Centre Development Worker

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15 Harwoods Road Watford WD18 7RB
Closing date: 21/07/2023

West Watford Community Association

ITLE: Centre Development Worker


1. The Trustees (Management Committee) of West Watford Community Association (WWCA)

2. Line Manager: Centre Manager

PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To develop new activities, events, groups and services to
complement those already undertaken by WWCA, in partnership with other local organisations at other community venues in West Watford. If you are the right candidate we are happy to train you up.

HOURS OF WORK: 15 hours per week. Hours generally within 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday but some flexibility will be required and may include some evening and weekend working hours with time off in lieu (TOIL).


  • Generate the resources (including funding) to enable new projects and developments as required.
  • Develop and monitor new activities and services in line with community needs.
  • Build relationships with other local organisations and groups to develop partnership working.
  • Be responsible for all administration and management of such new activities.
  • Actively promote and encourage volunteering to assist in the delivery of new activities.
  • Support volunteers, session workers and activities.
  • Promote the use of the Centre to the local community including other groups and associations, individuals and statutory agencies.
  • Become familiar with all aspects of the Centre Manager’s work so as to be able to provide cover when necessary.
  • Provide a written report to each Management Committee meeting and be prepared to attend such meetings as required.
  • Be responsible for administering own workload.
  • Participate in personal development and training as agreed with line manager.
  • Attend relevant local network meetings as appropriate and agreed with line manager.
  • Create promotion materials for and widely promote all activities, new and existing (social media, webpage, paper form)
  • Maintain database in timely manner (training provided).
  • Carry out other duties, commensurate with the nature of the post and hours of work, which may reasonably be assigned by the line manager


Skill and Abilities

· Good communication skills

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Ability to lead a team of volunteers

· Ability to work on own initiative

· Competent Computer skills


· Of the Voluntary & Community Sector

· Of how to access relevant information

· Of resource management


· A good standard of literacy and numeracy


· Of organising activities

· Of recruiting and supporting volunteers

· Of working with people of many different backgrounds and levels of ability

· Of managing budgets


· Commitment to equal opportunities.

· Ability to manage own workload

· Ability to work flexibly as required


Skills and Abilities

· Ability to manage difficult situations

· Ability to write funding applications (however, training will be provided)


· Of the Statutory (public) Sector

· Of relevant legislation


· A qualification in any relevant field, for example community work


· Of working in a community organisation

· Of working with committees

· Of inter-agency working

· Of managing an office


· A commitment to further learning

· Good networking skills

This post is considered exempt under the rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as such an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required that could influence the decision of the appointment panel.

Convictions that are not relevant to the safety of children or vulnerable adults will not hinder appointment.

Strictly held confidentiality will safeguard candidate’s information.

WWCA Registered Charity no. 1141618 Company Limited by Guarantee no. 7386863

Job Type: Part-time

Part-time hours: 15 per week

Salary: £10.42 per hour


  • Flexitime


  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend/ some evening availability