Job Vacancy: Community Organiser

Community Organiser – Full Time 37 hours                                                  

Salary – £20,661 per annum – Permanent

Rotherham Federation are seeking a Community Organiser to join their team to support Rotherham communities to grow and develop, working with them to building their sense of belonging, community pride and spirit.

Duties include:

  • To support the empowerment of under-represented groups within local communities, enhancing community cohesion and collaborative working
  • To support community groups to develop, enabling project development and training opportunities in local communities
  • To increase community influence in decision making within Rotherham supporting individuals and groups to identify issues, needs and problems and help resolve them
  • To enable increased community activity and engagement both locally within communities and with Rotherham Federation through listening’s, building networks and fostering leadership and resident-led action.
  • Provide personal support to individual volunteers within communities
  • To deliver and report on specific targets and outputs as determined by funding requirements

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in community work and in supporting community groups with their development.

For further details and to request an application pack, please contact: Sarah Fletcher on 01709 368515 or email sarah.fletcher@rotehrfed.org

The closing date for applications is 8thth September 2019, with the assessment day including panel interviews held on 11th September 2019.

Applicants that have been shortlisted will be contacted on the 9th September to be invited to the assessment/interview day.

Successful candidates will have a DBS check carried out.

Appointment will be subject to suitable references.

Bakersfield Court 10th Anniversary Event

Bakersfield Court TARA celebrated their 10 year anniversary with an event on Thursday 16th May 2019

The former mayor and his wife attended, one of the last events he attended as Mayor.

Congratulations to Bakersfield court for 10 years of involvement and social inclusion at the centre!

Tenants and the Former Mayor
TARA Treasurer/Secretary and the Former Mayor and his Wife

This was taken from our quarterly newsletter for Summer 2019.

Nominate RMBC, Mears or Fortem Staff for an Award

Rotherham Federation will be presenting staff award to RMBC, Mears and Fortem staff at the RMBC Tenants’ Open Day 2019.

The staff members can be nominated by Council tenants across Rotherham by submitting the nomination form. The winners will be selected by a panel of tenants.

The closing date for submitting a nomination has been extended to 21st June 2019.

Please return the form to info@rotherfed.org or to Springwell Gardens Community Centre, Eastwood View, S65 1NH

Tenants Open Day 2019

The annual Tenants Open Day 2019 will be held at New York Stadium on Wednesday 10th July 2019 from 9.30am to 2pm. This is your chance to find out what’s happening in housing services and meet other tenants. Rotherham Federation will be holding the Community Groups Awards and Staff Awards. There will be stalls to find out information in the area and a Pie n Pea lunch will be served. All places must be booked by calling 01709 822100 – don’t miss out

Click here to open your invitation

Community Group Awards Are Back!

Rotherham Federation will be presenting the Community Group Awards at the RMBC Tenants Open Day which will be held at the New York Stadium on 10th July 9.30am – 2pm.

We are inviting member groups to apply for the awards which will have both a Gold (£150) and Silver (£50) award in each of the 6 categories.*

The Categories are;

  • Involving People
  • Making a Difference
  • Policies
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Communication

Applications are available here (all highlighted sections of the PDF can be filled in!) and the criteria can be found here. The criteria shows how you score your group. For scoring please start from 1 and work up to the full 6 points, whatever you score yourself you have to be doing that criteria and all the numbers below it.

Please return your applications to us by email or to Springwell Gardens Community Centre, Eastwood View, S65 1NH

The closing date for the applications will be 31st May 2019.

Good Luck!

*Please note these awards are only for Rotherham Federation organisational members to apply for

The Great British Spring Clean Grant

Keep Britain Tidy are running “The Great British Spring Clean” from 22nd March 2019 to 23rd April 2019. Litter picking is needed for all areas and communities are coming together to clear up rubbish as well as building community pride/spirit. Rotherham Federation of Communities are offering £200 per group to help bring the community together and clean up your local area.

For an application form please contact Sarah Fletcher on 01709 368515 or email sarah.fletcher@rotherfed.org. Closing date for application is Friday 8th March 2019

Voices and Choices Evaluation

In April 2016 Rotherham Federation won £401, 800 from the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund to deliver its Community Voices and Choices project. The 36-month project adopted the Community Organiser approach seeking to address the lack of social capital, building community strength and empowerment in eight of Rotherham’s most deprived communities.

This is the final evaluation of the project produced in January 2019.