Community Development Officer

Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8HB
In excess of £30,000 plus benefits
16 Jul 2019
16 Aug 2019
Youth work
Full Time
Contract Type

Community Development Officer

Location: Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8HB

Salary: In excess of £30,000 plus benefits



Job description

As the Community Development Officer for RAFC Cranwell you will be responsible to OC Support Wing for the development of Community Support provision, services and facilities for the Service Community (serving personnel, families, children and young people) and the day to day delivery of our Airplay Youth Support Programme. As part of these duties you will liaise with external agencies and organisations to engage support for and understanding the needs of the Service Community.

Person specification

Desirable, previous experience of Youth and Community work.


Degree or professional Qualification recognised by the National Youth Agency for Youth and Community Work plus previous experience at managerial level. Information regarding NYA recognised qualifications can be found on this link: Candidates are advised to check they have the required qualification before submitting an application.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Developing Self and Others


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check in addition to an MOD Security check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

This vacancy is sifted using a Civil Service Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Grade entry qualifications

Degree or Professional Qualification recognised by JNC for Youth & Community Work – JNC provides a list of all schemes/courses and programmes recognised by JNC as equivalent. Previous experience at managerial level.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

Wing Commander P B Mann, OC Support Wing or Louise Short, Regional Community Development Advisor (N), Support Wing, RAFC Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 8HB,

Sift/interview dates and location

Interviews for this vacancy will take place on a date and time to be confirmed at RAFC Cranwell.