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Community Engagement Coordinator

Salary:£24,491 (NJC point 19)
Working hours:  37.5 hours per week
Contract length: Permanent
Holidays: 25 days per annum, pro-rata (rising to 30 days after 5 years)
Based at: Oakland House, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PQ. Travel to other locations in Manchester will be required.

You could be our perfect Partnership and Performance Coordinator

Talking Therapies Manchester is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team as the Community Engagement Coordinator. This role will involve engaging with the residents and professionals of Manchester City to help raise awareness of our wellbeing service and how we can meet the needs of the local community. As someone who is passionate about mental health and wellbeing, you will have a key role of engaging with the local population and will help more people to access the support that they need, when they need it.

You will establish strong connections with the community, including; health and education providers, employers, and local charities. Through these connections you will represent Talking Therapies Manchester at community engagement events in person and online.

You will drive content and have a lead in bringing together therapists and practitioners to engage in local and national campaigns, such as carer’s week and world mental health day.

We are looking for someone who;

  • Will lead in engagement strategies to reach the population ofManchester City.
  • Co-ordinate events and prevalence calendars, bringing together support from practitioners where necessary.
  • Will develop innovative and effective methods of engagement which support people to make positive choices, enabling them to thrive in their community and beyond.
  • Will be a self-starter, you will lead by example, working proactively and imaginatively using own initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Will have excellent communication, organisation and IT skills, great attention to detail, and the ability to think creatively.
  • Will have the ability to work to deadlines and deal with conflicting priorities.
  • Attend community engagement events online and in person and help promote the service to members of the public.
  • Deliver presentations to both the public and health professionals within the borough.
  • Analyse data to look at trends of engagement and help shape service strategy.
  • To work alongside Volunteer and Placement Coordinator in developing a volunteer network to support the engagement strategy

Talking Therapies Manchester is a mental health and a wellbeing service which offers; Therapy groups, Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, for clients that have a range of mental health and social issues. We work alongside a group of third sector and NHS services to provide the primary care mental health service in Manchester. The service is funded by Greater Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group.

How to apply

Closing date for applications is Friday 12 March. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please note, shortlisted candidates will be expected to deliver a short presentation and portfolio reflecting their community engagement work.

If you would like any further information, please contact Jay Patient on 07852 263 516 or jay.patient@thebiglifegroup.com.

If you need the application form in an alternative format, please contact our HR Team.


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In light of the current situation, we are making changes to the way we deliver services at the moment. One-to-one appointments that would normally be delivered face-to-face will now take place over the phone or through video call. There is no need to call us to confirm – your regular point of contact will call you at the time your appointment was scheduled.

We are also no longer holding groups inside. We’re currently arranging alternatives where possible through considering walking or virtual groups. Please contact your group facilitator, or the centre where the group runs from, for more information.

If you’re worried, think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus or want further information, see the latest advice from Public Health England.

Finally, if you’re struggling through self-isolation, please don’t feel alone. There are local community groups being created all over the country, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can call our community centres in your local area, which you can find here.