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Community Engagement Officer (Ref No. ComEO/0919)

  • Job Reference: Ref No. ComEO/0919
  • Vacancy Area: Stockwell
  • Working Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
  • Closing Date: 20/09/2019 23:59
  • Vacancy Type: Full-time/Permanent
  • Salary: £30,720 (pa)
  • Shortlisting: Week commencing 23 September 2019
  • Assessment Centre: Wednesday 2 October 2019
  • Interviews: Monday 7 October 2019


About SW9 Community Housing

It’s an exciting time to join SW9 Community Housing.  As a resident-led Housing Management Organisation, we are seeking to recruit a Community Engagement Officer in order to develop community involvement and build capacity within our communities by working with various stakeholders including residents, voluntary and community groups, and statutory agencies.  We are based in one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs in which to live and work. With 1,500 properties currently and 239 new homes to be added to our portfolio during 2019/2020, a turnover of £7.7m, as well as a substantial regeneration and development programme, we aim to build a bright future for our residents. They are the reason we do what we do, and we want like-minded visionaries to join us on this journey.

Who we are:

  • A group of people who demonstrate integrity, respect, and teamwork;
  • A group of people with passion, drive, and the courage to be different;
  • A group of people committed to doing the right thing.

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs of our social purpose. They guide our actions and behaviour. They influence the way we work as a team – and the way we serve our customers and engage with our stakeholders.

Every day, each one of us makes choices and decisions that directly affect the way we experience each other and the way our customers and stakeholders experience us. Our values give us confidence that we are using the same principles to help us make these decisions throughout our organisation.

SW9 works hard to acknowledge and celebrate individuals and teams within our organisation who consistently live our values and bring our purpose to life through their everyday behaviour, which in turn has a positive impact on our customers, community and stakeholders.

We want people who are energetic, flexible, passionate, forward thinking/innovate and creative. If you think you are the best person to help us create an even better service for our stakeholders, we want to hear from you.

About the role:

We’re recruiting an enthusiastic and inspiring Community Engagement Officer to join us on a permanent and full-time basis. A key accountability of this role is to encourage our residents and community groups to be involved and participate in their local area and housing services through informal and formal participation structures and initiatives.

About you:

To be successful in this role you should have a genuine desire and the willingness to go the extra mile in engaging with residents and community groups. You will have demonstrable experience in developing and organising resident involvement initiatives and events. Experience in developing resident engagement strategies is essential.


When you work at SW9, you are directly impacting on the lives of our residents. In return for your energy, innovation and commitment, we offer:

  • competitive pay rates
  • a defined contribution Pensions Scheme (including life cover)
  • competitive annual leave entitlement
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • employee assistance programme
  • excellent learning & development opportunities
  • staff discount scheme
  • a modern office and facilities

How to Apply:

Please read the Role Profile for full details of the role and apply by sending your updated CV, together with a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the person specification.  You should return your application to, ensuring you quote the Reference Number and Job Title.

Additional Recruitment Information:

Please ensure you read the Guidance Notes for candidates prior to submitting your application.

We do value every application we receive. However, due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to acknowledge each application. We will only reply to those who have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not received a reply within two weeks of the closing date, regrettably your application was unsuccessful.

Find out more about SW9

Please also read our important information for candidates.

You can download the role description here.