The Bemerton Good Neighbours Scheme is run by Help on Your Doorstep and was established in 2017. The Scheme aims to build a stronger, more resilient local community by addressing issues related to isolation and improving the health and wellbeing of residents.

The Bemerton Good Neighbours Scheme (GNS) is for the residents of Bemerton Estate, Delhi Outram, Naish Court/ Wellington Square, York Way Court, Tiber Gardens, Julius Nyerere Close, Cowdenbeath Path, Stanmore Street and Lion Court in the N1 area of Islington. It is funded by Islington Giving and Islington Council.

The overall goal of the GNS is for people to thrive, have a good quality of life and live in happy and healthy communities. It focuses on the following intermediate outcomes, working to ensure that residents:

  • have the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve their goals
  • participate in activities that improve their wellbeing
  • have good access to support networks
  • are supported by high quality services
  • are positive about themselves
  • work together for the common good.

We are looking an experienced and dedicated Good Neighbours Coordinator to lead the delivery of the Bemerton GNS from January 2021.

To succeed in this post you will need

  • excellent communication and organisational skills
  • experience of supporting residents to achieve their goals, partnership working and organising community activities
  • an understanding of and ability to implement a community development approach.

We can offer a friendly working culture and a chance to make a difference to people’s lives in Islington.

  • 28 hours per week (4 days a week but could be worked across 5 days)
  • Usually based in our office in N1 0AF, but currently will need to mostly work from home with the ability to do regular outreach in the Bemerton area
  • Salary: £28,000 pro rata plus contributory pension (£22,400 per annum)

For further information please see the job description and person specification.

Applications should consist of

  • Your CV which must include details of your education, qualifications and any relevant training, your employment history and 2 referees.
  • A covering letter, no more than 2 sides of A4 in total, which outlines why you want the job and your skills, experience and knowledge in relation to each of the points in the Person Specification.

Please send your application to [email protected] by 10am on Monday 30 November. Interviews will take place via zoom on Friday 4 December.

By making an application you are stating that you are legally entitled to work in the UK. The appointment will be subject to standard pre-employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check will be required.

Help on Your Doorstep is an equal opportunities employer. Please contact us if you would like to see our Equal Opportunities Policy.