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Mental Health Lead - Green Social Prescribing

Bath, Bath and North East Somerset (Hybrid)
Bristol, City of Bristol
£30,000 - £32,000 per year
Part-time (4 days/week )
Contract (Until 30th April 2025)
Job description

An exciting opportunity has come up to lead our Green Social Prescribing Service; Roots to Wellbeing. In this role you get the opportunity to unlock the therapeutic power of nature for those who really need it. You get to work with a diverse range of people across communities and leading organisations as well as being a leading figure in a growing movement that champions the impact nature connection can have to improve health and wellbeing and combat loneliness.

We are looking for a creative, compassionate and enthusiastic leader who can help us not only reach but exceed our goals for this project and be the nurturing force to help Roots to Wellbeing develop and grow. 

Roots to Wellbeing project aims:

  • Provide a safe and inclusive space for participants to receive weekly support.
  • Help participants to connect with nature and socialise with others to feel happier, less anxious and less isolated.
  • Support participants to access other beneficial services, where appropriate, including health, social and financial.
  • Support participants to move onto outdoor work or volunteering with friends of groups where appropriate.
  • Facilitate a positive journey through the service for participants to ensure as many people as possible can access the service.

The role 

The roles has four main areas of work:

1. Leadership and management:

  • Lead the Roots to Wellbeing team to reach its goals. 
  • Line manage and support three Mental Health Officers, each delivering Roots to Wellbeing on one site.  
  • Work with local communities and other team members to explore new opportunities for the project and develop solutions.
  • Work with CEO and Head of Fundraising to secure funding for project development.  

2. Project management: 

  • Oversee the delivery and development of the project to meet key KPIs.
  • Collate qualitative and quantitative data and produce impact reports for funders. 
  • Support team to ensure administrative records are kept up to date, including but not limited to: maintaining accurate participant records, work programme, incident reporting, risk management, external outreach, website.
  • Develop a thorough communications strategy and build on current local referral relationships to further embed the programme within the VCSE & Health sector.
  • Ensure service standard and quality is consistent across sites and policies and procedures are followed. 
  • Recruit and induct volunteers to support session delivery.  
  • Work in partnership with stakeholders within and across the organisation to deliver project goals.  
  • Attend networking meetings and community events to raise awareness of the project and demonstrate its impact. 

3. Session delivery at Hartcliffe Millennium Green: 

  • Continually build and maintain relationships with local referral partners to achieve a consistent referral rate into the project. 
  • Deliver weekly Roots to Wellbeing sessions by; planning and facilitating delivery of sessions and activities in line with 5 pathways to nature connectedness and that are accessible to all participants, organising logistics of sessions such as travel, food and equipment, acting as safeguarding lead during sessions, liaising with co-facilitator, leading peer-support style check in at the beginning of the sessions and the grounding and meditation at the end.  
  • Lead on all direct communication with participants at Hartcliffe Millennium Green. Support them to create personalised development plans, signposting and referrals where needed. 

4. Other: 

  • Support the work of the wider charity and specifically the South Bristol team as required. 
  • Representing the charity externally through media work and presentation where necessary. 

Equality & diversity

We are looking for dedicated and passionate people to join our team. We want to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes us stronger. If you share our values and enthusiasm for access to parks, you will find a home here. All applicants will be treated equally but we want to build our level of lived experience of barriers to parks.

Therefore, we are particularly interested in received applications from people who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, Disabled people and people from low-income households.

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Helping everyone access parks and their transformational wellbeing benefits.

Posted on: 16 April 2024
Closed date: 15 May 2024 at 23:30
Job ref: Mental Health Lead
Tags: Admin, Advice, Information, Management, Project Management, Volunteer Management, Vocational/Services, Practitioner, Operations

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