Home-based
£25,972 plus pension
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Please note, applying for this role requires both a recent CV and detailed covering letter showing how you meet the person specification. 

Background

The National LGBT Partnership is an England-wide group of LGBT voluntary and community organisations who are committed to reducing the health inequalities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ communities and to challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services.

The National LGBT Partnership is one of 20 Partners funded by the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England as part of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance.

This role is hosted by Consortium, the UKs umbrella body for LGBT+ voluntary and community organisations, on behalf of the National LGBT Partnership. The Partnership is led by the LGBT Foundation.

Role Purpose

The National LGBT Partnership want to recruit a community focused, self-starter to work across England to bring a range of stakeholders (e.g. Public Health, Adult Social Care, LGBT+ organisations, Commissioners) together to highlight and increase visibility of LGBT+ health inequalities and to develop appropriate resources to increase awareness.

All work of the National LGBT Partnership is designed to reduce health inequalities and improve access to services for LGBT+ people in localities across the country. Innovative ways of achieving this will be a key element within this role so we can achieve maximum impact within the health and social care environment.

The role will be accountable to the workplan developed by the National LGBT Partnership and provide opportunities to engage, network and share knowledge & resources.

It is expected that most work will now be conducted digitally but when safe to do so there will be some travel involved.

Main Duties

  • Coordinate the logistics for the Partnership, including convening meetings and sharing / disseminating key information.
  • Compile written responses to relevant consultations to provide LGBT+ points of view.
  • Amplify the voices of diverse LGBT+ people and communities across the health and social care sector.
  • Lead on the delivery of the National LGBT Partnership agreed workplan.
  • Gather data and intelligence on LGBT+ health inequalities.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Health and Wellbeing Alliance partners, raising LGBT+ issues and embedding LGBT+ voices.
  • Liaise and engage with members of the National LGBT Partnership
  • Build and maintain a strong network of external stakeholders, including diverse LGBT+ organisations across England and the National LGBT Health Advisor.
  • Actively engage with Consortium’s Engagement Team.
  • Produce and disseminate a monthly e-bulletin for stakeholders.
  • Produce the quarterly monitoring report for the National LGBT Partnership
  • Coordinate the Partnership’s social media platforms and central website
  • Provide detailed monitoring information for the Partnership’s policy lead within our system partner
  • Regular meetings with line manager and LGBT Foundation lead

General Duties

  • To work as part of a remote team, embracing online communication and collaboration tools
  • To be able to work effectively and efficiently in an unsupervised environment
  • To be able to travel using public transport, at a time when it is safe to do so
  • To act at all times in the best interest of Consortium, the National LGBT Partnership and its Members
  • To prepare for and attend regular supervision sessions, conducted by the Chief Executive
  • To carry out other duties as may from time to time be reasonably required                         

Person Specification

Essential

  • Track record of developing strong stakeholder relationships
  • Experience of delivering direct support to voluntary and community organisations
  • Demonstrable knowledge of LGBT+ health policy
  • Demonstrable knowledge of wider LGBT+ issues
  • Experience of facilitating effective meetings
  • Knowledge and experience of writing effective policy responses
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 products
  • An understanding of cross-cutting and intersecting issues for LGBT+ communities
  • Ability to work well as part of a small remote team
  • Ability to be self-motivated and ability to take initiative
  • Ability to produce high-quality written reports
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable

  • Experience of working within the LGBT+ voluntary sector
  • Ability to motivate and engage hard to reach stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of WordPress websites

These skills and competencies will be tested in the application process and subsequently within the interview process

Interviews will take place via a digital platform.

We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented groups, including BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) communities, women, trans and/or people who are older (50+).

* Trans is an umbrella and inclusive term used to describe people whose gender identity differs in some way from that which they were assigned at birth; including non-binary people.

For more information please contact Paul Roberts, Chief Executive at Consortium.

To Apply, send your CV and a covering letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining how you believe you meet the person specification along with details of any relevant experience. 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tues 23rd June 2020. Interviews will take place digitally on Tues 30th June 2020.

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LGBT+ communities are stronger when they are working in collaboration. Consortium is the UK’s national umbrella body for lesbian, gay, bi... Read more

Refreshed on: 11 June 2020
Closed date: 23 June 2020
Job ref: Stakeholder Engagement Officer
Tags: Policy/Research, Project Management

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