Spark Somerset, a charity providing information, advice, training and support to the voluntary and community sector in Somerset, is currently seeking to recruit a an experienced community engagement/development professional to lead an exciting new ‘Under-served Communities Project’ within Open Mental Health. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 28th February.
Please forward details to anyone in your networks who may be interested in finding our more or applying. Many thanks to Amelia Norton, Voluntary Sector Development Adviser (South Somerset) at Spark, for sending in details.
The job advertisement reads:
“JOB OPPORUNITY: Community Engagement Project Manager, Spark Somerset
o Location: home-based in Somerset.
o Hours: full-time (37.5 hours per week).
o Salary: £30-32k depending on experience.
o This is a fixed term contract until March 2024 (with the option to extend if further funding can be obtained).
“We’re seeking an experienced community engagement/development professional to lead an exciting new ‘Under-served Communities Project’ within Open Mental Health.
“We are looking for someone with plenty of project management experience and a good working knowledge of the mental health sector. By engaging with VCSE organisations and other community partners, the post holder will focus on addressing inequalities of access to mental health support and promoting the 5 ways to wellbeing across under-served communities.
“You’ll lead on the effective delivery of the project, using local intelligence and data to focus on particular communities where we are seeing the greatest need for mental health support. In addition, you will manage a small team of engagement workers, driving forward the project and ensuring alignment with the wider OPEN MENTAL HEALTH model.
“We recognise that people from some backgrounds are under-represented in our workforce and across the wider charity sector. A more diverse workforce will enable us to deliver even more impact and we particularly encourage applications from communities which are currently under-represented. This includes people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, people with a disability, people who are LGBT+ and people who are from the neuro diverse community.
“This is a full-time post, working 37.5 hours per week on fixed term contract until March 2024 (with the option to extend if further funding can be obtained). The salary is £30-32k depending on experience.
“For more information about the role and who we’re looking for, please download the JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION.
“To apply, please complete our APPLICATION FORM and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sorry, no CVs, please! The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 28th February 2022.
“For an informal chat about the role, please get in touch via the email address above or call us on 01458 550973.”