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.


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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Living Streets project – public meeting

Could your street be a Living Street? 

Milton Keynes Council is embarking on a new project, funded by the European Commission’s Life programme, where local residents are invited to take part and help to temporarily transform part of their street into a community space. The main goal of the project is to encourage social cohesion and consideration of switching to forms of sustainable mobility.

The project will contribute to the MK5o programme, which aims to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Milton Keynes in 2017.

Come along to a public meeting at the Civic Offices on Thursday 22nd September: 6.15-6.45pm (Council Chamber) to find out more about how your organisation, a parish council or a local residents group can get involved in this community-orientated project.

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Walking tours of Fairfields a great success!

On a very wet and rainy Monday in early June, 29 people braved the weather and headed out for guided tours of Fairfields in the Western Expansion Area (WEA). The WEA is Milton Keynes’ largest new development, and once complete, will have around 6500 homes as well as new schools, local centres, green space and community facilities.

The group included new residents living in Fairfields, as well as residents of the wider MK, and representatives from local voluntary and community sector including Parish Councils, MK Springers, Girl Guiding and youth services.

The tours were kindly led by Rob Bellamy, Project Manager from Barratt Northampton who provided attendees with lots of useful information about the site and future development plans.


To read a full write up of the event click here.

A big thank you to Rob from Barratt Northampton for the tour, and to Costain Carillion Joint Venture for lending us hard hats and hi viz jackets! Thanks too to all that braved the great British summer weather to join us on the tour!

If you are interested in finding out more about the Western Expansion Area, please contact the Community Action: MK Growth Officer. We can talk to you about plans for the site, as well as give feedback from residents to help you to shape your services.

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Are you looking for space for community activity?

The Western Expansion Area (or WEA for short!) is a new development which, when complete, will be home to around 18,500 people and will be equivalent in size to Buckingham!

Milton Keynes Council will be installing 2 temporary community centres in the area so local people and groups can run and access services whilst their community is growing. We are asking potential users to get in touch to tell us what you would use the space for.

The first building is (hopefully) going to open early 2017, so please get in touch if you would be interested in using the space.  There is also funding available via the New Communities Fund to support the creation and development of new and existing community activity. Apply directly through the MK Community Foundation or chat to our Growth Officer, Hannah M.


Get in touch if you are interested in using new community spaces in the WEA (photo courtesy of Portakabin.co.uk)

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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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Consultation on Whitehouse Primary School in Western Expansion Area

There are two drop in consultation events about the new ‘Whithouse Primary School’ which is located in the Western Expansion Area, MK’s biggest new development.

Pop along to the events on 24th May or 7th June to find out more, or visit www.whitehouseprimary.co.uk.

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Community Space in the Western Expansion Area

The Western Expansion Area (or WEA for short!) is a new development which, when complete, will be home to around 18,500 people. The site runs along the v4 Watling Street from Stony Stratford in the north, all the way to Crownhill. There are plans for 6600 homes, as well as shops, schools, parks and open spaces, and community facilities. The WEA will take a number of years to build but the first residents have already moved in.


Are you interested in using community space in the WEA? (photo courtesy of Portakabin.co.uk)

Community Action: MK have been working with MK Council to install 2 temporary community centres in the WEA, one on each end of the site. The first temporary facility will be in place by autumn this year in Whitehouses (near to Crownhill). The second will be built by Spring 2017 in Fairfields (near to Stony Stratford).

We are looking for voluntary, community and sports groups who may wish to hire the space in these facilities. If you would be interested in finding out more please get in touch with Hannah, CAMK Growth Officer.

There is also a grant fund available to support the setup and development of new or existing activities which benefit residents living in these new areas. Get in touch to find out how we can help you and to explore the exciting opportunities to work with MK’s newest residents.

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