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IRIE! dance theatre is recruiting.

Job Title:                          Community Engagement Coordinator

Responsible to:              Business Director

Salary:                              £150 a day x 4 days per week 36 hours

Hours per week:            (6-month contract and dependent on future funding)

Place of work:                Moonshot Centre, New Cross / Remote working

Main Purpose of the Role:


The post holder will support IRIE! dance theatre to develop and deliver a tailored programme of community education and engagement work that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Communities in Lewisham and work with a variety of local stakeholder organizations’, groups and individuals to identify priorities in relation to community engagement.


The post holder will support the wider IRIE! team across areas associated with marketing and networking, and will be instrumental in forming effective relationships among the various service providers to maximise community benefit through their combined outputs and lead on the development of the organisations’ Community Engagement strategy.


Some evening and weekend working required.


Duties and Responsibilities 


Act with a high degree of autonomy, initiative, and flexibility and take an active role in service development, delivery and improvement.


Manage, in collaboration with local partners where necessary, the co-ordination and delivery of the IRIE!s Community Engagement Strategy and action plan.

Ensure IRIE! Involvement and attendance presence with the Local Assemblies for the New Cross and Evelyn Wards and attend relevant Council and community meetings representing IRIE!


Actively promote the organisation’s BA Degree, community engagement and education programmes and other services.

Monitor activity within IRIE! services, the community, and Local Assemblies to identify the impact on the Action Plan and assist IRIE! staff in understanding these implications in relation to developing policy and strategy that promotes community cohesion.


Prepare and present reports and regular briefings to staff, our Board of Trustees, funders and wider partners as required, including the reporting of performance measurement, and proposing remedial action where required.


Proactively (and in collaboration where necessary with others including external partners such as Children and Young People and Safer Neighbourhoods Teams), identify, investigate and monitor potential or actual causes of disengagement, including consulting local residents and community groups, and to formulate strategies, activities and recommendations for actions to address these issues and produce statistical data around the engagement needs of members of the community.


Develop and support partnership working within the centre, encouraging a shared vision to ensure the creation of an exciting and varied programme of events, activities and services.


Lead and support, as appropriate, marketing and promotion activities that will raise the profile and attractiveness of the centre and maximise visitor numbers.


Lead on the development of the organisations membership by engaging new members, organisations and maintaining good links with them.


Identify and respond to community needs and aspirations including those of children and young people and older Persons using a range of social media platforms and tools to maximise levels of involvement.


Support the development and implementation of community engagement and develop an online presence and resources to maintain good relationships with service users and partners; including local education, health, social care and voluntary sector agencies.


Work with the team in planning and producing a range of community resources, including the development of web-based information, advice and guidance resources.


Recruit, develop and provide regular supervision to all project support volunteers.



To understand and comply with all IRIE!’s operational and management policies to ensure compliance with legislation and company standards and ensure that all users and contractors observe standards and when on the premises.


To be responsible for carrying out duties in line with policy and be sensitive to the needs of others, promoting a positive approach to a harmonious working environment.


To promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults who use our services.


Work with centre staff to ensure the smooth day-to-day management of hires and customer service standards.

Attend internal and external meetings, conferences and training as part of continuing professional development (CPD).

Be prepared to fulfil other duties as may be determined from time to time by the Business Director, Chief Executive, which may be reasonably required of the post holder relevant to the main purpose of the post.


Work as part of the organisation staff team, undertaking supervision and appraisal with the Business Director, working closely with colleagues and deputising as required.


Work some evenings and weekends, ensure effective and timely work plan delivery and carry out all other job role functions as required, for which time off in lieu can be taken.


To undertake additional or other duties as may be appropriate to achieve IRIE! objectives, upholding the values and integrity of the company.


This job description will be reviewed annually and may be subject to change.

Download application pack below

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Job Description

Closing Date: Midnight Friday 5th February 2021


Zoom Interviews: Thursday 18th February


Start Date: Immediate (subject to satisfactory references)

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