Community Development Officer

United Living

We are currently recruiting for a community development officer to join our refurbishment business. The role will act as a key point of contact for clients and residents to ensure we achieve our object of leaving a lasting legacy on every project.

You will work with residents to ensure we meet our commitments under the social value act. This will be done by training, coaching and empowering people. You will be innovative in your approach to achieving these by leveraging our relationship with our subcontracts, working in partnership with local networks and stakeholder as well as charities and schools, engaging our existing staff or delivering some training yourself.

Due to the geographical locations of our projects the role will involve some travel and also sometimes working evenings. Our head offices are based in Swanley, Kent the role holder will need to travel here for meetings and training.

About you

You will have excellent people skills being able to communicate and engage people at all levels.

You will have a passion for the positive impact of social value and community activity.

You will need to have a full UK driving license.

Excellent relationship building skills.

Why join us?

United Living is on an exciting journey of growth and it’s a great time to join our diverse team. We are helping the country to build the new homes it needs whilst working in the homes that are in need of improvement.

The five-year business strategy to become a £0.5bn business by 2020 is in the hands of our brilliant teams, expertly led by our Chief Executive Officer, Ian, and the executive team.

Our values of social gain, honest endeavour, customer excellence and partnership delivery underpin our business as we work together to achieve more. We are an inclusive business and we celebrate and embrace differences, which makes United Living a great place to work.

Going far beyond the build or refurbishment, we work in partnership with our communities so that each and every one of us can make a difference beyond our day to day roles.

The teams are regularly recognised for the work we do through accolades including ROSPA Gold for Health and Safety, BREEAM award for Best Residential Development and we are a RICS award winner. United Living has also secured a place on the annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 for two consecutive years.


26 days annual leave plus statutory holidays
A defined contribution company pension scheme (5% contributed by us and 2% contributed by you)
Life assurance (equivalent to three times your salary)
Free eye tests
Employee discount scheme
Employee assistance program
Paid membership to a professional body
We are a CIPD flexible working champion
About United Living

We are United Living, we build homes and provide planned maintenance services to our registered provider, local authority and private developer customers across the country. We deliver not just high quality homes but wider benefits including training, local employment and community initiatives.

Our commitment to the local community goes beyond the physical work we do. Our simple aim is to leave a lasting legacy. We go beyond ‘Just Building’ and have a passion to do so. Through partnerships with schools, community groups and social enterprises we employ and train local people and pledge to leave a positive lasting legacy on all our schemes.

Day to day United Living teams across the country are building and maintaining homes that are innovative and challenging – our development for L&Q in Wandsworth is the tallest yet at 26 storeys and will provide 201 homes for the area. In South London we are working with Moat to deliver a £35 million regeneration and development scheme which will see the refurbishment of more than 400 homes and the building of 112 more. In Hull we are working with Pickering and Ferens Homes to build extra care homes for the older generation and in the Midlands we are building 139 homes for rent in the centre of Milton Keynes.

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