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Locality Officer

Salary: £26,511 - £30,451

Job Type: Permanent

Hours 37

Closing Date:

Job ref: 1916


Do you want to deliver great services, shape your own role and be part of a new team? Join our Locality team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

 Join us and help change the way we work at South Somerset District Council. Our ambition is to create an evidence driven, continuously improving and agile organisation and we need an innovative and inspiring team player to help us fulfil our ambitions and goals. You will be part of a team contributing to the delivery of a range of council services and supporting local communities to deliver projects and improvements.

 You will be out in the community providing a visible presence for the council, performing tasks on behalf of Specialists from a range of council services. Your role will have a particular focus on working with community groups and Parish/Town Councils to support the delivery of a range of projects and activities.

Working as part of a cross-functional, busy team you will have a background in community development and project delivery. You will be great at coaching and building skills and relationships, and communicating complex information clearly to a variety of audiences. This will include delivering talks and presentations to community groups and committees.  

You will need to deliver tangible results, working effectively under pressure, helping the One Team at SSDC to achieve its ambitions for the communities of South Somerset.

We are striving to be great to work for, excellent to work with, leading the way and delivering for our communities. If you want to work in an inspiring environment and shape our future ways of working, then we want to hear from you. You will be based in Yeovil where you will able to work in an agile way.

Please contact Tim Cook, Locality Team Manager – Service Delivery on 01963 435088 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

A full driving licence and an enhanced DBS check are a requirement.

We promote and value diversity in the workplace and welcome diverse applicants. We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or pregnancy or maternity. 

We treat personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with our data protection policy/policy on processing special category personal data and criminal records. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is provided in our privacy notice.

South Somerset is committed to the safety of its residents, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


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