Engagement & Participation Coordinator

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Role: Engagement & Participation Coordinator

Hours: 28 to 35 hours per week
Contract: fixed term for minimum of 10 months, potentially longer depending on start date
Salary: £25,767 (pro rata)
Responsible to: Community Engagement Projects Lead
Location: Office base is Chorley with a mix of home, office and community-based work

We’re looking for a confident, enthusiastic individual who can help us to get more people involved in shaping Lancashire Mind.

Lancashire Mind is a local charity working to prevent poor mental health. We support people experiencing common mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression. We work with children and adults, offering universal services to help people improve their mental wellbeing, along with targeted services for people and communities at increased risk of experiencing poor mental health or facing mental health inequalities. We’re working towards a Lancashire where everyone can have the best mental health and wellbeing possible.

We have a responsibility to engage the communities we serve, to make sure we know and understand them. It’s vital we do this to identify need and understand barriers and to design services alongside people. We do this well on an individual service level, with many of our projects designed with the people who use them but we need to improve how we involve people with lived experience in organisation-wide development plans and key decision making.

To help us work towards our plans for embedding participation, we’re looking for someone to join our Engagement and Inclusion Team to work with the communities we aim to serve, with a focus on those who are underrepresented within Lancashire Mind services. The role has been designed to ensure that the experiences, perspectives and ideas of local people are being listened to and acted upon.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working within communities and knowledge of the barriers that people face to achieving mental wellbeing and accessing services. You’ll be confident, creative and able to work autonomously in the community, where you’ll communicate with a wide range of people and quickly build rapport.

The focus of the role will be to ensure that more people with lived experience of poor mental health know who Lancashire Mind are, what we do and how they can influence our work. You’ll work with the Community Engagement Projects Lead to create a range of opportunities for people to participate, including establishing formal structures, for example a lived experience panel and youth advisory group, which you’ll design with the people who want to get involved. You’ll work with colleagues across all teams to ensure opportunities to influence Lancashire Mind’s work are promoted to everyone who uses our services.

Important Details

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Thursday 23 May.
Interviews will be held on Friday 31 May 2024 in Chorley.

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Please note: Lancashire Mind follows Safer Recruitment practices and have a commitment to safeguarding people who use our services. Therefore, this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If invited to interview, we will ask you to provide evidence of your qualifications and right to work.

Applications must be made using the Lancashire Mind job application form, CVs will not be accepted.

If you are unable to access this online, please call us on 01257 231 661 to request a recruitment pack.

Lancashire Mind is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly candidates with a lived experience of mental health conditions who fulfill all the criteria within the person specification.

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