We are recruiting

Community Support Worker – Full Time 37 hours                                                                        

Salary – £21,700 per annum. 12-month contract

Rotherham Federation are seeking a Community Support Worker 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 community development, increased community activity and engagement both locally within communities and with Rotherham Federation through one-to-one listening, building networks and fostering leadership and resident-led action.
  • To support the empowerment of under-represented groups within local communities, enhancing community cohesion and collaborative working, encouraging and coaching people to become more involved in their communities.
  • To support community groups to develop, enabling project development and training opportunities for local people.
  • To support new and existing groups to operate safely and securely as Covid restrictions ease and community activities are re-established.
  • To increase community influence in decision making within Rotherham supporting individuals and groups to identify community issues, needs and problems and help resolve them.

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@rotherfed.org

The closing date for applications is 19TH March 2021 at 10am with the interviews held on 23RD March.

Applicants that have been shortlisted will be contacted on the 19th of March to be invited to an interview.

Due to current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions we are following Government advice, and this will result in interviews being held virtually vis Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

As stated above this is a 12-month contract initially, however Rotherham Federation are looking to make this a permanent role going forward, funding permitting.

Successful candidates will have a DBS check carried out.

Appointment will be subject to suitable references.

Rotherham Federation Covid-19 Response

RotherFed have been part of the overall community support programme targeting those most in need in our communities, initially through the Rotherham Heroes campaign and Community Hub, but also through providing support to our network of TARA’s and community groups. Our CEO has been involved in the multi-agency response and the Rotherham Tactical Group that work together to respond to community needs. As part of our involvement in the Rotherham Heroes campaign, we took a lead role in helping to shape and organise Friendship Calls to the most isolated and lonely people across the borough, culminating in the creation of a Befriending Providers Network that is Chaired by our CEO and meet monthly to improve outcomes for local people who are lonely and isolated.

Read our full Covid Response below:

Volunteer Role: Telephone Befriender

Are you interested in helping others?

Do you enjoy a good chat with someone?

Have you got the odd half an hour to help someone feel that bit less lonely?

Then telephone befriending could be the role for you! Our volunteers call people who have identified themselves as lonely and offer them a friendship call. Calls last on average for 30 minutes and make a real difference to people’s week. All volunteers receive full training for this role and are supported by a staff team.

Volunteer Role Description

Rotherham Federation Covid-19 Update

During the Covid-19 Pandemic Rotherham Federation are working with funders and contract providers to fulfil our commitment of Strengthening Communities in Rotherham. This is including changing how we work in order to comply with Government guidelines as well as safeguarding our members, staff and the community as a whole.

Public meetings have been cancelled or postponed and staff are working from home. You can still contact all staff by email and most staff on their mobiles and we will continue to be here.

Find out more information here:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

www.rotherham.gov.uk/coronavirus

www.rotherhamgismo.org.uk

Visit these Facebook groups to keep in contact/keep up to date:

RotherFed Good News Stories

East Herringthorpe Coronavirus help

Ferham/Masbrough Coronavirus help

East Dene Coronavirus help

You can contact us on the numbers below:

Kathryn – 07940193592

Sarah – 07538625113

Rachel – 07983147948

Rob – 07538625150

Dan – 07507277945

Ian – 07495352311

Nadeem – 07399888035

Jane – 07399888034

Nicola – 07376666191

Laura – 07813543332

For general enquiries or if the staff member you are wanting is not on the list please call Laura or email info@rotherfed.org

Stay Home. Stay Safe.

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.