

If you’re up for it, we’d love to hear from you! Share it with a friend if you think they’d be good.

COMMUNITY ORGANISER at The Mill @ Coppermill

Fixed term until Feb 2012  at 40 hours per week, can be offered on a job share.

Salary range £29,000 –  £33,000 pro rata  Will involve working weekends.

The Mill is the newest community space in Walthamstow, East London.  Formed by a group of residents who have secured an old library building, and a year’s NESTA funding, we need a full time Community Organiser to help realise our goals.

Our vision is to create a shared community space for all, but not just somewhere that hires out rooms.   Our centre is to be an incubator, building links amongst the diverse groups in the community, and building a sense of neighbourliness, and social capital.

We are looking for an experienced Community Organiser, who will be the public face of The Mill, and reach out to the community, encourage them to use the centre, and make new links for themselves.   We want an enthusiastic person who is proactive, but who is able to listen, and understand what people want from a community space.   You will be approximately 50% based in the office, 50% in outreach work.

The role will be challenging, particularly, as our building still needs renovations, but we need to get started on our community events urgently.   You will need to be flexible, tenacious, patient, and above all empathetic with our aims, and willing to take direction from the volunteer management board.   You will help to re-ignite a community sense in our neighbourhood, and create a solid foundation for the locals to build upon in future years.

Main responsibilities:

  • Identifying community needs and groups, to facilitate and encourage projects to meet their needs, including awarding small grants to groups.
  • Seek out partners who can help deliver these projects.
  • Develop a volunteer strategy to help ensure long term future of The Mill.
  • Organise community events.
  • Monitoring and evaluating budgets and projects.

Key skills required:

  • Outstanding, experienced and enthusiastic community organiser for targeted outreach and activities.
  • Ability to network and build links internally and with external contacts.
  • Experience of working with, and managing volunteers.  Ability to balance the input of paid staff and volunteers.
  • Strong project management experience

Detailed Job specification available at www.blackhorseactiongroup.org.uk

To apply, please supply CV and covering letter, to jobs@blackhorseactiongroup.org.uk or to The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, London E17 7HA.

Closing date: Friday 6th May

Two professional references will be required if you are offered the job.

COMMUNITY ADMINISTRATOR at The Mill @ Coppermill

Fixed term until Feb 2012 at 40 hours per week. Can be offered on a job share.

Salary range £25,000 £29,200  Will involve working weekends.

The Mill is the newest community space in Walthamstow, East London.  Formed by a group of residents who have secured an old library building, and a year’s NESTA funding, we need a full time Community Administrator to help realise our goals.

Our vision is to create a shared community space for all, but not just somewhere that hires out rooms.   Our centre is to be an incubator, building links amongst the diverse groups in the community, and building a sense of neighbourliness, and social capital.

We are looking for an experienced Administrator, who will be the welcoming face of The Mill, and who will be the person who makes it all work behind the scenes.

You will be an experienced administrator with outstanding organisational skills, and a great track record in dealing with the public, and in co-ordinating volunteers. You will need to have experience of buildings management, as you will be responsible for running the building.  You will have a good manner with the public, able to cope with varied requests from diverse people, as you will also form part of the reception which will be part shared with the Community Organiser.  You will also have book keeping experience to manage bills and invoices effectively.  You will be computer literate and be highly practical and resourceful.

The role will be challenging, particularly, as our building still needs renovations, but we need to get started on our community events urgently.   You will need to be flexible, tenacious, patient, and above all empathetic with our aims, and willing to take direction from the volunteer management board.  You will help to re-ignite a community sense in our neighbourhood, and create a solid foundation for the locals to build upon in future years.

Main responsibilities:

  • Oversee the renovation process and enables The Mill to be opened within 6 weeks.
  • Key contact point for the operational aspects of the Mill, ensuring smooth running of building. .
  • To manage reception and bookings for the building, including keyholder duties.
  • To manage bills, invoices and books.
  • To communicate with, and support users of the building, visitors and members of the public.
  • To schedule activities and help to publicise and promote them.

Key skills required:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with a wide range of people of different ages and cultures.
  • Outstanding ability to manage and organise information and people effectively.
  • Experience of building and facility management of a public building.
  • Computer literate, with relevant experience of book keeping software.
  • Bookkeeping and invoicing experience.

Detailed Job specification available at http://www.blackhorseactiongroup.org.uk

To apply, please supply CV and covering letter, to jobs@blackhorseactiongroup.org.uk or to The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, London E17 7HA.

Closing date: Friday 6th May

Two professional references will be required if you are offered the job.

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