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Job vacancy: Community Engagement Coordinator

Fixed term for two years, with possible extension
Hours: Part time, 21 hours per week
Location: Home and office based with community outreach
Salary: £24,000 per annum pro rata (£14,000 actual salary)

Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 15 December 2021
Interviews: week commencing 20 December 2021

We are recruiting a Community Engagement Coordinator who can lead on engaging Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, particularly South Asian communities, to raise awareness of mental health and feed back to the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services to enable them to better engage and support BAME communities.

You will work with community leaders to co-produce effective engagement strategies; equipping leaders of the organisations and their volunteers to break down the stigma around mental health to deliver more effective outcomes.

Key objectives of the role are:

  • Increase the number of referrals to IAPT from BAME communities who enter and complete treatment
  • Improve knowledge and understanding of mental health and IAPT services within BAME communities.

Our ideal candidate will have a track record of engagement with BAME communities and community leaders. A background in mental health or general NHS services would also be an advantage.

To apply for the role of Community Engagement Coordinator, please download the following files which form the full recruitment pack: 

Please return your completed application form to recruitment@nottinghamcvs.co.uk by 12 noon on Wednesday 15 December 2021.


Consultancy opportunity: Engagement Consultant

Consultancy Opportunity to develop a Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Provider Alliance within the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS).

Duration: December 2021 - March 2022
Location: Home-based with occasional travel to Nottingham / Nottinghamshire as required
Budget: £15,000
Accountable to: The VCSE Provider Alliance Steering Group*

* The VCSE Provider Alliance Steering Group includes: Nottingham CVS, Mansfield CVS, Rushcliffe CVS, Ashfield Voluntary Action, Newark & Sherwood CVS, Bassetlaw CVS, Self Help UK, Nottingham City Care Partnership and representatives from Nottingham & Nottinghamshire CCG.

Purpose of this role:
It is the expectation of ICSs, by April 2022 Integrated Care Partnerships and the ICS NHS body will develop a formal agreement for engaging and embedding the VCSE sector in system level governance and decision-making arrangements, ideally by working through a VCSE alliance to reflect the diversity of the sector. These arrangements should build on the involvement of VCSE partners in relevant forums at place and neighbourhood level.

The focus of this role is to map how collaboration works locally (whether there is a CVS involved or leading it or not, including alternative partnerships). The consultant will review and offer recommendations on:

  • What needs to change to ensure effective representation for the VCSE.
  • What is needed in terms of support from Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS to ensure - wherever we are - collaborative structures are effective.
  • How collaboration and VCSE representation should work at Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS level, taking account of local differences.

How to apply:

Download the full briefing document (pdf)

Please send your CV and a two page supporting statement, demonstrating why you are the right person/organisation for this role, to ncvs@nottinghamcvs.co.uk by midnight on Sunday 19 December 2021.
Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 20 December 2021 and will include a presentation of a brief proposal and budget.

Candidates must have availability to start this role immediately. If you would like to arrange an informal chat about this opportunity please get in touch with Jules Sebelin, Chief Executive Officer for Nottingham CVS, by email to juless@nottinghamcvs.co.uk.


Working at NCVS

NCVS is a welcoming, supportive and culturally diverse organisation at the heart of Nottingham’s voluntary sector. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the communities in which we work.

We expect high standards from our staff, and in return you can enjoy flexible working hours, excellent annual leave entitlement, generous pension and training and personal development opportunities. We also offer a city centre location and facilities for disabled people.

NCVS is a Disability Confident Committed employer. We are positive about disabled people.

NCVS is proud to be a Living Wage employer. All our staff receive the Living Wage at a minimum for the work they do.