Bridgwater, Somerset
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
£21757 - £23800 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Community Development Worker (Male) – Men’s Mental Health


Hours:  37 (5 days) per week

Contract: 3 years (fixed term)

Salary : £21,757 - £23,800


Second Step is a leading mental health charity in the South West offering housing, support and hope to thousands of people with mental health and complex needs.  Our goal is to inspire hope and deliver change for everybody and every community we work with.


The Men’s Mental Health project will work with communities across Somerset to raise awareness of men’s mental health in the community. It will also create spaces for men to talk about their own mental health and facilitate access to local services and networks, including Open Mental Health provision.


This exciting new role will empower and support individuals and organisations to take action to support men’s mental health and suicide prevention. Reflecting the principles of asset-based community development, it will work with community partners to develop targeted provision, community events and online engagement activities to raise local awareness of mental health and support services.


About You


We are looking for an experienced male community development worker, with experience of working with people with mental health and complex needs. You will need to be a confident communicator and facilitator, who thrives in a collaborative environment and is able to engage a wide range of stakeholders.

Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9 (Genuine Occupational Requirement).


For more information on the role and person specification please see the Role Profile attached to this advert. To open the Role Profile please click on ‘1 Document available’ at the top of the screen.

Closing date: 3rd November 2020 (midnight)

Interview date: 17th November 2020


For more information and to apply please see our website. Second Step is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community and from people who have personal experience of using mental health services.

Posted on: 21 October 2020
Closed date: 03 November 2020
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work

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