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Community Development Worker

Cwmbran

Posted 10/05/2022

£15,553 per annum

Top Reasons to Apply
  1. We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team and help us promote our work and set up new projects.
  2. The purpose of the role is to develop CoStar’s projects and set up new projects, to encourage community participation and reduce social isolation.
  3. The role will be based across both of CoStar’s sites and will help to develop and promote usage of our projects.
Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team and help us promote our work and set up new projects.

25 hours per week – one year fixed contract

About us

CoStar is a small community development charity based at the Threepenny Bit Community centre in Cwmbran.  Our mission is to relieve poverty and to raise the quality of life for local residents.

We are a small team of dedicated staff and volunteers who work hard to provide a range of services to help our local community.

Our projects include:

  • Foodbank and food co-op
  • Paint reuse scheme
  • Lunch Club and Breakfast Club
  • Art and craft classes
  • Ancestry Class and Heritage Events
  • Environmental / litter picking / fly tipping reduction
  • Special Events, open days

Job Role

The purpose of the role is to develop CoStar’s projects and set up new projects, to encourage community participation and reduce social isolation. The role will be based across both of CoStar’s sites and will help to develop and promote usage of our projects. It will involve occasional travel to local venues to promote CoStar and carry out networking activities.

Main duties:

  • Consult with community to ascertain needs
  • Develop and create new projects
  • Co-ordinate special events, open days, trips etc.
  • Promote and publicise all of CoStar’s activities using social media, website, flyers, leaflet drops.
  • Assist with small funding applications as appropriate
  • Act as a bridge between 3rd sector organisations and the wider community
  • Liaise with mainstream providers and provide signposting to ensure the community can access advice and support.
  • Assist with monitoring attendance and collecting statistics as required.

CoStar is committed to equal opportunities and diversity.  All applicants will receive careful consideration for interviews.

Closing date 3rd June 2022

Company Information

CoStar is an independent local charity in the Greenmeadow area of Cwmbran.  Formed in 2000 by a small group of residents with a passion to help and develop their community, CoStar was originally located at Blenheim shops but moved to the Threepenny Bit Community Centre in 2012. We are involved in an ever increasing range and diversity of projects. events and activities aimed at developing and supporting the local communities of Greenmeadow, Fairwater, St Dials, Coed Eva and Upper Cwmbran.

We believe that communities count and individuals matter. Our vision and goal is therefore to:   Strengthen and Develop friendships and relationships within our community by:

    • Running projects that seek to improve and enhance the local community
    • arranging social events and activities for local residents

 Support and Help Individuals through:

    • Helping reduce personal hardship and poverty
    • Teaching new skills and interests
    • Encouraging people to pursue healthier and more active lifestyles
    • Offering support and advice where appropriate and requested.

Key Facts
  • Head Office:

    CoStar Partnership The Threepenny Bit Community Hall, Deerbrook, Greenmeadow, Cwmbran, NP44 4SX 01633 869227

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