Greater Manchester is at the forefront of innovation to transform the lives of local citizens. Our vision is to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old; this means ‘Good Lives' for All.
We know that people who experience multiple disadvantage (including, but not limited to, homelessness, mental health, contact with the criminal justice system, domestic violence and substance misuse) can fall through the gaps in services and systems, and face significant challenges to accessing the support they need.
Changing Futures is a new GM programme led by GMCA and working in partnership with 10GM, and other organisations across the VCSE and statutory sector to improve the way that local systems and services work for adults experiencing multiple disadvantage. The programme will bring partners together from across GM – from people with lived experience, to the NHS, the VCSE sector to local government, to use the learning to influence wider systems change, both locally and nationally.
Changing Futures in GM and this Core Team will form part of a GM Collaborative, working hand in hand with our four innovation areas (Rochdale, Manchester, Oldham and Wigan) with a view to sharing learning and developing approaches across all 10 GM localities.
As the Partnerships and Development Manager (Changing Futures and VCSE) you will work as part of the core team for Changing Futures in GM, but will ‘bridge the gap’ between sectors and themes in order to benefit those experiencing multiple disadvantage. You will work across GM, with particular focus on the four Changing Futures innovation areas, building partnerships, spreading activity, approaches and learning with an equal attention paid to transformation at the individual, service and systems level.
We are looking for a highly skilled and adaptable individual who understands the VCSE and statutory landscape, with a ‘sector and theme” neutral approach to dealing with the opportunities and challenges of working in a multi-sector role.
You will have a deep understanding of the issues around multiple disadvantage, and how intersecting and interacting qualities (including structural discrimination, childhood trauma and poverty) can impact and compound these experiences. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have personal or lived experience of multiple disadvantage and wider inequalities.
We value the diversity of our employees, and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across Greater Manchester. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.
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