Are you a confident organiser and communicator who would like to use your skills to promote peer support and the power of lived experience to make a difference to NHS services in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey? Do you have your own lived experience of mental health issues? Are you interested in using your lived experience to create better services?
We are looking for an enthusiastic project assistant to join The Enablement Partnership, an exciting project working alongside Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust delivering services by Inclusion Barnet, a leading lived experience charity, led by people with lived experience of disability and mental health issues.
You will be involved in delivering The Enablement Partnership, working with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust in a partnership which embeds peer working within the practices of the Trust, in training, recruiting and supporting peer workers, developing staff with lived experience and ensuring that the theory and practice of Enablement is communicable and acted upon. You will support the project in co-designing and co-producing process change at a Trust level to create lasting change in the NHS. Day to day, you will be supported to deliver training packages, promote the programme, create case studies that demonstrate the impact of the work, and assist with administration, relationship management and reports.
You will be a natural at juggling multiple priorities and well organised as a strong member of a small team. You will be able to adjust your communication style to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, from NHS managers to staff on the ground, to peers and service users. You will have a strong understanding of the value of peer support and lived experience, and be able to advocate for it in delivering training and communications – reports, presentations, on and offline - with a range of stakeholders.
In return, you will become part of a friendly and supportive team, working within a focused but flexible culture, where diversity is valued and you can bring your whole self to work.
The contract is for a full time post for one year. The role is based in Colindale, with frequent travel within Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, but with some flexibility for homeworking days. The role is totally home based during lockdown.
To apply, please submit your CV and a full cover letter explaining how you would use your lived experience of mental health to inform your work, as well as detailing your organisational, comms and project assistant experience.
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