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Housing association seeks recruit to deliver community projects in Bradford and Keighley

MHA Chair Barrington Billings

Manningham Housing Association (MHA) is to recruit a new team member to deliver an exciting range of community investment initiatives put together during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Community Partnerships and Engagement Officer will work closely with external partners and stakeholders to help improve the quality of life for people in Bradford and Keighley with an emphasis on boosting health and wellbeing, economic development, employment and skills, financial inclusion and community integration.

The post will initially be part-time with the likelihood of becoming full-time.

MHA has recently made successful bids for grant funding to support two new community-based programmes for young people and Asian women.

Other applications are in progress to finance a selection of other specific projects to benefit residents in Bradford and Keighley.

MHA Chief Executive Lee Bloomfield explained that, despite the difficulties associated with the pandemic, the association remains on track to deliver its three-year Community Investment Strategy which was published in 2019.

He commented: “The Community Investment Strategy provides a framework for us to work with partners to help local residents and build more resilient communities.

“Our new recruit will play a pivotal role in this as we continue to make a positive impact on the communities we serve.

“Responsibilities will include project management, resident engagement and representing MHA in partnership meetings.

“The past few months have been challenging for everyone, but we remain fully committed to making lives better.”

Barrington Billings, Chair of the MHA Board, added: “We are proud of our Community Investment Strategy which sets out our commitment to supporting, engaging and investing in community sustainability.

“It is designed to optimise the use of internal resources, as well as attract external funding that can help maximise benefits and improve life opportunities for our residents and the surrounding communities.

“Our strategic approach to community investment enables us to further enhance local engagement, address inequalities and tackle social deprivation.

“The new Community Partnerships and Engagement Officer will be vital in helping MHA to achieve these objectives.”

Full details about the post and a downloadable application form can be found on the MHA website.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 26 July.

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