Job opportunity: Community Officer


Grade 6 - £24,496 to £26,845 per annum. 




37 hours per week. 

About the job

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is committed to supporting communities with community lead projects, sponsorship and Britain in Bloom. The role cuts across all town centres and communities within the borough and works closely with partners and stakeholders to deliver community solutions, Britain in Bloom and other community elements including allotments.  It will work proactively to implement new and innovative approaches to problem solving for the areas of specialism, and support the Bloom programme through sponsorship generation.

The role with provide advice and support across a varied complexity of issues through cross team and partnership working, ensuring that issues are addressed promptly and in accordance with policy.


  • A minimum of five GCSEs grade 4 or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English
  • Experience working in an outdoor parks/green spaces environment and experience in working with and developing community groups.
  • Relevant experience of securing sponsorship and other income from businesses and other external sources.
  • Experience with dealing with internal and external customers, including partners, elected members and members of the public.
  • You should be willing to undertake occasional out of hours work and undertake training as required and to continue personal development.


If you are able to bring a proactive, solution based approach to community solutions, sponsorship and Britain in Bloom then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please contact Rebecca Allen, Town Centres and Communities Manager or Simon Long, Community Development Officer on (01782) 717717.  

Why work for us? 

Newcastle-under-Lyme is on the up!  We’ve already started our transformation, however, we still need to find better ways of doing things because we are determined to do the very best we can for our communities.   

If our vision is to be the best, then we need the best people working for us. Our people are at the heart of what we do and have the freedom to innovate, grow and develop.  We recruit people who share our vision and values; people who have the drive to deliver our ambitious Council plan.

Our historic Borough is a place of marked contrasts. We are the home of a world class University at Keele, a leading light known internationally for its research and sustainability record, which stands side by side with former mining communities including some which register amongst the most deprived areas in the country. Our Borough is also a mixture of urban centres, affected by some of the same social issues facing our neighbouring city, Stoke-on-Trent, but also outstanding rural landscapes in our less populated villages. Our plans and priorities aim to address the needs of all our communities.   

Our People Offer 

We reward our people with a competitive range of benefits including; access to the local government pension scheme, minimum 23 days annual leave and 5 extra days after 5 years' service, flexible working and family friendly policies, local and national high street discounts, green travel scheme including cycle to work scheme and electric car salary sacrifice, free employee 24 hour employee assistance and counselling services, flu vaccination service and health checks plus development and training opportunities.

View our full people offer and 'working for us' video here

Closing date

5pm on Thursday 15 June 2023. 

(Should we receive a large number of applications, then this post could close sooner than the date stated). 

Download the job description and person specification

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