EC4A, London
£24,313 - £26,999 per year + 17.5% London Weighting + 5% Pension Contribution
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Community Development Officer (London) for PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide

The main purpose of the role is to deliver training and development support to various communities across London whose skills in suicide prevention and awareness you will foster and nourish.  You will also be required to develop opportunities for new projects and deliver on existing funding.  Full time (36 hours per week) or part time hours considered.

PAPYRUS is committed to safeguarding and requires all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, an enhanced DBS check is required for this appointment.

PAPYRUS is an equal opportunities employer. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates due to under-representation within our organisation.

Please visit our website for full information and application form.  Completed applications are to be sent by email to our HR department directly. Please do not send your CV as this will not be considered as part of your application.


  1.   PURPOSE OF POST                       
    1. To deliver training and development support to various communities across London whose skills in suicide prevention and awareness you will foster and nourish
    2. To develop opportunities for new projects and deliver on existing funding
    1. To deliver PAPYRUS’ suite of training and awareness raising products, including “train the trainer” products
    2. To contribute to discussions about making any changes to our training products.
    3. To establish, develop and work with PAPYRUS’ Network of Associate Trainers as needed
    4. To help identify and engage local communities, volunteers and key partners across the London
    5. To help raise the profile of PAPYRUS in London.
    6. To deliver presentations online and in person to raise awareness of PAPYRUS.
    7. Actively engage and work with a range of stakeholders and key partners including but not limited to: young people, parents/carers, statutory and non-statutory agencies, associate trainers and volunteers in suicide prevention and community projects.
    8. Utilise and develop evaluation tools to measure the impact of projects and contribute to recording data for report compilation.  Contribute to and lead on relevant evaluation and monitoring activities to demonstrate outcomes and impact using appropriate software
    9. Develop and maintain effective partnerships with other agencies, locally and regionally.
    10. Facilitate a culture which addresses stigma around suicide and so contribute to an increase in help-seeking behaviours.
    11. Work effectively and flexibly with colleagues and managers to ensure that high professional standards of performance are maintained.
    12. Promote PAPYRUS and engage actively with those personally affected by young suicide to achieve our aims.
    13. Collect and analyse all data within agreed protocols and maintain appropriate administrative systems to support and enhance regional activity.
    14. Contribute to and promote PAPYRUS campaigns as outlined in the Regional and Strategic Plans.
    15. Contribute to and promote PAPYRUS training as outlined in the Regional and Strategic Plans.
    16. Understand your duties and manage any matters relating to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults within PAPYRUS policy.
    17. Contribute constructively to regular supervision and appraisal protocols.
    18. Contribute to and attend PAPYRUS conferences and seminars as required.
    19. Attend training as required.


    It is the nature of the work of PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide that tasks and responsibilities are in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied.  All staff are, therefore, expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises and when tasks not specifically covered in their job description have to be undertaken.  These additional duties will normally be to cover unforeseen circumstances or changes in work and they will normally be compatible with the regular type of work.  If the additional responsibility or task becomes a regular or frequent part of the member of staff’s job, it will be included in the job description in consultation with the member of staff.
    It is expected that all PAPYRUS employees understand that our work is confidential and that neither details about those who use its services nor any other PAPYRUS business should be divulged to members of the public. A confidentiality agreement must be signed on taking up this post. Further details are outlined in the PAPYRUS Confidentiality Policy.
    The post holder is expected to be familiar with and have regard to the ethos and values of PAPYRUS and work within that framework. He/she must be prepared to operate without prejudice to all who approach PAPYRUS or work with the organisation at any level.
    Conditions of Service are broadly in line with those set out by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services. PAPYRUS has a probationary period of 6 months for all posts. Appointment to this post is subject to satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and/or completion of Vetting and Barring Scheme checks.
    See Person Specification
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Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide

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Refreshed on: 27 October 2020
Closed date: 09 November 2020
Job ref: CDOLONDON102020
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