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Our work across the Hartcliffe and Withywood

At HWCP we help make sure the local community can make decisions about local issues. We initiate projects and promote local partnership work between the community, businesses, council and voluntary groups.  We believe in empowering local residents and are here to support anyone who wants to get involved in the local community.

Over the last year we have been door knocking and holding workshops to create a local vision to build community social action in Hartcliffe and Withywood. We have an ambitious plan to work with partners and the community to create a place where:

  • Community led activity is realising Children and Young People’s aspirations and potential
  • We have pride of place for our environment – owned and looked after by local people
  • Everyone is welcome and feels safe
  • Individuals and communities can have a positive impact on their Health & Wellbeing


New – Community Action Catalyst post

£ 26,790 per annum (37 hours per week, Including occasional out of hours)

Fixed term until March 2021 – fully funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport.

Please note this is a full time post and will not be offered as job share.

Passionate about improving communities and looking for a really rewarding role?

In recent months we have been awarded funding from The Place Based Social Action Programme (TNLCF and DCMS) to take forward a plan that will build on current community activism and which will stimulate and shape increased positive change in the area. We are, therefore, seeking an experienced Community Organiser who will inspire and support residents in the development of a comprehensive programme of work: identifying issues, running strategic campaigns and gaining the skills to develop independence and a sustainable project beyond the lifetime of the funding.

The Community Action Catalyst role is very varied and will involve working with children, young people and adults from across all sections of the community.

The successful candidate will lead a small team of community workers based at the Symes Building in Hartcliffe.  They will be involved in all aspects of running the project including report writing, administration and from time to time fundraising.

Cover Letter

Job Description

Employee Specification

Application Form

Equal Opps Form

Closing date Friday 15th November 2019 and interviews are planned for w/c 25th November 2019.

 If appointed, we would like you to attend the relaunch party Friday 6th December, late afternoon / evening (TBC)


See below for a press release about the proposal and our three year community plan:

Press Release                                           Community Plan

Hartcliffe Community Sports featured on ITV News

This film, made by local volunteers shows some of the amazing things people are doing for the community in Hartcliffe and Withywood

If you would like to get involved in the community, volunteer or have any ideas of projects you’d like to get involved in, get in touch.

Our regular events programme include a summer fun day, Easter and Christmas events and a new community food market


We coordinate local forums and meetings to make sure people in Hartcliffe and Withywood have a say. We also go out door knocking to find out what people think and what ideas they have 

We work with the community to improve opportunities for young people, including new after school sports at Hareclive Primary as well as youth outreach workers

If you are keen to have a say on decisions or local planning issues, sign up to our mailing list by clicking HERE

Also follow us on Facebook and Twitter so stay updated

We also run a quarterly community magazine, the Wham! which includes a lively mix of nformation about events, forums, news and services, Printed copies are available to collect in the @symes Community Building and are also available to view online at: