22 Mar Seeking Community Networkers for Home Together Project
Join our Home Together team!
Neighbourhood Network is seeking one new Community Networker to join our growing team. If you are an experienced networker, relationship builder and doer who enjoys working with people this could be a great opportunity for you to join the team. Community Networkers will need to be available to travel to our the estates involved in the Home Together project. Locations include: Kildare, Greystones, Donnybrook, Maynooth & Newcastle.
Neighbourhood Network is in growing communities to bring people together and encourage them to actively engage with one another and with the places where they live. They have a vision of a world full of happier and healthier communities where people know one another and neighbourhoods thrive.
The Community Networkers will lead the community engagement and development of participation in the Home Together initiative. Looking after 3 communities of varying locations: Kildare, Greystones & Donnybrook- all at varying levels of development. The role holder will provide leadership, support, signposting and networking opportunities for participants as they develop their own ideas and work towards hosting a local Street Feast as well as driving hands-on community activities.
This role is about increasing participation in all aspects of the Home Together programme, increasing connections between neighbours, developing a “welcoming” environment for new neighbours and being a regular source of support and a catalyst for community engagement. The post holder will build networks for those who take part in-person events, defining and developing engagement and support models that will work within the context of the individual communities. This includes raising awareness, developing activity, networks and spaces with a view to this becoming sustained more locally by those people involved.
What we’re looking for:
We’re looking for people with experience of working in the community, with a variety of stakeholders. Ideally you will have some experience of Event Management too. You’ll be able to evidence the building of networks along with experience in delivering projects. Most importantly we’re seeking people who are creative and personable and who have the ability to build outstanding relationships in person and online. We hope you’ll be as ambitious as the rest of the team at Neighbourhood Network, for affecting real change at a neighbourhood level.
- Travel between Home Together estates. Locations include: Kildare, Greystones, Donnybrook, Maynooth & Newcastle
- Implement our community engagement strategy and the project plan
- Act as lead representative for Neighbourhood Network in the community and at events
- Develop regular contact with Neighbourhood leaders
- Go door-to-door to meet community
- Lead on “welcome pack” content as well as setting up a “Welcoming committee”
- Attend regular meetings to plan and execute on community led projects
- Attend weekly meetings with Project Manager on Progress and areas of support that are needed as well as regular planning meetings with Core HT Team
- Coordinate local volunteers
- Work with Project manager to design neighbourhood specific interventions
- Develop relationships with local businesses, local Garda, local community centre etc
- You’ll need access to a car and a full driving licence
Fee & Time Details:
- Start: 15 April 2023 to 28 February 2024
- Set fee of €9558 equates to 10hrs p/w at €18.38 p/hr for 1 year
- Fuel allowance if €300 if required
- We currently have one position available
Complete the form below and we will be in touch.
Please contact project manager Aideen with any queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 5th April 2023
Check out the Home Together Website to see what you’ll be getting involved with!
About Neighbourhood Network
Neighbourhood Network came from the team behind Street Feast, a national neighbourhood street party event to celebrate community. We are a not-for-profit, community building organisation. We inspire neighbours to connect by providing them with the support and tools to organise community building activities. We encourage community activism and participation, and empower residents to take ownership of their neighbourhoods and start more community led projects.
At our core, we focus on reducing loneliness and social isolation by creating community connections. We do this by running projects that promote neighbourliness, social inclusion, volunteerism and creativity in the community. In the past year, we’ve produced a programme of 30+ activities that enables communities to stay connected to their neighbours through accessible socially-distanced activities.
About Home Together
Home Together is a partnership between Neighbourhood Network and a local developer. Following a successful first and second year in 2021 and 2022, We are delighted to be continuing the Home Together project in 2023. Neighbourhood Network will be working with residents, helping them come together within their new neighbourhoods to create strong, well-connected communities.
As residents settle into their new homes, we will be providing each area with the tools to build a culture of connectedness from the beginning. Our ambition is simple – to create happy places for people to live, where neighbours feel supported by each other.
It is of vital importance to us at Neighbourhood Network that the residents are the drivers of this process; we are here to support, inspire and facilitate new neighbourly friendships and positive community activities. We hope to empower residents to feel a strong sense of ownership of their neighbourhoods and start their own community led projects.