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Salary: £35,048.00 to £40,135.00 per annum Position: Full Time Location: Faversham
Posted: 16-06-2022 Job Type:Permanent

Job Description:

Are you a Community Engagement Manager looking for a new opportunity?

Are you the sort of person who relishes bringing people together and leading them towards a shared purpose?  If so, this could be just the job you are looking for.

At With You, we are here to support anyone who needs our help. To achieve this, we need a great team of people working together with that shared aim.  Our team includes volunteers, peer mentors, community engagement coordinators, recovery champions and outreach workers - an amazing group of people who all such value to the work we do.

All of this shared enthusiasm and effort requires some really effective 'stage management' to make sure we collectively deliver the best possible support for all of our clients - this is where our Community Engagement Manager role can add great value.

We are looking for: 

A candidate that has a good understanding of managing a diverse team; of developing and implementing service user involvement and co-production strategies; has excellent relationship building skills and is experienced in building a volunteer workforce. 

You will be an advocate of the voice of our service users, and able to bring constructive challenge into the mental health leadership team to ensure that service user needs are front and centre of what we do.

About the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our high-quality mental health services in the South East.

This service is about ensuring our services are designed for and deliver to, the people who need them.

The role will focus on three areas:

Leading our service user engagement and co-production strategy to put service users at the heart of the design of our services.

Leading our outreach work and overseeing a team of Outreach Workers to develop joint working agreements and referral protocols for with our stakeholders.

Building our volunteer and peer support networks across the mental health services to ensure that people have opportunities to feed into these vital parts of the service workforce and influence service delivery in supporting our service users.

We welcome applications from candidates with any of the following skills or attributes: Engagement, relationship management, coordination, home based, IAPT.

Essential Skills:

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • An ONC/NVQ level 3 or equivalent and evidence of further management study/commitment to study over the next 18 months
  • A proven track record of successfully managing people based within a range of community-based roles
  • Experience of engaging with service users and incorporating their feedback into the development of services
  • Experience of managing volunteers and leading them in change programmes
  • To demonstrate your commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion by showing how you have ensured volunteer roles meet these important criteria
  • Experience of building effective working relationships/partnerships with a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies with successful outcomes
  • The ability to manage high risk situations, understanding the health and safety implications and requirements
  • An understanding of those people who are facing mental health issues and/or drug/alcohol misuse
  • To be able to work under pressure, prioritise your work and deal with conflicting demands on your time effectively
  • Good written and oral communication skills, used to working with IT packages and digital media
  • To be able to work unsocial hours if required and travel across the UK

 This role requires a satisfactory Enhanced DBS/PVG (adult and child barred list) check.

Desired Skills:

While these are not essential for the role, if candidates can also demonstrate the following it will be an advantage:

  • A volunteer management qualification 
  • Have lived experience of drugs, alcohol or mental health related issues

About Company:

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

Want to know more? 

If you are interested in this role, we would encourage you to visit our website where you can look into the below topic a little more.

  • Our Organisational Strategy
  • Who we are
  • Our trustees
  • Our Annual Reports
  • With You IAPT
  • Feedback from IAPT clients

We Are With You.

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