New vacancy – Peer Support Co-ordinator

Salary £22,658 pro rata 15 Hours per week

Fixed Term – Funded to 31st January 2020

Closing date 12 noon Monday 18 February 2019

Interviews Friday 22 February 2019

This job is open to women only (under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9)

A great opportunity to join the Women’s Centre team and our exciting new Peer Support project.  We are looking for someone to deliver and coordinate Peer Support Groups at the Centre with a focus on improving mental health and well being. So if you have lived experience of managing your own mental health and a qualification in counselling skills have a look at the information below and consider applying.

Nottingham Women’s Centre is run by women, for women and we’ve been around for nearly 50 years. We aim to help all women to gain the confidence and skills to achieve their potential and become stronger and more independent. We provide a safe and supportive environment in which women can do this, either by taking part in training or activities, getting support and services, or campaigning and becoming active in bringing about change.

We offer a generous amount of leave, opportunities for flexible working, personal development and a supportive working environment that includes access to an employee assistance programme.

In line with our fair recruitment practices, we do not accept CVs please download the supporting documents here: Application Form and Guidance Notes.

JOB PURPOSE:

The post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering peer support groups to promote mental and emotional wellbeing.  The Peer Support Coordinator will equip and support volunteers with lived experience to contribute to the delivery of the peer support project and work alongside the therapeutic services team to ensure a supportive, recovery focused peer support service.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and deliver Peer Support Groups for women at Nottingham Women’s centre
  • Recruit and supervise volunteer Peer Support Volunteers
  • Arrange and support group facilitator training
  • Evaluate and respond to risks and safeguard appropriately
  • To establish working relationships with other agencies
  • Ensure impact data is recorded in the electronic information management systems.

General

  • Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with relevant legislation and Nottingham Women’s Centre policies and procedures, including the Centre’s Equal Opportunities policy and Health and Safety Policy.
  • Work in a way which positively promotes the aims, objectives and values of Nottingham Women’s Centre
  • Take responsibility for safeguarding clients, volunteers and staff, paying particular attention to the sharing of information and professional boundaries
  • Participate in training and development as required.
  • Carry out administrative duties relating to the post
  • Act as an effective team member and attend and contribute to staff meetings.
  • Carry out other duties as directed by the Centre Manager and the Board of Trustees. 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

 
Essential Desirable
Qualifications Recognised qualification in Counselling skills/Counselling

GCSE pass at A-C standard (or equivalent) for English and Maths.

 

Training in Peer Support/mentoring from recognised organisation.

Experience Experience of group facilitation

Experience of working in a mental health/social care setting

Lived experience of managing own mental health and wellbeing

 

 

Experience of coordinating/supporting volunteers.

Skills & Knowledge Awareness of equality and diversity and an ability to engage with and work constructively with women from all backgrounds.

Awareness of mental health issues, complex needs and local support services.

Ability to recognise own responses and seek appropriate support.

Understanding of the importance of working safely with women who have experienced trauma.

Ability and willingness to work flexibly with some evening and weekend working.

Competent IT user (including MS Office package)

 

 


New vacancy: Representation and Policy Officer

Salary £19,430 – £20,661 pro rata depending on experience

20 Hours per week

Closing date 12 noon Monday 7 January 2019

Interviews Friday 18 January 2019

This job is open to women only (under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9)

Our team is expanding – we are looking for another great woman to join us! 

If you care about the issues affecting the lives of women in Notts, have experience of engaging with various groups of women, enjoy using your skills to communicate across all various channels and to generate communication materials using a range of communications techniques, then read on…

In this role, you will act as a conduit for information on issues affecting the lives of women in Nottinghamshire, by working with other staff to ensure that women’s voices and experiences are heard, and by interpreting and influencing relevant local and national policy. You will be carrying out focus groups and consultations, writing reports and analysing findings as well as creating content for social media, website posts and regular e-bulletins. You will be keeping up-to-date with national news and policy changes affecting women, signposting women to relevant information and attending meetings representing NWC.

Nottingham Women’s Centre is run by women, for women and we’ve been around for nearly 50 years. We aim to help all women to gain the confidence and skills to achieve their potential and become stronger and more independent. We provide a safe and supportive environment in which women can do this, either by taking part in training or activities, getting support and services, or campaigning and becoming active in bringing about change.

We offer a generous amount of leave, opportunities for flexible working, personal development and a supportive working environment that includes access to an employee assistance programme.

In line with our fair recruitment practices, we do not accept CVs.

To see the full list of Key Tasks and Responsibilities, find out more about the role and to apply, please download the supporting documents here: Representation and Policy Officer Dec 2018Application Form and Guidance Notes.

 

Good luck!