Title: Community Engagement, Involvement and Development Manager - Wales
Salary: £31, 578 - £35,000 per annum
Hours/Contract: 35 hours per week
Contract Type: Maternity Cover - 12 month contract from September 2022 - September 2023 (Secondments will be considered)
Based: Home based within Wales - with a requirement for travel across Wales as needed
Closing date: 11:59pm, Monday 18th July 2022
Interview date - Monday 1st August 2022
We're looking for someone with a passion for community engagement and service user involvement in order develop new models of care to reach and support people affected by terminal illness in their communities.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with knowledge and experience of end of life care. You will work with operational and volunteering teams to involve local communities, commissioners and other stakeholders to identify opportunities to integrate a community development approach into new services to support a 'Compassionate Cymru'.
Working as part of the Wales Senior Management Team your duties will include:
- Leading the development of strategic and operational plans for delivering community engagement and patient and service user involvement across the diverse range of communities in which we work, ensuring the citizen voice is part of service design.
- Working with operational managers to increase capacity for staff and volunteers to deliver community engagement and development work and leading the development of staff and volunteer skills to deliver these activities.
- Leading and maintaining effective partnerships and relationships with local and national organisations, communities, charities, health boards, local authorities, Regional Partnership Boards and other relevant stakeholders.
- Seeking out opportunities for funding for volunteering developments and contribute to bid writing and pitches.
Please review our job description and ensure you outline in your covering letter and CV how your skills and experience meet the essential criteria within our person specification.
What we are looking for:
- Experience of delivering community engagement and development approaches
- Understanding of the needs of different communities, including people with protected characteristics
- Knowledge and experience of end of life care
- Experience of project management
- Experience of delivering advisory services in a multi-agency setting
- Experience of working and managing volunteers
- Willing to travel throughout Wales as necessary (virtual working will also form a large part of this role)
- Welsh speaking would be an advantage
- Secondments will be considered
What's in it for you:
- Continued access to NHS Pension Scheme (subject to eligibility)
- Marie Curie Group Personal Pension Scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Loan schemes for bikes; computers and satellite navigation systems
- Continuous development
- Industry leading training programmes
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Flexible Working
Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work. We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one.
We are committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.
This role will be subject to receiving a satisfactory Standard criminal record check.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Agencies need not apply.