Black Queer & Thriving Project Officer
Job title: Project Officer (Black Queer & Thriving)
Reports to: Black Queer & Thriving Programme and Partnership Manager
Geographic focus: Lambeth
Salary: £30,000-£32,000 FTE
Hours: 21 per week (part time, flexible, hybrid working)
Office Location: Central Brixton, London (at least 1 day a week)
About Black Thrive
Black Thrive Global (BTG) evolved from the work of the Black Thrive Lambeth (BTL) Partnership, which was established in 2016. We exist to address the inequalities that negatively impact the mental health and wellbeing of Black people so that the thriving of Black communities is the norm.
Our guiding principle is that Black communities should be at the forefront of reimagining, redefining, and co-creating a society where systemic racism and other oppressive systems have been dismantled so that they have fulfilling lives. We have two priorities – building a Black Thrive Research Institute and embedding race equity in systems change.
If you are passionate about improving outcomes for Black LGBTQ+ people, then we have a great opportunity for you to make a real difference.
Purpose of the role
The aim of Black Queer & Thriving is to explore the health and wellbeing needs of Black LGBTQ+ people in Lambeth, develop community research that details these needs with the Working Group and use the outcome to influence local policy and infrastructure.
The purpose of this role is to support the Black Queer & Thriving workstream with the main priorities being:
Providing administrative support to the development of the Black LGBTQ+ Working Group, including organising meetings and minute taking;
Supporting relationship management with Lambeth’s Black LGBTQ+ community; and
Leading on a community research project exploring the health and wellbeing experiences of Black LGBTQ+ people in Lambeth.
The below is not an exhaustive list of duties, due to the dynamic nature of the work occurring at Black Thrive we are looking for someone who is willing to adapt to our responsive workstreams, and who can be agile in the performance of different tasks.
Duties and responsibilities
1. Support the project’s engagement and involvement with Lambeth’s Black LGBTQ+ communities, particularly young people.
2. Lead on designing and maintaining databases to support the network mapping of stakeholders and ensure relationship management of key stakeholders.
3. Leading on a community research project with the Working Group and participate in and support other research, evaluation and learning activities.
4. Keep abreast of various projects, initiatives and coalitions locally, regionally and nationally, as well as emerging legislation policy and practice related to the workstream.
5. Support the Programme & Partnership Manager with project management and reporting arrangements relating to the achievement of objectives and milestones.
6. Organise meeting and events and manage the associated administration such as room bookings, preparing and distribution of agendas, minute taking and action tracking.
7. Support the development of the Black LGBTQ+ Working Group, including recruitment, organising meetings and minutes.
8. Produce and deliver presentations, reports and other materials relevant to the role.
9. Lead on producing content for internal and external blog posts and digital content across our communication channels to ensure effective communication of Black Thrive’s employment work to relevant audiences.
10. Put in place appropriate project and financial management arrangements to ensure the achievement of objectives and milestones relating to the Communities workstream.
11. Ensure compliance with legislation and policies relevant to the job role, including equality, safeguarding, health and safety, data protection and financial probity.
12. Spend up to 10% of time supporting corporate business, such as strategy and administration.
13. Occasionally work at weekends and in the evenings when required.
Black Queer & Thriving Project Officer Person Specification
This role is a rare opportunity to explore how elements of collective impact can impact the mental health of Black LGBTQ+ people within a locality. The successful candidate in this role will be able to demonstrate experience, skill and competence in:
Communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build authentic relationships with Lambeth’s Black LGBTQ+ communities;
Understanding of the root causes and intersectional nature of health inequalities experienced by Black LGBTQ+ people;
Developing community research;
Understanding and applying the concepts of co-production, active participation and involvement; and
Facilitation and presentation across a variety of audiences.
Whilst formal education is helpful, we will equally consider candidates with equivalent levels of skill or expertise.
Application deadline: midday on 14th June 2023
To apply: please submit a CV (3 pages maximum) and a cover letter (2 pages maximum)
Successful candidates will be invited to complete an assessment.
Final stage interviews to take place on 19th June 2023