Become a Mayor’s Community Champion Coordinator for your local area!

 

Support your community to develop solutions…

 

Receive training and ongoing support…

 

Seek improvement for your community….

Do you have:

·         Pride and passion for where you live?

·         A drive to seek improvements for your community?

·         A desire to bring together residents and local service providers?

·         A passion to support the development of community-driven solutions?

·         The ability to commit Forum coordination and wider community activism?

Then you could be a volunteer Mayor’s Community Champion Coordinator in your local area!

Please find attached a full role profile. If you require further details or support completing an application please email communitychampions@towerhamlets.gov.uk or call 020 7364 2686/5480

Online applications should be made by completing the form available on the Mayor’s Community Champion Coordinator webpage which can be accessed via the following link:

www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/volunteer

Applications close on Sunday 14th September 2014 and we will get back to all applicants following this date.

Role Profile

Purpose

 

The Mayor’s Community Champion Coordinators (CCCs) will play a leading and vital role in the delivery of Local Community Ward Forums and supporting the creation and growth of local activity by:

♦acting as facilitators bringing together and promoting discussion between residents and local service providers and schools, etc.;

♦supporting the development of community-driven solutions taking into account local concerns; supporting the creation of active citizenship within the area through fostering community pride andcohesion;

♦nurturing community-led projects by providing a platform for resident voice.

 

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

 

CCCs are not a replacement for local ward members so will not carry out ward members’ functions.

A group of CCCs will be established in each ward in the borough and have responsibility for:

1.Coordinating the delivery of 3 x Public Meetings over a year within the ward in which they live, which will:

Support the ward level ‘The Mayor Asks You To Decide!’ campaign, which allocates funding locally

Support local decision making Work with local public services to problem solve Provide the means for residents to come together and discuss issues around local priorities

2.Playing a role in the yearly borough-wide resident engagement programme and showcasing the work of their Local Community Ward Forums.

3.Assisting in other similar consultative and ward based projects from time to time, including seeking the views of people in your ward area.

Although there is no upper limit on the amount of time required for this role, the preparation and delivery of each of the 3 x Public Meetings throughout the year will require around 15 hours for each meeting. Outside of these meetings CCCs will be supported to make the most of their role.

This role could be combined with full time employment and be undertaken both at evenings and weekends. In order to get the most out of this role and the support provided you should be prepared to be a CCC for a minimum of 18 months.

 

Requirements

 

The role is open to everyone aged 16 and over who lives in Tower hamlets and is not already a ward member.  The role would suit people who can:

♦can demonstrate their pride in their ward and passion for Tower Hamlets;

♦have the drive to seek improvements in their ward that will serve the needs of the community as a whole;

♦have a desire to work in co-operation with residents, elected members and service providers;

♦are willing to show long-term commitment to Forum co-ordination and wider community activism;

♦can apply the principles of the Partnership; the Community Plan and the vision of One Tower Hamlets as the basis for local improvement.

To excel in the role, CCCs will be provided with training and support including a bespoke training package focusing upon community leadership, Tower Hamlets Partnership working and Forum co-ordination

 

 

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