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Community Health Development Coordinator

Employer
NFP People
Location
Cross Green, Leeds
Salary
£27412.50 Per Annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

Job Details

Community Health Development Coordinator

After a strong period of growth and additional funding, we now have an opportunity for an experienced community health coordinator to join the team!

If you are brave and willing to try new things and empower others to recognise their own strengths… then this a great opportunity to join a fantastic organisation that is constantly growing and achieving.

 

Position Community Health Development Coordinator

Location: Cross Green, Leeds

Hours: 35 hours per week (flexible working available)

Salary: £27,412.50 per annum

Contract: Initial 12-month contract with the possibility to extend

Benefits: Generous Annual Leave, 14 Bank Holidays Annually, Special Leave and Flexible Working Policies, Employee Assistance Scheme with Health Assured, up to 5% match pension contributions, Free Parking, Bike Parking and a 15-minute walk from the city centre.

Closing Date: Thursday 24th November 2023

The Role

Within the role as a coordinator, you will be expected to recognise the challenges and inequalities the community is facing. The role aims to support Gypsy and Traveller communities to improve health and well-being by provision of good quality and accessible information, signposting, short interventions, courses, volunteering and campaigns. The work will be co-designed and delivered with our community members and in partnership with local services such as Public Health. It will embed principles such as the Making Every Contact Count and Asset Based Community Development to encourage community led change around health and well-being.

The aim of the role is to be able to identify when and how to work closely with other staff members within the team and external services to ensure delivery of work is to the highest standard for our members. This will mean that great partnership working is taking place throughout the work being delivered.

Key responsibilities include:

 

  • To build good relationships with members, listening to their concerns and being available to talk about challenges they face.
  • To support community members to access appropriate support, including referrals to other services.
  • To support increased participation of Gypsy & Traveller people throughout the organisation.
  • To deliver community conversations about healthy lifestyles, signpost and refer to relevant health and well-being services.
  • To deliver weekly outreach to members in their homes including houses, local authority sites, roadside encampments, and community events to promote the service.
  • To co-produce with our members campaigns on key health themes based on person centred conversations.
  • To manage and coordinate health campaigns on social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp groups.

 

About You

This role will require skills to be able to engage community members and help them feel involved within planning and delivering different activities and projects that will benefit themselves and their community. The work will need to be ensured that it fits the needs of the community and should be developed in a way that it can be tailored to current needs as and when required.

You will be able to manage and develop different projects and be able to prioritise these accordingly to be able to identify when and how to best deliver these to ensure that they are accessible for all. You will be required to motivate community members and create opportunities that will enable them to improve their skills and experience various things.

Essential criteria for this role include:

 

  • English GCSE Equivalent
  • Maths GCSE Equivalent
  • Experience in coordinating campaigns or similar in a health/wider determinants of health context
  • Experience working in partnership with other agencies
  • Experience working with Gypsy and Traveller communities or other marginalised groups
  • Experience in case management, recording information and producing monitoring reports
  • Experience in organising and delivering group activities and planning projects
  • Experience working with people in a community development or supportive role
  • Experience in supervising staff or volunteers
  • Able to engage and involve our members in all aspects of your work
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills - able to manage diaries and plan activities
  • To be confident in working independently whilst delivering outreach support

 

Ideally, you will be a car driver with a valid driving licence as the role may include meeting members, partners or external services in other venues in Leeds.

The successful candidate will receive a comprehensive and supportive induction. Support and professional development will be there throughout, you will also be working within a Wakefield team so will give and get ongoing peer support on a daily or weekly basis.

PLEASE NOTE: CVs will not be accepted for this role, you will be redirected to the charity’s website where you will need to complete their application form

About the Organisation

You will be joining a vibrant and brave grassroots organisation led by Gypsy and Traveller people in West Yorkshire. This is an established and award-winning civil society organisation with a national profile. Recognised as being innovative, brave and creative. The overall aim of the charity is to improve the quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers through addressing inequalities in homes, health, education, and employment, financial and social inclusion. There are a number of community-facing and strategic projects to achieve aims including advocacy, community development and youth work.

You may also have experience in areas such as Community Health Development Coordinator, Health Coordinator, Community Health Officer, Community, Health Officer, Community Health Coordinator etc.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.

Company

We are Not-For-Profit People.

We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

Company info
Website
Telephone
01234 815658
Location
6 West Street
Olney
Buckinghamshire
MK46 5HR
GB

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