BCHA are a diverse and growing specialist housing, learning and support provider. We are currently recruiting for a Community Engagement Coordinator to join our team at The Factory our bespoke building in Poole.
The Factory Team work closely with a wide range of stakeholders, predominately in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area, by offering a range of services, including, Co-working desk hire, Conferencing and training facilities, Boardroom/Meeting room hire, business rental space, community café and garden space offering volunteer opportunities.
You will be responsible for coordinating a range of functions that will meet the needs of the customers, working with a wide range of people, from businesses, local authorities, colleagues of BCHA and the wider community, in a wide range and innovative program of activities.
You will be responsible for engaging with individuals, families, councillors and community groups who are under-represented in the area, you will support them to come together to access services and training while increasing participation and reducing isolation.
We can offer you the opportunity to:
You can add real value as part of a small team of professionals who build positive, trusting and respectful relationships with our customers who are preparing to move forward towards independence.
BCHA Safer Recruitment: Safeguarding children and adults is our first priority and we will ensure we follow safer recruitment procedures.
As an employer, we will do everything possible to prevent unsuitable people obtaining employment with BCHA. Our overall aim is to ‘deter unsuitable applicants from applying for roles with children and adults, and we will ensure that all candidates are treated fairly, consistently and in compliance with current legislation.
Strong communication skills (ability to communicate with our customers)
Experience working within resident / customer engagement
Excellent presentation skills
Able to demonstrate that you put the customer at the heart of all you do
Ability to handle situations of conflict or potential conflict with customers who may be distressed or potentially aggressive and to do so in line with BCHA’s policies and procedures
Evidence of ability to use the full Microsoft Office Suite of tools
Knowledge of online video platforms including Teams and Zoom
Ability to use social media to create awareness of generate interest
Able to demonstrate you are an effective team worker (and able to work effectively on your own, if required)