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Community Development Officer – London (England South)

EC4A, London (On-site)
£27,344 per annum (Scale SCP 18) progressing by increments to £30,151 per annum (Scale SCP 23) plus Cost of Living Allowance of £5,000 per annum
Job description

PAPYRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

Community Development Officer – London (England South)

We are recruiting a Community Development Officer to engage key partners and stakeholders in the region tailoring support, training and education to create suicide safer communities.

What you will do:

·         Identify, develop and maintain effective partnerships with local communities, volunteers and key partners across the region to engage them in the prevention of young suicide.

·         Proactively promote suicide prevention including raising the profile of PAPYRUS and engaging with those personally affected by young suicide.

·         Equip a wide range of stakeholders to enable them to create sustainable suicide safer communities through the provision of tailored support, training and education.

·         Deliver training and awareness raising products to a variety of groups including professionals, parents, young people, volunteers and other trainers.

·         Contribute to the development and review of projects, and education and training products, in line with the Strategic Plans.

·         Contribute to and promote campaigns, training and opportunities as outlined in the Regional and Strategic Plans.

  • Represent the charity at events including conferences, panels, working groups and through media channels as required.

·         Record, monitor and report on data to evaluate our projects and demonstrate impact.

To be successful in this role you will have:

·      Previous experience working in a community setting, delivering information and training sessions, leading workshops or educational activities

·      A proven track record of networking and building and managing effective relationships, tailoring the approach to meet the differing needs of the audience

·      Experience as a qualified ASIST Trainer or willingness to gain qualification and experience

·      Experience of using own initiative and creativity to develop a project, programme or area of work

·      The ability to travel to different locations across London and the South of England to attend meetings, events and deliver training.

Please visit the careers site for the full job description and person specification for the role.

Salary: £27,344 per annum (Scale SCP 18) progressing by increments to £30,151 per annum (Scale SCP 23) plus Cost of Living allowance of £5000 per annum

Benefits: You will receive 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time workers), hybrid and flexible working arrangements, an attractive pension scheme, Simply Health membership and enhanced sick pay. Please visit our website for more details.

Hours: 36 hours per week     

Location: London (7-9 Bream’s Buildings, London, EC4A 1DT) with travel across the South of England

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 26th November 2023                               

We reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier if we receive sufficient applications so, please submit your application as soon as possible.

PAPYRUS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

PAPYRUS is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk that interact with the organisation. The organisation recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The charity expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments.

More about Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide

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Posted on: 07 November 2023
Closed date: 26 November 2023 at 00:00
Job ref: CDO-Lon-11/23
Tags: Social Care/Development, Training

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