Last edited 20 Jun 2017

Community liaison officer

A liaison officer communicates and coordinates activities between two organisations.

A community liaison officer (CLO), sometimes referred to as a local liaison officer, communicates and coordinates activities between an organisation and a community. Typically, this might be required where an organisation such as a property developer has a significant interaction with the general public.

The specific role of a CLO will vary depending on the nature of the project, but typical responsibilities might include:

  • Gathering and sharing information.
  • Fostering an environment that encourages and supports community involvement and engagement.
  • Giving presentations to community organisations.
  • Hosting or attending community meetings, allowing attendees to express concerns and raise issues.
  • Leading community development activities, such as ‘fun days’, apprenticeships, work experience schemes, lectures, and so on.
  • Building a ‘community spirit’ around a project.
  • Ensure planning obligations are met.

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