We are hiring!

Community Action: MK are recruiting for a number of full and part time positions in our Community Development Team. See more information below about the positions available.


Community Development Team Member (various roles available)

  • Full or Part time opportunities available
  • £22,387 per annum (pro rata)
  • Fixed term until June 2017, with possibility of extension dependant on funding.

Here at Community Action: MK we support the amazing work happening in and around Milton Keynes’ communities. We support local people to take action in their community whether part of a charity, a community group or an individual looking to make a difference. We are looking for passionate individuals to join our Community Development Team. As a team we deliver various Community Development contracts across Milton Keynes and we are looking for people that can join a flexible team that supports a variety of projects.

Download the Full Job Description & Personal Specification.

Download the Application Form.

Read our Equal Opportunities Statement.

Download our Equal Opportunities Form.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity please contact Julie on 01908 661623 or julie@communityactionmk.org.

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Please complete our application form and return it via post or email to info@communityactionmk.org by 4th December 2016.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

A selection event and interviews will be held on 12th December 2016.

 

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MK Share Fair – 16 October

Sunday 16th October between 11am-3pm at Oldbrook Boulevard (MK6 2).

A Share Fair is like a market BUT everything is ABSOLUTELY FREE. A money free zone where everyone is welcome to share and swap, skills, stuff and stories.

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You can find updates about the event on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mksharefair/ or contact:  csefton@edenproject.com for more information.

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MK Share Fair – 16 October

Milton Keynes Share Fair event will take place on Sunday 16th October between 11am-3pm at Oldbrook Boulevard (MK6 2).

A Share Fair is like a market BUT everything is ABSOLUTELY FREE. A money free zone where everyone is welcome to share and swap, skills, stuff and stories.

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Everyone has something to share; skills, time, ideas, stories and stuff.

If you have anything to share and would like to get involved in the event please get in touch by e-mailing csefton@edenproject.com.

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How can parishes and their residents benefit from community energy?

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How can my parish and local residents benefit from community-owned energy?

Community Action: MK is inviting members of Parish Councils and Residents Associations in Milton Keynes to a special event being organised during the national Community Energy Fortnight taking place between 3rd-18th September.

The event will take place at the Imovation Centre at Transport Systems Catapult (170 Midsummer Boulevard) between 5-7pm on Tuesday 13th September.

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The Imovation Centre at Transport Systems Catapult

This short and practical session will provide useful information about the role that your parish and your neighbourhood could play in promoting community ownership of energy. We will be using case studies of successful MK-based projects, such as Wolverton Community Energy, to illustrate how this model can act as a vehicle for community cohesion, at the same time as raising income for community investment in your area. In particular, we will be exploring:

  • Planning for sustainability and resilience – how you can include community energy outcomes in your Neighbourhood Plan, Parish/Business Plan or other strategic documents
  • Ways of improving efficiency of local buildings
  • Community ownership model – challenges and benefits
  • CAPE, Community Action Platform for Energy – new project in Milton Keynes

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Wolverton Community Energy

There will be an opportunity to network with representatives of other parish councils from and residents groups across MK Borough and to find out about the exciting new MK Community Energy Alliance, and how to get involved as part of it.

We are also pleased to confirm that The National Energy Foundation and the Plan:MK team at Milton Keynes Council will be speaking at the event, alongside Wolverton Community Energy and CAPE, Community Action Platform for Energy project.

If you would like to represent your parish or a local residents’ group at the event, please RSVP to anna@communityactionmk.org.

The event is being organised in collaboration between CAPE, Community Action Platform for Energy (one of Community Action: MK’s projects) and Wolverton Community Energy.

Thank you to Transport Systems Catapult for providing the venue. 

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You can see this and other events listed on the official Community Energy Fortnight 2016 website and follow updates on Twitter through #CEF16:

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What’s it like to live in a new community?

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We are asking residents of Broughton Gate and Brooklands to answer a few short questions about what it’s like to live in a new community, and what you would like to see as the area develops.

We will use the information (anonymised of course!) to get a sense of how the community is developing, and share your views with decision makers who are involved in creating new communities to see what lessons can be learned.

As a ‘thank you’ for your time we will enter you into a prize draw to win a £50 voucher.

Click here to access the survey or email Hannah@communityactionmk.org for more information.

 

 

 

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New Communities Project

Community Action: MK runs a Community Development project across MK’s Expansion Areas. These areas include:

  • Broughton Gate and Brooklands (known as the Eastern Expansion Area)
  • Fairfields and Whitehouse (known as the Western Expansion Area)
  • Kingsmead South and Tattenhoe Park
  • Strategic Land Allocation

The aim of this project is to build strong and sustainable communities in MK’s newest areas, and encourage people to take a more active role in their community, whether it be through attending or running activities, volunteering or having a say in local decisions.

We have published a short summary to give you a flavour of some of the exciting activities and achievements for these areas which is available to download.

If you would like to find out more about our New Communities project, please contact Hannah M or visit our website.

 

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Join our Vital Signs Focus Group in Broughton and Brooklands

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We are looking for 10 residents of Broughton and Brooklands to come along to a short focus group to talk about experiences in your community and help us to build a picture of your neighbourhood.
The focus group is run by Community Action: MK as part of the Vital Signs project which is coordinated by MK Community Foundation. We will cover issues around:
  • Strong communities

  • Tackling disadvantage and exclusion

  • Local environment

We want to hear the views from people living in your new community, and see what hopes and plans you have for your city.

Date: Tuesday 10th May
Time: 5.15pm arrival/refreshments for a 5.30pm start. Session ends by 7pm
Venue: Broughton Pavilion, Tanfield Road, Broughton
Please book via Community Action: MK’s Eventbrite as spaces are limited.

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