Community Development Officer West Yorkshire including Kirklees

Community Development Officer – West Yorkshire including Kirklees (Fixed Term)

We are looking to recruit a Community Development Officer to engage key partners and stakeholders across West Yorkshire including Kirklees tailoring support, training and education to create suicide safer communities.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience of leading and working on community-based projects
  • A proven track record of delivering training and/or learning workshops/educational activities
  • Previous successful experience of interagency working and networking with stakeholders
  • Experienced ASIST Trainer or willingness to gain qualification and experience
  • A degree or professional qualification in Education, Counselling, Training, Psychology, Community Development or Youth Work

Salary: NJC Scale SCP 18 – 23 (£25,419 per annum progressing incrementally to £28,226 per annum)

Hours: 36 hours per week. Due to the nature of the role, some evening, weekend and bank holiday working may be required.

Location: Leeds office with regular travel across West Yorkshire

Contract: Fixed term contract to June 2024

Please visit our website to review the full job description and person specification for the role. To apply for the position please complete the application form on our website detailing how you meet the criteria for the role. Please return your completed application to or to HR, PAPYRUS, Unit 2 Bankside, Warrington, WA1 1UP.

Closing date: 17th July 2022




 PAPYRUS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

 PAPYRUS is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk that interact with the organisation. The organisation recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The group expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments.

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