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Friends of Brackenhill Park – Community Engagement worker

  • Posted by Scholemoor beacon on 9th May 2024
  • £13.20 per hour
  • Full time
  • BD7 4RS / BD7 2RJ
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Friends of Brackenhill Park (FOBP) are looking for a Community Engagement Worker to join them. The role will be based at Scholemoor Beacon, BD7 2RJ as well as the park itself.

Role Description

The role is for 10 hours per week at a salary of £13.20 per hour, it is fixed term for 18 months.

Holiday entitlement: 28 days pro rata plus 8 bank holidays.

Enhanced DBS check will be required for the role.

Main purpose of job: 

To increase the use of the park and engage with the local community and improve the range of activities available.

Key tasks:

  • To engage and consult with schools, community groups, families and residents about future developments in the park
  • To support the FOBP to develop and increase membership and volunteers
  • To keep accurate records of participants, sessions and good news stories
  • To further partnership working with BMDC, NHS, schools etc.
  • To organise and prepare activities that the worker will deliver
  • Facilitate and organise freelance workers to deliver a range of activities
  • Promote and publicise through social media, flyers etc events taking place in the park
  • To support the delivery of the annual festical
  • Undertake mandatory training and additional training as needed to deliver the project
  • To follow policies and procedures of the organisation including Child Protection, Health and Safety, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • To undertake other duties towards the smooth running of Scholemoor Beacon and services as appropriate.

Key results/objectives:

  • More local residents will be physically active and spending time outdoors
  • Better used park where people feel safe and confident to use at all times
  • Friends of Brackenhill Park has increased capacity
  • Responsible for staff and equipment
  • Sports equipment

Reporting to: Susan Moreland, Centre Manager and Joanne Dodds, Chair of FOBP.

Key skills and competencies:

In order to be successful in this role you must have:

  • The ability to listen to others and work in a non-judgmental way
  • Good communication skills
  • Enjoy being outdoors
  • Be able to work flexibly and may include some weekend and evening work in Brackenhill Park

How to Apply

Please complete the attached application form and email to

Closing date: 2nd June 2024

Interview date: 10th June 2024

Job Details

  • Hours: 10 per week
  • Closing Date: 02/06/2024
  • Payment Schedule: Monthly
  • Job Salary: £13.20 per hour
  • Contact Name: Susan Moreland
  • Contact Email:
  • Phone Number: 01274 522231
  • Interview Date: 10/06/2024

Supporting Documents

About Scholemoor beacon

  • About Friends of Brackenhill Park (FOBP)

    Friends of Brackenhill Park is a small volunteer group of residents who are passionate about improving the environment, community spaces and involving the community. As a small volunteer group, we do not have the capacity to develop Brackenhill Park into a well-used community green space, on our own.  Everything we do is to is to benefit the local community and is led by the local community ie our volunteers, members and partners. Once a year we have an annual festival and monthly litter picks.

    FOBP completed a consultation a few years ago and found that due to community safety issues and a lack of activities, local people did not fully use the green space and park facilities. Bradford Council have recently invested in the park along with the funds from the sale of the lodge. This has funded a new multi-use games area, new play equipment such as a trim trail and a zip wire and refurbished the play areas with new equipment. Phase three of the masterplan is on the way which will deliver gym equipment, measured mile and further improvement. This has really made a difference to the park, there are more people using and enjoying the facilities.

    This has now created an opportunity for us to improve this further. We have been successful in receiving a grant from the National Lottery and have funding to appoint a part time worker to help us achieve our aims of making Brackenhill park a fun, vibrant and safe green space.

    About Scholemoor Beacon

    Scholemoor Beacon is a Charity that works from the Community Centre in the middle of Scholemoor estate, Bradford BD7. We were formally established in 2016 but work to transform the old sports ground and develop services from the community centre have been going on for much longer.

    The aims of Scholemoor Beacon are to ensure that we work with the local community of Scholemoor and surrounding area to:


    • Provide opportunities for learning, training, employment and enterprise.
    • Support people who are living in poverty and face hardship
    • Provide opportunities for the community to come together and promote community cohesion
    • Improve the health and wellbeing of local people and reduce health inequalities.


    We currently provide a range of services including Youth group, outdoor adventure play, wellbeing groups, exercise sessions, job club and we are a warm and welcoming space. We work in partnership with other agencies including Bradford Council Youth service, Play Bradford, Bradford City Football Foundation and CHAS@StVincents.


    The person appointed will be employed by Scholemoor Beacon and will be line managed by the Centre Manager with input and support from the Chair of Friends of Brackenhill Park.


    For more information contact Susan Moreland on 01274 522231 or email , she can arrange for you to talk to the Chair of FOBP Joanne Dodds.

  • Scholemoor Community Centre, Dracup Ave, Bradford BD7 2RJ


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