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Current vacancies

Projects and Outreach Officer (Young People and All Ages Learning Disabilities)

Job description

Salary: £28,000 pro rata (Choose £16,800 for 3 days a week OR £22,400 for 4 days a week)

Contract terms:     Fixed, to 31 March 2021 (not available as an independent contract, or on a freelance basis) 

Hours of work:      Part-time, either 21 hours over 3 days a week or 28 hours over 4 days a week (please identify preference of 3 or 4 days a week when applying)

Core hours are 9am-5pm

Some flexibility is necessary around working hours 

Occasional evening and weekend work will be required

Overview

Are you passionate about improving health and care services for young people and people living with a learning disability? Are you skilled at gathering views and experiences of people who use NHS and social care? Can you plan and deliver a programme of outreach and engagement activities?

Healthwatch Kingston upon Thames is an independent health and social care champion for local people. We work to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak on their behalf. We focus on ensuring that everyone in Kingston can get the support they need to live well. We also help people find the information they need about health and social care services in Kingston.

We are seeking a Projects and Outreach Officer to develop and maintain the external profile of Healthwatch Kingston’s work, particularly with young people and people living with a learning disability, their families and carers.

You will work with the Chief Officer, other members of our team and Healthwatch Task Groups (primarily Youth Out Loud! and the Learning Disability Task Group) to identify and work on projects to find out the views of patients, service users and their carers that require further investigation. The Projects and Outreach Officer will support and supervise a part-time Learning Disabilities Officer, along with a team of volunteers. Our work is challenging and constantly evolving so the ability to pick up new skills and approaches, adapt and find pragmatic solutions is essential.

As part of a small organisation based in an active community centre, you will be involved in a wide range of tasks and work with diverse community groups. You will be hands on and flexible in your approach to meet evolving needs as they arrive.

If you have any questions please get in touch and if you would like to apply please download the application pack.