Vacancy – Community HUB Coordinator – Willowacre Trust

POST TITLE:   Community HUB Coordinator
Salary:             £33,840 per annum (WT Grade 7)
Contract:         Fixed term until March 2026 due to being externally funded
Hours:             35 per week 5 days over 7 including evenings and weekends
Location:        40 Barrowfield Drive, Glasgow, G40 3QH

Organisation: Willowacre Trust is the charitable subsidiary of West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) and has been working to tackle social disadvantage for over 50 years. We are committed to the delivery of projects and services which offer additional support and opportunities to WSHA tenants with the overall aim of positively impacting on tenants’ lives.

Purpose of the Post: We are looking for a new Community HUB Coordinator who shares our values and will use them to guide the way they work on a daily basis. You will be accountable to our Community Services Manager. The post-holder will play a key role in ensuring the management, development and smooth operation of Barrowfield Community Centre, MUGA and play park. Working closely with colleagues and external partners the Community Hub Coordinator will ensure that the Community Centre is a vibrant, well managed facility, with a wide range of activities, groups and events for the benefit of local people, anchor tenants and those booking community spaces

You should:

  • Have experience of managing a Community Centre and ensure the effective day to day operation for the benefit of the community, anchor tenants, external organisations and other users of the building
  • Ensure effective maintenance of the building, grounds and play areas- including repairs and supervising contactors and others regarding work in the building
  • Have good Literacy and numeracy skills with the ability to collate and analyse information, maintain written records and write reports

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage the Community Centre and ensure the effective day to day operation for the benefit of the community, anchor tenants, external organisations and other users of the building.
  • Ensure the sustainability of the Community Centre by maximising income through centre bookings.
  • Consult and work closely with community members on the development of services, groups, activities and events for the benefit of the wider community.
  • Work closely with internal colleagues and external partners to ensure a wide range of services, activities, events and groups are available to meet the needs of our local community members.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and customers.
  • Manage the community centre assistants and cleaning staff to ensure the Centre is well maintained and cleaned to a high standard.
  • Manage staff rotas to ensure appropriate levels of cover, providing cover for day-to-day operations during annual leave and busy periods.
  • Provide support, training, supervision and annual appraisals to the Community Centre Assistants
  • Facilitate Team meetings ensuring the active participation of all team members.
  • Recruit, develop and support volunteers.
  • Ensure that robust bookings and invoicing systems are maintained.
  • Ensure effective maintenance of the building, grounds and play areas- including repairs and supervising contactors and others regarding work in the building.
  • Manage storage spaces and equipment use within the building.
  • Implement and monitor procedures for routine inspection/maintenance of plant, fire safety equipment, mechanical and electrical equipment (including PAT testing) within the building. Ensure that schedules are developed and adhered to.
  • Ensure implementation of all statutory health and safety requirements, with all Health, Safety and Security checks regularly monitored and recorded for compliance.
  • Undertake risk assessments to identify potential risks and measures needed to mitigate against these risks.
  • Take on the overall responsibility for the security of the building and for implementing standard operating procedures.
  • Implement procedures for monitoring and responding to emergency and security alarm call outs.
  • Be a responsible key holder including opening and closing the Community Centre during early mornings and late evenings and occasional call outs out of hours.
  • Ensure that positive relationships with the anchor tenants are developed and maintained.
  • Review and implement appropriate monitoring systems to record footfall, activities and feedback and provide written reports to the Community & Support Services Manager
  • Contribute to and complete funding applications to maximise revenue for the Centre.
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to all cross team working.
  • Be flexible and adaptable to the needs of our customers.
  • Participate in regular support and supervision sessions which includes participating in team and organisational meetings and training.

The list above is typical of the level of duties which the post holder is expected to perform or be responsible for.  It is not necessarily exhaustive and other duties of a similar type and level may be expected from time to time.

APPLICATION

Applications along with Equal Opportunity Form should be returned by email to vacancies@westscot.co.uk, or posted to HR Dept, Camlachie House, 40 Barrowfield Drive, Glasgow, G40 3QH.

Completed application forms to be sent to: vacancies@westscot.co.uk
Closing date: Monday 8th April, 9am
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