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Community and Engagement Manager

Do you have what it takes to develop and champion our engagement and co-production strategy? Want to lead an amazing team achieving fantastic outcomes for Deaf and Disabled people?

Richmond AID is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic person who will support our vision of putting Deaf and Disabled people at the centre of everything we do. We are looking for an experienced person who can develop and implement an engagement and co-production strategy. You will work closely with our other managers and play an integral role in the management team.

Community and Engagement Manager Job Description and Person Specification

Position: Community and Engagement Manager

Location: Teddington, TW11 8HT

Salary Range (depending on experience): pro rata of £32,910 – £38,745 incl. OLW

Hours: Part-time 21 hours per week. We are able to offer some flexibility with the role such as term time only or flexibility with days/times.

Contract: Permanent

Annual Leave: 25 days leave plus bank holidays or pro rata of if part time

Closing date: Sunday 9pm 14th July 2024, or before if a suitable candidate is found.

We reserve the right to close the application early.  An early application is strongly recommended as shortlisting and interviews will be held on an ongoing basis.

About the role:

The role involves leading the delivery and development of our dynamic Community and Engagement team. This multidisciplinary team currently has 6 direct reports and services include: BuddyUp, Spade gardening service, Mental Health Peer Support service, Connect to Tech digital training, Campaigning and our wide range of peer group activities.  There is a variety of skills and experience which will require someone to not just manage these services, but to lead their development and widen our coverage across the borough of Richmond. This will predominantly involve supporting the people involved to be leaders of their own projects, developing/modernising our delivery model, ensuring projects meet targets and quality standards and when required also being involved in supporting direct service delivery.

We are looking for a motivated, resilient and ambitious manager to join our amazing team. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to play an integral role in improving the lives of Deaf and Disabled people.

About you:

You will have strong leadership skills with experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team. You will lead our engagement, co-production and campaign strategy and manage our Community and Engagement team instilling these values through all our work. You must be committed to the value of participative community engagement, have a great understanding of the needs of diverse communities, and a passion for social justice and supporting Disabled people.

You must have experience in the delivery of community facing services and be able to  demonstrate an understanding of the challenges faced by Disabled people. It is essential you bring passion, dynamic ideas and creativity to the role.

You will be an excellent networker internally and externally. You will have strong influencing skills, and will have the right blend and balance of people skills with excellent communication and project management abilities. You must be comfortable connecting with the wider community, able to listen, gather the views of local people, and feed these back into our wider programme of work. You’ll be confident in participative strategies and tools such as facilitating groups, arranging events, developing surveys, gathering views and responding to consultations.

You will have experience of managing a team covering a wide range of projects and interests. You will know what it takes to set up and manage a project and ensure it meets the intended outcomes.

You will be skilled in managing group dynamics and supporting your team to have boundaries with clients. You will also have experience of managing Safeguarding issues. Above all you must bring a positive, solution focused attitude.

Experience of campaigning work, with a track record of delivering innovative digital campaigns that have led to real change, would be an advantage.

About Richmond AID:

Richmond AID offers 25 days annual leave plus eight bank holidays pro rata. Normal office hours are 9am to 5.15pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 5pm on Fridays. You will be based at our offices in the Disability Action and Advice Centre, 4 Waldegrave Road, Teddington, TW11 8HT but may need to work from other locations as needed.

Related roles: volunteer manager, services manager, service coordinator, community development facilitator, campaign manager, community engagement, co-production manager, activities coordinator.

To apply: Please apply via the Charity Jobs website on the link below:


You will need to send your CV and a covering letter of up to 2 sides of A4 stating how you meet the Essential and Desirable criteria in Experience and Knowledge section of the Job description.

Disabled Candidates:

The charity is an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcomes applications from Disabled candidates and has been awarded the Disability Confident Employer quality mark, meaning any Disabled candidates that meet the minimum criteria will be invited for interview. Please advise if you have a disability or long-term health condition that you would like to be considered when you apply.

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