Oasis is looking for someone who can combine an entrepreneurial flair and excellent leadership and relational skills to become the new Community Hub Leader based on the Isle of Sheppey. The Isle of Sheppey Hub comprises of Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey, a large school secondary school with approx. 1500 students on role, 47% of which are disadvantaged. Oasis have also been involved with the establishment of a community forum on the island, providing a unique opportunity for partnership working. A food bus set up by the forum, with a team of staff and volunteers, now serves the local community.

The post holder will lead the development of the Hub based at Oasis Isle of Sheppey supporting the Academy and wider local community, and to hold the vision of integrated community delivery. We are looking for an experienced Community Leader who will take the Hub Charity to the next stage of development and grow the local community movement through our Christ-centred ethos. Some of the specific duties of this role include:

  • Coordination of a range of services such as family support, holiday provision, volunteering, youth mentoring and community empowerment projects.
  • building supportive working partnerships across the community and various groups.
  • leading Hub strategic development (e.g. comms, income generation, MEL)
  • planning, resource and coordinate the community Hub plan, measuring impact.
  • developing a team that can grow an Oasis Movement (e.g. engaging staff, volunteers and community workers).

This is very much a relational and project management role.  As such, the successful applicant will need to demonstrate:

  • experience of leading community delivery and growing projects from start-up phase.
  • innovative use of resources and budget management to maximise funding.
  • a thorough knowledge and understanding community work.
  • an education to degree level or equivalent and /or relevant professional qualification.

This is a unique opportunity for a self-reliant and results-focused individual, who is looking to make a difference in this complex and high-profile field of work.  In return we offer:

  • Flexible working practices which encourages innovation and fresh ideas.
  • A supportive network and friendly team in a motivating working environment.
  • A non-contributory defined benefit pension scheme with 7% employer contributions.
  • 25 days holiday per year (plus Bank Holidays), rising to 30 days after 2 years of service.

For full details please go the Oasis UK charity website or contact our Recruitment Team on recruitment@oasisuk.org or call 0207 921 4335.

This will be a rolling recruitment campaign so we invite you to send in your CV and Covering Letter early to recruitment@oasisuk.orgCVs will not be accepted after 9am Monday 25th April 2022.  First round of interviews will be held on week beginning 2nd May with final interviews on Wednesday 11th May, on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent.

We actively encourage applications from people of all ethnic backgrounds and minority and underrepresented groups.  If you require any assistance to overcome potential barriers, please let us know.  Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from the Oasis ethos.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.  The successful candidate will need to show proof of right to work in the UK.

Based on Isle of Sheppey

Full Time (40 hours per week), Permanent Contract

£31,919 – 35,934 per annum

Oasis supports Equal Opportunities.  Registered Charity No. 1163889