Groundwork Cheshire Lancashire & Merseyside (GCLM)
Job Description & Person Specification
Job Title: Youth and Community Development Coordinator
Hours of work: Full Time (36.25 hours per week)
Pattern of work: Flexible hours to meet the needs of the project. This will involve occasional evening and weekend work.
Office base: @TheGrange, Dinmore Avenue, Blackpool FY3 7RW
Work locations: Blackpool
Salary: £20,965 – £24,922
Reporting to: @TheGrange Project Manager
Responsible for: Not applicable
Type of Contract: Permanent
Benefits Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
Annual Holidays (25 days) + 1 additional gratuity day for Christmas
closure + Public Holidays
Flexible working arrangements, depending on the needs of the role
Employee Assistance Programme
Appropriate training provided
@TheGrange is a thriving community centre located in Grange Park, Blackpool. Recently
refurbished it includes a community farm, café and shop as well as a pharmacy, a
convenience store, a library and a community theatre space. @TheGrange is managed on
behalf of Blackpool Council and the Grange Park local community by Groundwork.
We are looking to appoint a Youth and Development Coordinator to lead on our targeted
work supporting people on Grange Park. The role will involve the delivery of range of
activities to young people involved in a variety of new groups within the centre. In addition to
this the successful candidate would be tasked with wider development and engagement
work within the centre to support as many people as possible.
For more information about Groundwork and the @TheGrange project please see
SCOPE OF THE ROLE
We are looking to appoint a Youth and Development Coordinator that is excited by the idea
of working with the community at a grass roots level – and who has the skills and expertise
to help them achieve transformational change.
Applicants must be dynamic and creative and will be required to engage and support local
people in an effective and collaborative way. The role will include:
Date produced: November/2019
Delivering a broad range of activities with young people who access the Centre.
Supporting local residents to establish activity groups and support them to self-
govern in a financially sustainable manner.
Empowering the local community and ensuring their needs are at the heart of the
This role requires a clear DBS check.
MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Youth Development
To deliver a range of activities to different groups of young people supporting their personal
development, health and wellbeing and inclusion within the local community.
a) To lead on all aspects of youth work on site including the planning, development and
delivery of activity with young people
b) To ensure adequate processes are in place with activity groups in relation to
Safeguarding and Health and Safety
c) To link to wider partners delivering youth activities on Grange Park to ensure that
services support each other and maximise impact
2. Engaging Local People
To develop a programme of outreach activities that engage the local community in the
development and delivery of @TheGrange.
a) To provide a pivotal co-ordination role for the local community residents, to build trust
between the centre and its local population
b) Seek and understand local stakeholder needs and provide a balanced usage plan for
c) To work with all stakeholders to deliver a viable and sustainable activities plan for the
d) Utilise all forms of media to promote the centre locally, to include social media,
website, photography and promotional materials
3. Empowering Local People
To support local residents to take an active role in delivering services form @TheGrange
and take a lead on managing groups on site.
a) To lead the development of an active Friends of Group ensuring the voice of the local
community is embedded in the heart of activities delivered from @TheGrange
b) To undertake consultation work with local people and partner organisations to identify
issues and potential solutions, ascertain options and drive forward a consensus
c) To deliver activities that are identified as having benefit for the community including
large scale public events
d) To support local residents to set up their own groups and implement procedures to
ensure they can self-govern and work in a safe and sustainable manner
e) To assist with recruitment and support of volunteers in the delivery of projects
4. Any other reasonable duties as required by the Trust, by funders or by the line manager.
1. Investors in People – Groundwork Cheshire Lancashire & Merseyside is committed
to maintaining its Investor in People (IIP) status and you are expected to support the
ongoing development of IIP.
2. Health & Safety – All staff and volunteers have responsibility for ensuring that their
working environment is healthy and safe and that staff and volunteers for whom they
are responsible for, or working with, are not placed at risk. All staff and volunteers
will be expected to familiarise themselves with and adhere to the current Health &
3. Equal Opportunities & Diversity – Groundwork Cheshire Lancashire & Merseyside
strives to be an equal opportunities employer and operates an Equal Opportunities
policy. It also recognises the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to the
organisation and welcomes this.
4. Data Protection – Groundwork Cheshire Lancashire & Merseyside endeavours to
comply with the Data Protection Act 2018. It may be necessary to disclose personal
data to funding bodies – where a role is funded externally – in order to comply with
their funding requirements. If this applies to you we will inform you about what
information is shared.
5. Personal Development – All staff and volunteers will be expected to participate in a
broad range of personal development activities in line with best practice and take
responsibility for identifying own learning needs in order to fulfil the requirements of
the role and support career progression.
6. Corporate Training – All staff and volunteers will be expected to attend and fully
participate in the Trust’s Corporate Training Programme.
This is a description of the job as it is currently envisaged at the date noted in the footer. It is
the Trusts practice to review, from time to time, employee job descriptions and to revise
them to ensure that they relate to the job that is being performed and/or to incorporate any
changes being proposed. Any changes will be led by your line manager in consultation with
you and any amendments will be approved by the relevant Service Director. You will have
the opportunity, and are expected, to fully participate in such discussions. This job
description is broad-based and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties,
as it is recognised that jobs may change over time. Should the duties change significantly,
the post and salary level will be fully reviewed.