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Forensics User Voice Officer (peer role)

£34,000 per year pro rata, £17k actual
Part-time (17.5 hours per week)
Contract (12 months with possibility of extension )
Job description

Inclusion Unlimited is the trading arm of Inclusion Barnet, which is Barnet’s Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation (DDPO), led by a board and senior management team of disabled people, and we’re passionate about using our lived experience of disability to work towards inclusive communities and greater social justice for all. 

This role works with people using North London Forensics Consortium (NLFC), and you will be supporting the Patient Council to provide feedback to the mental health trusts to create positive change for their users.  We’ve found NLFC a great organisation to work with – the team genuinely want to improve things for their users, and are really committed to co-production. 

You’ll be supporting the weekly Patient Council (meets remotely) and helping members to follow through on their ideas, as well as providing a face to face monthly supervision to peer workers.  You’ll also be supporting experts by experience in the community and helping them to participate in the commissioning cycle. 

To succeed, you’ll need a good understanding of coproduction and user voice, and a thoughtful approach to using lived experience in your work.  An understanding of the commissioning process would be advantage, but the key things will be to be well-organised, approachable, and with good administrative skills, including minute taking.    

You’ll be a collaborative worker and a great relationship builder with tact and emotional intelligence, and a champion for user voice.  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. 

This is a UK based role, and whilst most of it can be done from home, candidates need be able to work in London 2/3 days a month.  We encourage flexible working to suit your work/life balance preferences where possible.  We also operate a Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) system.  Candidates must have lived experience of mental health issues.  We also particularly welcome applications from global majority candidates, who are currently underrepresented in our organisation.  

To apply, please submit your CV with a brief covering letter clearly stating how you meet the person specification, including how you would use your own experience of mental health issues to inform your delivery of the work.

The successful candidate must be willing to undergo a DBS check and have the right to work in the UK. 

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Inclusion Barnet View profile Company size Size: 11 - 20
Posted on: 03 August 2023
Closed date: 02 September 2023 at 23:59
Tags: Advocacy, Practitioner

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