Thank you for your interest in the position of LGBTQ Engagement Worker at Switchboard in Brighton and Hove. This is one of Switchboard’s longest running projects, with a strong history of delivering impactful consultation, research, and recommendations for services around the needs of local LGBTQ people.
The main aim of Switchboard's Health and Inclusion Project (LGBT HIP) is to engage and consult with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and non binary, and queer (LGBTQ) people on their health needs, needs from other local services such as the Council, and on other city-wide issues, in order to influence future provisions.
The project aims to be the bridge between the local LGBTQ communities and the Council, NHS and other services with the main aim of identifying and addressing inequalities and barriers experienced by LGBTQ people.
In developing its work plan, LGBT HIP responds to requests from its funders Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), as well as identifying priorities that are of importance to LGBTQ people through a community-led approach. Depending on the agreed work plan, projects may be focused on particular intersections of the LGBTQ community such as people with disabilities, trans and non-binary people, or LGBTQ people of colour.
This is a varied and interesting role which offers the opportunity to influence service provision for LGBTQ communities. We are looking for a confident and dynamic individual with experience and skill in both community development and consultation/research. The post-holder will develop and implement the work plan in discussion with the CEO, funders and partners; stakeholders and communities.
This post is jointly funded by BHCC through their 2020-23 Third Sector Commission, and Brighton & Hove CCG through their Inclusion Engagement Grants.
Please note most duties are currently carried out online (from home) and in line with COVID guidelines. This will be subject to change throughout the contract in agreement with the post holder.
This year we’re celebrating our 45th birthday, and this landmark makes Switchboard the longest-running LGBT organisation in Brighton and Hove. This an important and exciting time to be joining the charity. Despite the challenges of 2020, Switchboard is in a solid position and we are looking forward to welcoming new colleagues to our team. Our vital work has never been more needed.
Switchboard is a charity for LGBTQ people looking for a sense of community, support or information. We connect people and support them directly through specially developed Switchboard services or link them to other specialist organisations. Switchboard’s dedicated staff team run a number of services that offer information and support, befriending and social prescribing for LGBTQ communities.
If you are interested in applying, please read the application pack and return an application form to the address given in the application form by 5pm on 30th November 2020.
For your information, interviews for this post will be held on Tuesday 15th December 2020.
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