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Pudsey Community Project seeks new manager

A project supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 health crisis and beyond is recruiting a manager to oversee its work and plan future development.

Pudsey Community Project is a registered charity co-ordinating the community response in outer West Leeds (Pudsey, Swinnow, Tyersal, Woodhall, Farsley, Rodley and Calverley).

Provision includes a foodbank, children’s clothing bank and jigsaw library, and once restrictions allow, it will be reinstating and developing youth provision in the town, as well as mental health support groups.

Volunteers currently work from Pudsey Parish Church and will soon move to a dedicated base on Fartown.

It is advertising a full-time, permanent post with an annual salary of £25,000.

The post holder will be responsible for the oversight of all the project’s activities and developing new areas of work; line managing other staff members; representing the project at meetings and events; managing relationships with partners and clients; leading on activities whilst championing volunteers; and writing funding bids.

The job description adds:

“We are currently operating Pudsey Foodbank, Reduce Reuse Kids’ Clothes, and Pudsey Jigsaw Library. We will be offering youth provision (youth clubs and youth cafes), asset-based community development, support for shielding households, and mental health support groups in the coming months. IT competence and experience working in a community or charity setting is essential.”

It is working in conjunction with local schools, children’s centres, local charities and is Leeds City Council’s Lead Organisation for outer West Leeds.

More details on how to apply can be found here.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 27 August 2021.

More details about the project can also be found on its Facebook page.


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