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Drop-in Group Facilitator

About us

Big Life is in the business of changing lives. We fight inequality by working with people and places to create opportunities and inspire change. Whatever service we deliver to help people to change their lives, we do things the Big Life Way.

What you’ll be doing

You will facilitate our Anxiety and Depression Support Group in Harpurhey. When our regular facilitators are unable to attend them, you will also provide cover for our other peer support drop-in groups in Manchester and online. As part of Big Life’s community services team for the Zion and Kath Locke Centres, you will be supporting the development of a growing range of innovative community led projects.

What we need from you
  • Lived experience of mental health problems
  • The commitment and ability to facilitate weekly drop-in group meetings
  • Great communication and listening skills
  • A good grip of mental health issues
  • A deep understanding of the community you will be working in and the barriers people face
  • A strong commitment to promoting the group through local networks, partnerships and events.
  • You will need an enhanced level DBS check for this role.
What we will offer you in return
  • A salary of £10.90 per hour
  • A minimum of 2.5 hours work per week (one group session)
  • A choice of two posts – one for Monday afternoon and the other for Thursday afternoon
  • 25 days holiday (pro rata), and 30 once you’ve been here five years
  • A relaxed culture where you are expected to plan your own day and enjoy your work
  • Ongoing personal and professional development through job-related training and regular supervision
  • A supportive, flexible approach to managing staff health and wellbeing, including a wide range of perks, schemes and support.
What next?

If you’re committed to helping people create opportunities to live healthier, happier lives, then click apply and complete the short application process.

Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to creating a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace and would especially like to hear from applicants from Black, Asian and other racially marginalised communities.

The closing date for applications is 29 September 2023. Applications received after this time will not be considered and CVs will not be accepted.

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Big Life strives to be diverse and inclusive - a place where we can all be ourselves. We strongly encourage applicants from all parts of society. You can read on our careers site about the actions we are taking ourselves to fight inequality and inspire change.

We actively value the lived experiences and expertise of our staff, volunteers and the people who use our service and see the extra value that they bring to our organisation.

Find out more about what makes Big Life a great employer, from career development to a comprehensive staff wellbeing package.

The Big Life group positively promotes diversity in the workforce. We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.