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Job Vacancy – BESS Community Engagement Officer

BESS Community Engagement Officer
15 hours per week

Salary: £7,410 per annum

(Funding for this post is guaranteed up until 31st March 2022)


We are seeking to recruit a dedicated and passionate individual to join this exciting service, which is dedicated to working alongside people experiencing loneliness as a result of social isolation. As we emerge from successive lockdowns we feel this work is more important than ever. The role will be:

To facilitate on-line and face-to-face opportunities for people experiencing loneliness and social isolation to engage, connect and discover purpose.

To empower those engaging with BESS to develop a network of friendship and support and to participate in a range of meaningful activities across the community.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a passionate commitment to our organisational values:

Kindness, Justice and Equality.


Empowerment particularly welcomes applications from people who have a lived experience of loneliness and social isolation.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance, two appropriate references and a 6 month probationary period.


To request an informal conversation about the role please call and ask to speak to Linzi Cason.


Closing date:  5pm on Tuesday 22nd June 2021.

Interviews will be held, socially distanced, at the Empowerment Base on Friday 25th June 2021.


As users of the ‘Disability Confident Scheme’, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for this vacancy. If you require additional support during the application process, please get in touch.


Here at Empowerment, we actively encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including those from the Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority community, the LGBT community, and people with a lived experience of multiple disadvantage.


We believe that Empowerment will become a better and stronger organisation if we are a diverse family of people, each individual bringing with them their own unique set of experiences, gifts and talents.

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