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GamCare – Financial Harm Project Co-ordinator (London)
Salary £28,000 - £33,000
Full time (35 hours per week), 1-year contract (potential for extension subject to funding)
Are you passionate about the impact of money management on the lives of vulnerable people?
Do you have experience of bringing people together to work on innovative ideas?
Have you got experience of running multiple projects, and steering thought leadership?
GamCare is the leading national provider of information, advice, support and free treatment for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling. Our expert services are confidential and non-judgemental. GamCare has received funding for a new, exploratory project looking into Gambling Related Financial Harm.
Work in this developing field is both fast moving and ‘of the moment’ as the media, policy-makers and the wider public have turned their attention to participation in gambling activity and the harms which can result from it.
There is currently a good understanding of the link between problem gambling and financial harms, and of how gambling related debt causes harm in people’s lives. However, the relationship between problem gambling and financial difficulty is a complex one with many stakeholders involved - including the financial sector, gambling industry, financial wellbeing organisations and problem gambling treatment providers.
Our new Financial Harm Project will see these sectors brought together to develop expertise and share best practice to ensure consistency that can genuinely improve quality of life for those vulnerable to gambling-related harms.
The opportunity has arisen for a motivated and experienced project co-ordinator to help kick-start this project, and lead on multiple strands of work including the development and sharing of knowledge and awareness-raising, training delivery and project evaluation. This project will work with a wide range of stakeholders from the gambling industry, support services providing advice and treatment, and a variety of other beneficiaries.
You will form part of an enthusiastic team working and committed to supporting those affected by problem gambling across Great Britain, and work with a supportive line manager based in London.
Establish and co-ordinate a network of stakeholders in the field of gambling related financial harm (GRFH) and support people impacted to encourage knowledge sharing and best practice
Co-ordinate the growth and distribution of GRFH knowledge and research
Facilitate events to establish cross-industry cohesion and consensus about GRFH
Facilitate the creation of a charter/set of standards regarding GRFH for the related industries
Develop and deliver training on standards and best practice to a variety of stakeholders
Facilitate training and information sessions for services supporting people impacted by GRFH
Co-ordinate the creation of evaluation tools for the programme, including surveys, interviews and focus groups
Co-ordinate evaluation of all activities, including data input and assessment
Communicate well with a wide range of stakeholders in a variety of settings
Champion the activities of the programme and be a point of contact and expertise for interested parties
You should have previous experience of establishing new projects, ideally having worked in financial wellbeing, addiction/mental health support, and/or quality standards.
For further information, please contact Megan Pengelly, Programme Manager: Risk Reduction Projects
via GamCare website
A full job description and application form is available on GamCare’s website.
Please note we do not accept CVs – you will need to submit a full application form to be considered for selection.
Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday, 3rd June 2019
Interviews are expected to take place w/c 10th June 2019 in London
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