Community Engagement Coordinator
Job title: Community Engagement Coordinator
Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Contract: 12 months initially, with the potential for extension for at least another 12 months
Salary: NJC points 14 (£23,080) to 19 (£25,481)
Location: a mix of home and office working (Chorley/Preston), with significant amounts of time spent in local communities across Lancashire
Do you want to join a team who are passionate about improving mental health and wellbeing for the people of Lancashire?
We’re looking for a bold and caring person to join our Community Development Team, who has experience of working alongside communities, getting to know them and understanding their needs.
We want someone who is open, hardworking, creative and able to work on their own initiative to coordinate our community engagement work. This is a key role in ensuring we are listening to people who are representative of the Lancashire population, particularly those with lived experience of mental health conditions.
You will carry out research and work directly with people who use Lancashire Mind services, and the wider community, to make sure our services are designed with the people who will use them. You will support colleagues within Lancashire Mind to provide a range of opportunities for people who use our services to influence our work.
The ideal candidate will have experience of engaging and working alongside diverse communities, with a good understanding of how prejudice, stigma and discrimination impact on people’s mental health. But, above all, we want someone who believes in our vision of a Lancashire where everyone has the opportunity to have the best mental health and wellbeing possible.
Lancashire Mind is committed to fighting racism and other forms of oppression. We want to be a great employer for all our staff, regardless of their background or characteristics. We recognise that not everyone is the same and that different people will require different support to fulfil their potential. We want to ensure Lancashire becomes a place of greater equity and inclusion. One thing we can do to work towards that goal is to ensure that our staff team is representative of the diverse communities across Lancashire, and particularly those communities we know face mental health inequalities. We particularly encourage applications from those communities and from anyone with experience of living with a mental health condition.
Lancashire Mind offer a 35-hour working week, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), a workplace pension scheme, sick pay scheme, paid emergency time off to care for dependents, regular supervision and a variety of learning and development opportunities.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Tuesday 24th August 2021. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 2nd September 2021.
Lancashire Mind follows Safer Recruitment practices and have a commitment to safeguarding people who use our services. Therefore, this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If invited to interview, we will ask you to provide evidence of your qualifications and right to work.
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