Fenland Communities Officer

  • Job Reference: C - FCO
  • Date Posted: 9 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Support Cambridgeshire
  • Website: https://supportcambridgeshire.org.uk/
  • Location: Fenland, occasionally Huntingdon
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £28,657
  • Sector: Administration, Education & Childcare, Public Sector, Social Care & Nursing, Charity & Non Profit
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: Fixed Term - 5 Years

Job Description

Job title: Fenland Communities Officer 

Contract: Fixed Term (5 years) 

Hours of Work: 22.2 hours per week (37 full-time) 

Salary: £28,657 pro rata per annum

Responsible to: Deputy CEO at Hunts Forum  

Overseen by: Support Fenland Development Officer 

Location: Hybrid with touchdown base somewhere in Fenland. Regular travel in and around Fenland and the occasional visit to the Hunts Forum office, Maple Centre, Huntingdon 

About this role

This role will work as part of the Support Fenland team to develop the 'Communities' stream of the work. The role will be responsible for developing networks and relationships across the district, with the 'Love it, hate it, Shape It' project feature at the heart of this role. This role will be about community development, led by those within the community and supported by this role.

About you 

  • You will be a Fenland resident with a keen interest in your community. 
  • You will have a curiosity and drive to build relationships and develop networks between communities. 
  • You will have a flair for encouraging neighbourhoods and individuals to build on their ideas. 
  • You will be happy to talk to anyone and listen to what they have to say, suggesting options and support. 
  • You will be happy to travel across Fenland to visit groups and hold events/networking sessions.

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To learn more about this role and access application forms, please visit: https://supportcambridgeshire.org.uk/could-you-be-our-next-employee/

About Support Fenland
Support Fenland was first developed in 2021 when Support Cambridgeshire (the partnership between Hunts Forum and CCVS) received funding from Lloyds Foundation Bank to set up a one-year pilot project looking at what an infrastructure support service would look like in Fenland. This pilot resulted in a report which made the case for further funding within the district to build on the work completed and to continue the legacy. Some of the work set up in this pilot has been carried over to the Support Cambridgeshire general work. After some years of talks between stakeholders and funding applications, in 2024, the Lottery Community Fund funded a five-year project to develop and implement infrastructure support across Fenland.


We look forward to hearing from you.