BITMO Community Development Co-ordinator

Please note that this post is only available to existing employees of BITMO and Leeds City Council.

This is a job where you will really be able to make a difference.

Belle Isle is a lively South Leeds community, where the tenants manage their own council housing through a tenant management organisation. They have a budget of over £5 million a year and as well as repairing and improving homes and running a caretaking service they are able to provide extras like:

  • a £70,000 a year community fund
  • a community centre where volunteers provide free meals and staff provide advice and computer support
  • families come in for free food and activities during school holidays
  • the recently opened community garden and community orchard.

You will be part of a dynamic community development team that includes a member whose full-time job is visiting tenants at home, a Community Development Officer who specialises in helping people upgrade their digital skills and a Community Builder who is based in the community, having conversations and linking people together.


In this job you will be accountable to your manager and the Board – and indirectly to the volunteers and the wider Belle Isle community – but will have much more freedom to bring about change than in most local authority roles and more access to funds.

You will have responsibility for the day-to-day running of the BITMO’s GATE community centre and of recruiting and supporting our volunteers as well as developing our employment support offer and supporting community control of the community garden and community orchard.

Please download and read the job description and person specification below.

Please apply using the online application form below by 10am on Monday 24 April. Interviews will be held on Thursday 27 April. For an informal discussion about the job, please call BITMO’s Community Development Manager Peter Sutton on 07891 274237. Please note that he will not be in available from 7-16 April.

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