London, Greater London
£30,000 - £32,000 per year
Contract, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

About Black Thrive

Black Thrive is a partnership that works to address the inequalities that negatively impact the mental health and wellbeing of Black people in Lambeth. We use a Collective Impact approach (described by Kania and Kramer in 2011) to bring together individuals, local communities, statutory agencies and voluntary organisations to address structural barriers that prevent Black people from thriving.

We place the voices of the community at the centre with the aim of influencing policy, service design and delivery and to provide feedback about the community’s experience of services. We aspire to build a culture where Black communities are supported by relevant, accessible services, which provide the same quality of support for all people regardless of their race.

About the team

We are a small and dedicated team with big ambitions. Our work focuses on changing systems that create and sustain inequalities for Black people in Lambeth. We continue to push conventional boundaries, which means our work is challenging but both exciting and extremely rewarding.  As a learning organisation, we try to nurture a culture where we reflect on what works, as well as identifying areas for improvement. It is important to avoid ‘group think’, and we work to create a safe space where we can respectfully challenge one another, and both give and receive constructive feedback. 

Our team includes many committed volunteers who help to shape our thinking and approach. They play a crucial role in ensuring that the voice of the community is placed at the centre of what we do. We are keen to increase the participation of people living with long-term conditions in our work and to use our expertise and networks to nurture leaders locally. 

Overview of the role: 

The purpose of this role is to support Black Thrive’s employment strand of work, which is key to promoting wellbeing and preventing ill health as well as to supporting recovery from ill health or slowing progression from one to many health conditions. 

The immediate priority for the role is to support the effective delivery of the employment project funded by Guys and St Thomas’ Charity (GSTC), a summary of which is attached. The role has a wide span of responsibility ranging from community engagement and research to administration.

Black Thrive has three main Working Groups - Children, Young People and Families; Working Aged adults; Older Adults. The Working Groups and subgroups comprise of members of the community; voluntary and community sector; representatives from the mental health system; local public-sector bodies; and the private sector. This role will support the Employment Working Group, which is part of Working Age Adults.

Duties and responsibilities: 

1. Assist the Programme and Partnerships Manager (Employment) to deliver Black Thrive’s employment project funded by GSTC.
2. Engage and involve Lambeth’s Black communities in delivering the GSTC project.
3. Develop and maintain comprehensive administrative and electronic systems to ensure that the employment working group and sub groups can function effectively and the overall project can be delivered efficiently.
4. Design and maintain databases to support relationship management and engagement with community members, employers, partners, contractors and other stakeholders.
5. Participate in and support research and evaluation.
6. Work with community members and partners to ensure the collection, analysis and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data to support understanding, action and monitoring relevant to employment generally and the GSTC project specifically. 
7. Support the Programme and Partnerships Manager with project management and reporting arrangements relating to the achievement of objectives and milestones.  
8. Support the Programme and Partnerships Manager to ensure the effective management and governance of financial resources, including progress and risk reporting to partners and stakeholders.
9. Organise meetings and events and manage the associated administration such as room bookings, preparing and distributing of agendas, minute taking and action tracking. 



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Refreshed on: 21 March 2020
Closed date: 01 April 2020
Job ref: PSEMP
Tags: Admin, Project Management

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