A town council is set to take on a new employee to provide community reassurance at a recreation ground. Cheadle Town Council are recruiting for the all new Community Reassurance Worker role which will work at Tean Road Recreational Grounds.
A town council is set to take on a new employee to provide community reassurance at a recreation ground.
Cheadle Town Council are recruiting for the all new Community Reassurance Worker role which will work at Tean Road Recreational Grounds.
The role, which will be for a trial period initially, is set to be funded by the town council.
It was agreed to recruit for a Community Reassurance Worker at a recent meeting of Cheadle Town Council.
Councillor Kate Martin told the Times & Echo: “This was in full agreement of all councillors. We are hoping this worker will be in place as soon as possible.
“After going out on detached with the police and having several meetings with the bowling club it made sense to put a worker on the park.
“Having this worker on site will help with consulting the users and providing the right resources on the recreation grounds.
“Over the next 12 months the town council are planning on more improvements on Tean Road rec such as toilets, changing rooms, youth shelters, work to the bowling pavilion and more tables and benches to sit on, even a possible tea room.
“We will also be looking at setting up a Friends of the Park. Anyone interested can contact the Town Clerk or myself.”
The job description for the new Community Reassurance Worker role is: To provide information, advice and guidance to park users; To encourage positive behaviours in-line with the park safety regulations and code of conduct; To encourage community participation and contribution towards the park regeneration program; To be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults; To work with a range of local partners and voluntary agencies as required; To actively engage with members of the community who utilise the park; To encourage young people into positive activities and signposting them to mainstream services as appropriate; To work closely with PCSO’s with the delivery of prevention work with groups at risk of anti-social behaviour; To lead in the delivery of informal education where appropriate; To endeavour to uphold code of conduct for all park users.
While the ‘Knowledge, Skills and Experience’ for the role has been set out as: Willingness to embrace innovative practices and developments; Ability to promote change and pilot new initiatives; Knowledge of relevant legislative/policy frameworks; Ability to influence via negotiation and advocacy; Demonstrate strong inter-personal skills with proven ability to develop effective relationships; Ability to engage with those who feel alienated from their community; Aim to promote a flexible approach using various learning styles to provide service for those who are identified as at risk anti-social behaviour within the park grounds.
Cllr Martin added: “This new role is about safety for all those who use the park. It’s about having a presence on the park, someone for users to go to.
“It’s also about bringing back youth engagement to the community.”
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