Community Connector- 4 Counties Area
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Currently to 31st March 2024 with possibility of extension.
Salary: £25,973 (Band 5)
Hours: 36 per week (Full-time)
Base for work: MindSpace Stamford, 39 Broad Street Stamford.
Community Mental Health Transformation is at the heart of changing the way the public, private and voluntary sector work together with communities in Stamford, Bourne and surrounding villages.
By investing in communities and supporting local delivery by those who know their residents best, we will improve the outcomes for people who do not yet have local support networks, creating places where people can feel safe, healthy, connected and able to help themselves and each other to maintain positive mental health and well-being.
As an ambassador of the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) approach, you will be confident in starting conversations, and listening, to understand how communities support each other to thrive and what is missing. Building on your existing knowledge of the local community, you will bring people together and empower them to initiate activities or initiatives to bring about changes in response to what is needed to enable positive mental health and well-being; shaping community leaders of the future.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with community groups and other key stakeholders, identifying and upskilling community leaders to promote integration and reduce inequalities. As well as leading the Four Counties Partnership Board which brings together voluntary and statutory agencies across Stamford and Bourne, you will support co-production group. This group consists of local health care users who you will enable to share their experiences and have their voice heard.
The Community Connectors are responsible for working in partnership with NHS colleagues and voluntary organisations together with members of the community who have been identified as having the drive, enthusiasm and local knowledge to help bring about change.
You will need good communication skills, experience of working with community groups, knowledge of cultural and regional variations with
communities across the Four Counties area and a good level of English (spoken and written).
You will also need good IT skills and have confidence in your ability to collect data, complete forms and write reports.
You must be able to travel around the area to engage with the many communities that live here.
For more information about this role please contact: Beka Avery, Chair of Trustees at MindSpace: [email protected]
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Job closes to applications midnight on Thursday 9th February
Interviews will be held on Friday 17th February