Organisation: Yorkshire MESMAC (as part of Leeds Solidarity Network)

Job Title: Systems Change Coordinator: Health Communities Together

Location: Leeds, remote working initially

Salary: NJC SO1 (scale points 23-25) starting at £27,741 pro rata per annum for 30 hours per week

Hours: Fixed term contract until 31 October 2021 (with possibility of extension)

Closing Date: 10am 3 March 2021

Interview Date: 15 March 2021

In Leeds the Solidarity Network, with their NHS and local authority partners, have been awarded funds to deliver phase one of a Health Communities Together project. The organisations in the Solidarity Network, Leeds GATE, BASIS Yorkshire, LASSN and Yorkshire MESMAC, work with Gypsies and Travellers, Sex Workers, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, communities affected by HIV and LGBTQ+ communities.

Health Communities Together (HCT) is a funding strand from the National Lottery Community Fund in collaboration with the Kings Fund; supporting systems change in health care services through VCS, NHS and local authority working together. The Health Communities Together project is seeking to appoint a Systems Change Coordinator.

Phase One will focus on exploring the current strategic representation and relationships for our communities, facilitating learning spaces and identifying where there is potential for change. The aim is to move from transactional to mutual partnerships to impact and benefit marginalised communities of Leeds and improve poor health outcomes. Success at phase one will see further funding to continue the work over coming years.

Overall Aims of the role:

  • To develop and deliver the Leeds HCT project activities in conjunction with the Solidarity Network and NHS and Local Authority partners keeping the needs of marginalised communities central at all times.
  • To convene and coordinate the Leeds HCT steering group and working spaces, involving Solidarity network leaders, NHS and Local authority health partners and ensuring meaningful and valued participation of experts by lived experience from marginalised communities of Leeds.
  • To manage participation and communications for the project.
  • To produce engaging reports and products.
  • To work with the Kings Fund consultants embedding further expertise, skills and knowledge in the Leeds HCT bid.
  • To reduce health inequalities experienced by marginalised communities in Leeds.

To find out more about this opportunity please visit the full job listing on the Yorkshire MESMAC website.