Community Development Worker - Men In Health

An opportunity has opened at Yorkshire MESMAC to be involved in a new, exciting partnership project, focused on improving mental health & wellbeing for men working in the West Yorkshire health and care sectors. Bring your passion to eliminate mental health stigma and skills to build truly accessible mental health services, to share with our dynamic project team from across MESMAC and Touchstone. 

Yorkshire MESMAC is a group of independent community based sexual health and social wellbeing services that are committed to developing and delivering services that are responsive to the needs of our communitiesWe are seeking to appoint the following:  

Community Development Worker- Men in Health, 30 hours per week, Leeds or Bradford office base (description not exhaustive – refer to the job description & person specification on our website for more details)

Post aims

Improve the mental health and wellbeing of male West Yorkshire Health Care Partnership employees and volunteers. To focus especially on work with those who are not clinical staff and/or who don’t currently access health services. 

Prime Objectives

Establish team mental health and wellbeing networks for men working & volunteering in the NHS and social care.

Facilitate access to activities for men to engage in and promote discussion around mental health & wellbeing.

Improve mental health & wellbeing by developing and delivering

  • Signposting & referral pathways.
  • Support groups
  • Mental health events

Main responsibilities & Duties

  • To produce online and printed mental health & wellbeing resources.
  • To provide online support around mental health & wellbeing through direct message, forums and social media campaigns. 
  • To develop ways of working around perceived, felt and expressed needs men working and volunteering in health and social care, around their mental health and wellbeing. 

NJC scale 6 (points 18-22 starting at £25 419 -£27 514 (pro rata) per annum for 30 hours per week. Contract is one-year fixed term from start date. There is a 5% workplace pension and membership of Paycare additions.  This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS with barred lists check.

Application packs (along with the job description and person specification) can be downloaded here:  https://www.mesmac.co.uk/contact/vacancies/men-in-health-community-development-worker

Completed applications to be sent to jobs@mesmac.co.uk by the closing date.

Closing date is: 10:00 am on 23rd May 2022  

Please note that late applications and CV’s will not be accepted

If your application is successful then Interviews will be on 7th June 2022.

Yorkshire MESMAC is committed to safeguarding all people involved in our services and carry out safer recruitment practices. 

We are striving to be an equal opportunities employer, and as such we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident employer. (Charity no 1040407).

Closing date: 23rd May 2022 10:00am
Hours: 30
Salary: £25419
Salary Frequency: Per annum
This job is connected with: Yorkshire MESMAC