North Yorkshire County Council Stronger Communities Delivery Managers - two posts (closing date 27/05/2018)

£39,002 - £41,846

In times of continued financial pressures and diminishing resources, a key challenge for the County Council is how best to help develop the ability of communities to look after themselves, manage community assets and drive efficient and responsive services to a greater degree than they already do.

Stronger Communities is a flagship programme of the County Council and an integral part of our transformation plan. Established in 2014, our vision is of stronger and more resilient, resourceful and confident communities in all parts of North Yorkshire, effectively using their skills and assets to coproduce, with the council and others, a range of local support and services that maximise the well-being of local people of all ages (children, young people, families, adults and older people). We want to see communities in North Yorkshire have greater collective control of their own well-being and ultimately reduce inequalities.

Our aim is to champion and enable the conditions for effective social action within the market towns, villages and communities of North Yorkshire and to invest resources in such a way that ultimately results in reduced inequalities; improved social connectedness and improved well-being.

We have a team of seven Delivery Managers, each of whom is responsible for delivery in a district.

To apply you must be able to demonstrate expertise gained in a similar role and have an understanding of the principles of community development, social action and community empowerment. You should have a good understanding of the Stronger Communities programme priorities and how they contribute to the key aims of the Council Plan.

We are looking for someone with a collaborative style and with excellent inter-personal skills; you should be solution focused, work well under pressure and able to manage multiple projects.

For an informal conversation contact Marie-Ann Jackson, Head of Stronger Communities on 01609 532925

For further information about Stronger Communities see

Applicants are invited to tell us which districts they wish to be considered for when applying (Richmondshire and/or Ryedale/North York Moors

The post is politically restricted under the terms of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

Closing date: Sunday 27th May 2018

Interviews: Friday 8th June 2018

To apply for this vacancy go to and search for Stronger