Job title: Community Development Coordinator
Hours: full-time, 35 hours per week
Salary: NJC point 14 (£22,462) to 19 (£24,799)
Responsible to: Community Development Lead
Location: Chorley, with extensive travel to other areas of Lancashire
Are you looking for a new challenge? We are piloting an exciting new project working with local communities to improve wellbeing, join us!
Lancashire Mind is the leading mental health charity in Lancashire. Our Community Wellbeing Challenge project, funded by BUPA UK Foundation, aims to bring members of communities together to develop skills, expand their network and take ownership of wellbeing in their community.
The Community Development Coordinator will work with our Community Development Lead to bring people together, plan and deliver activities in order to mobilise 4 sustainable community-led initiatives across the county. The Community Wellbeing Challenge started in 2016 working within schools, and now we want to take our evidenced-based model out into the heart of neighbourhoods and communities across Lancashire.
We seek someone who is a confident and experienced motivator, who can successfully engage members of the community and adapt to the needs of others. An understanding of asset-based community development is necessary for the role and knowledge of barriers to achieving mental wellbeing is important. You will also need experience of monitoring and evaluating projects, gathering evidence for reports and promoting activities via social media.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a dedicated team working to achieve mental wellbeing for all. You’ll be making a real difference in Lancashire communities and see first-hand the progress that people make whilst accessing Lancashire Mind services.
Everyone who works for Lancashire Mind is fuelled by a passionate belief that achieving mental wellbeing will reduce the occurrence of mental health conditions and help those with conditions to manage them better and stay well for longer.
In return for your passion and commitment, you'll have access to 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), paid time off for emergencies, a workplace wellbeing scheme, a company sick pay scheme and a range of other benefits.
Lancashire Mind is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly candidates with a lived experience of mental health conditions who fulfil all the criteria within the person specification.
The deadline for applications is 9am on Thursday 26th September 2019.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 9th October 2019 in Chorley. Please reserve this date in your diary because it will not be possible to offer alternative dates.
The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.