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LGBT Foundation is a Disability Confident Committed Employer and is an Investors in People accredited organisation. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age, but, as ethnic minority groups, members of the trans community and religious and faith groups are currently under-represented across the organisation, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Pride in Practice Co-ordinator - GMMH Sessional Worker

The post-holder will deliver a project based at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust focused on LGBT inclusion within mental health services and sexual orientation and trans status monitoring.


Pride in Practice is a quality assurance and social prescribing programme for health care services that strengthens and develops service providers’ relationships with their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) patients within their local communities.

Despite the introduction of the Sexual Orientation Monitoring Information Standard in 2018, sexual orientation is not collected consistently across the health and social care system. Trans status is collected in one dataset, and as yet there is no Information Standard for collecting data on gender identity and trans status. The needs of minority groups, such as LGBT people, are often not recognised or addressed:

  • They might not get the right health advice or treatment
  • They might be at increased risk of certain conditions
  • They may not get their needs met in mainstream services

The post-holder will deliver a project based at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust focused on LGBT inclusion within mental health services and sexual orientation and trans status monitoring.

The post-holder will work as part of a team of enthusiastic and dedicated account managers who work with health care providers to ensure delivery of Pride in Practice.

  • Ensure ongoing excellence in the delivery of Pride in Practice.
  • Support development of the Pride in Practice model for Mental Health Trusts.
  • Deliver onsite training sessions for staff based at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust.
  • Inspire health care professionals to reflect on their service delivery and to implement Pride in Practice’s best practice model for inclusive service delivery to LGBT people.
  • Provide a professional account management service to departments engaging in the project, supporting their ongoing learning and development
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust and wider stakeholders.

We particularly welcome applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), trans, and/or older (50+) as colleagues from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

*We use trans as an umbrella and inclusive term to describe people whose gender identity differs in some way from the gender they were given at birth, including non-binary people, people who cross dress and all those who partially or incompletely identify with their sex assigned at birth.

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Closing Date: Wednesday 6th November 2019 Interview Date: Friday 15th November 2019 09:00

Bring Dementia Out Programme Co-ordinator

Bring Dementia Out is a partnership project between LGBT Foundation, the Guinness Partnership, the National LGB&T Partnership, Brighton and Hove Switchboard, and the National Dementia Action Alliance focusing on the needs and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) people affected by dementia


Role Summary

Bring Dementia Out is a partnership project between LGBT Foundation, the Guinness Partnership, the National LGB&T Partnership, Brighton and Hove Switchboard, and the National Dementia Action Alliance focusing on the needs and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) people affected by dementia.

  • Co-ordinate the lived experience group to co-produce the priorities of the programme, enabling LGBT people affected by dementia to steer the project
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strengthen relationships with and provide support to dementia organisations, LGBT organisations and housing organisations
  • Represent Bring Dementia Out on the Dementia Housing Working Group
  • Develop creative solutions to enhance the provision of tailored information and support for LGBT people affected by dementia
  • Ensure visibility of LGBT people affected by dementia within services, campaigns and wider society

We particularly welcome applicants who are from BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) communities, trans communities and those who are older (50+) as staff from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

*We use trans as an umbrella and inclusive term to describe people whose gender identity differs in some way from the gender they were given at birth, including non-binary people, people who cross dress and all those who partially or incompletely identify with their sex assigned at birth.

Role Accountabilities

1. Co-ordinate the Bring Dementia Out programme

  • Successfully achieve all project targets
  • Measure the impact of the programme and share regular updates and quarterly project reports with funders and project partners
  • Effectively manage the budget for the programme

2. Ensure visibility of LGBT people affected by dementia within services, campaigns and wider society

  • Promote and support the implementation of sexual orientation and trans status monitoring within dementia services and housing services
  • Work in partnership with relevant organisations and campaigns to ensure LGBT inclusion and visibility
  • Facilitate regular co-production meetings with the lived experience group to ensure that the programme is led by LGBT people affected by dementia
  • Deliver training and workshops on LGBT people and dementia to a range of professional and community audiences
  • Develop an e-learning package on LGBT communities, dementia and housing

3. Build knowledge within the LGBT sector, the dementia sector, and the housing sector about the specific needs of LGBT people affected by dementia

4. Enhance provision of tailored information and support for LGBT people affected by dementia

  • Support services and organisations to provide effective and holistic support to LGBT people affected by dementia
  • Ensure that LGBT Foundation’s services are able to meet the needs of LGBT people affected by dementia
  • Engage and involve a broad range of stakeholders in the programme through media and communications


LGBT Foundation Accountabilities

  • Display a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity and an understanding of the issues faced by all LGBT communities. LGBT Foundation will challenge any discriminatory behaviour or language if it occurs.
  • LGBT Foundation has a commitment to using the insight gained through its work to make the organisation more inclusive and representative of all LGBT communities.
  • Completion of specific tasks allocated through work plans, project plans and the annual business plan of LGBT Foundation.
  • Provision of monthly information (accurate data and informative commentary) within your areas of responsibility for performance management purposes.
  • Compliance with LGBT Foundation’s policies, procedures, management and monitoring systems.
  • We are a learning and development organisation and will consistently provide and support opportunities for staff to exceed theirs and our expectations. In common with all staff, you have a responsibility for drawing attention to your own training needs as well as those of colleagues that you work with that LGBT Foundation will then aim to support you with.
  • Any other duties in line with your skills and abilities, as directed by your line manager.
  • All staff are expected to maintain a flexible approach to their roles and respond to LGBT Foundation’s changing needs.The responsibilities of this post may be changed subject to review, over a period of time.This will be done in consultation with the post holder.

Person Specification


Essential Elements

Transport

This role involves travel throughout England. Associated expenses will be paid.

Skills & Abilities

  • Qualifications are not required for this role. However, you are welcome to use any qualifications that you have to demonstrate your competency for the role.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Clear, confident and diplomatic when delivering training.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills.

Experience

  • Experience of communicating confidently with a range of professional and community stakeholders.
  • Experience of building effective relationships and partnerships with external organisations.
  • Experience of effectively managing a budget.
  • Experience of working as part of a team.

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Knowledge of the issues and experiences of LGBT people, particularly related to dementia and housing.
  • Knowledge of co-production and collaborative approaches.

This role, in common with all staff at LGBT Foundation, will be expected to display a range of competencies specific to their grade and area of work.These will be measured during annual performance appraisals, and there will be an expectation that staff will be able to evidence the ways in which they have met these competencies over the course of the year.

Desirable

Skills & Abilities

  • Confident and inspiring public speaker
  • Enthusiastic and empathic approach to working with individuals, groups and organisations
  • Self-motivated to achieve own objectives and contribute to wider goals of LGBT Foundation teams and partner organisations where relevant.
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to changing landscapes in the LGBT and other voluntary sectors and also wider health and care systems.

Experience

  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector
  • Experience of health promotion or patient involvement campaigns

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Knowledge of the issues and experiences of LGBT people, particularly related to health and social care and access.

Terms and Conditions

  • Hours – 37 per week, with an expectation of evening and weekend work.
  • Annual Leave – 25 per annum plus Bank Holidays, plus 1 day for your birthday, rising to 30 after 5 years’ service
  • Probation Period – Post subject to successfully completing a 6 month probationary period
  • Employers contributory pension – 10% of annual salary

As travel across Greater Manchester is inherent in this role, project related travel costs will be covered by the programme, including all necessary travel associated with evening and weekend work.

Job-shares and flexible working will be considered. To discuss this further, please contact Andrew Gilliver on 0345 3 30 30 30.

We understand that working for an LGBT organisation could impact on your identity, community and/or culture. If you would like to discuss this or any aspect of the role further, please contact Andrew Gilliver on 0345 3 30 30 30 or email andrew.gilliver@lgbt.foundation

Benefit to working for LGBT Foundation

  • Generous leave allowance (25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service)
  • Sector leading 10% employers’ contributory pension
  • Your birthday as a day’s leave
  • Staff counselling scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Office ‘buddy’ scheme for all new starters
  • Free annual flu jab
  • Staff social budget
  • Dedicated training budget for each member of staff and support with Personal Development Plans
  • Flexible working to support a healthy work/life balance (including time off in lieu and flexi-time)
  • Relaxed dress code when in the office
  • Convenient city centre location
  • Generous discounts with local businesses
  • Free Tea & Coffee for all colleagues

Job Application (1.1MB) Job Description (0.3MB) Equal Opps Form (0.1MB)

Closing Date: Sunday 3th November 2019 Interview Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019 09:00

Pride in Practice Co-ordinator - Sexual Health

The post-holder will work as part of a team of enthusiastic and dedicated account managers who work with health care providers nationally to ensure delivery of Pride in Practice


Pride in Practice is a quality assurance and social prescribing programme for health care services that strengthens and develops service providers’ relationships with their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) patients within their local communities.

Pride in Practice is an established programme in Greater Manchester that launched in 2011. The post-holder will contribute to the successful delivery of a pilot of Pride in Practice in Greater London and will focus specifically on sexual health services in Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

The post-holder will work as part of a team of enthusiastic and dedicated account managers who work with health care providers nationally to ensure delivery of Pride in Practice. The successful applicant will have access to a hot desk in Lewisham.

  • Ensure ongoing excellence in the delivery of Pride in Practice.
  • Support development of the Pride in Practice model for sexual health services.
  • Deliver onsite training sessions in sexual health services.
  • Inspire health care professionals to reflect on their service delivery and to implement Pride in Practice’s best practice model for inclusive service delivery to LGBT people.
  • Provide a professional account management service to sexual health services engaging in the project, supporting their ongoing learning and development.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with sexual health services, LGBT organisations, and wider stakeholders.

We particularly welcome applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), trans, and older (50+) as colleagues from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

*We use trans as an umbrella and inclusive term to describe people whose gender identity differs in some way from the gender they were given at birth, including non-binary people, people who cross dress and all those who partially or incompletely identify with their sex assigned at birth.

Role Accountabilities

  • To improve the confidence and ability of health professionals working in sexual health services to deliver an inclusive and personalised service to their LGBT patients.
  • To improve the quality of service LGBT people expect from sexual health services relating to their sexual orientation, gender identity and trans status.
  • Delivery of Pride in Practice
  • Deliver training onsite at sexual health services.
  • Support the development of the Pride in Practice model for sexual health services.
  • Provide a professional account management service to sexual health services and support their ongoing learning and development.
  • Ensure the impact of the training, supported assessment and accreditation on service delivery.
  • Work with clinicians, managers and administrators to ensure LGBT inclusion at all levels of the service.
  • Publically celebrate services that achieve a Pride in Practice award through social media, mainstream media and newsletters.
  • Elevate the voices and experiences of LGBT communities within sexual health services in Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.
  • Increase LGBT visibility within sexual health services in Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.
  • Deliver presentations to health professionals, commissioners, communities and stakeholders to encourage engagement with Pride in Practice.
  • Produce activity reports for the quarterly Pride in Practice National Programme Board.
  • Contribute to reports and monitoring returns as and when required.

LGBT Foundation Accountabilities

  • Display a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity and an understanding of the issues faced by all LGBT communities. LGBT Foundation will challenge any discriminatory behaviour or language if it occurs.
  • LGBT Foundation has a commitment to using the insight gained through its work to make the organisation more inclusive and representative of all LGBT communities.
  • Completion of specific tasks allocated through work plans, project plans and the annual business plan of LGBT Foundation.
  • Provision of monthly information (accurate data and informative commentary) within your areas of responsibility for performance management purposes.
  • Compliance with LGBT Foundation’s policies, procedures, management and monitoring systems.
  • We are a learning and development organisation and will consistently provide and support opportunities for staff to exceed theirs and our expectations. In common with all staff, you have a responsibility for drawing attention to your own training needs as well as those of colleagues that you work with that LGBT Foundation will then aim to support you with.
  • Any other duties in line with your skills and abilities, as directed by your line manager.
  • All staff are expected to maintain a flexible approach to their roles and respond to the LGBT Foundation’s changing needs. The responsibilities of this post may be changed subject to review, over a period of time. This will be done in consultation with the post holder.

Person Specification

Essential Elements

Transport

This role involves travel within Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. Associated expenses will be paid.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Qualifications are not required for this role. However, you are welcome to use any qualifications that you have to demonstrate your competency for the role.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional and influential over the telephone and face to face.
  • Confident, clear and diplomatic when delivering training.
  • Ability to multi-task, and manage multiple relationships and accounts.
  • Ability to work independently and organise and prioritise workload, delivery and travel

Experience

  • Experience of project delivery.
  • Experience of communicating with a range of professional and community stakeholders.
  • Experience of writing and delivering presentations.

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Knowledge of the issues and experiences of LGBT people, particularly related to sexual health and access to services.
  • Knowledge of co-production and collaborative approaches.

The post-holder, in common with all staff at LGBT Foundation, will be expected to display a range of competencies specific to their grade and area of work.

Desirable

Qualifications and skills

  • Recognised training qualification.

Experience

  • Experience of account management.
  • Experience of developing training.
  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector.
  • Experience of working in a health related field.

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Knowledge of the sexual health services policy landscape.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the diversity of LGBT communities.

Terms and Conditions

  • Hours – Hourly sessional work delivered across the project – working times and patterns are flexible and can be agreed with your project manager. Up to 10 days (76 hours) on the core role (not including lunch breaks), plus ad hoc hours supporting Pride in Practice trainings.

  • Travel - As travel within Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark is inherent in this role, project related travel costs will be covered by the programme, including all necessary travel associated with evening and weekend work

  • Length of contract – N/A. This is a sessional role.

  • Probation Period – Post subject to successfully completing a 6 month probationary period

We understand that working for an LGBT organisation could impact on your identity, community and/or culture. If you would like to discuss this or any aspect of the role further, please contact Jacob Bayliss on:
T: 07849 635 924
E: jacob.Bayliss@lgbt.foundation.

Benefits to working for LGBT Foundation Include:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Free annual flu jab
  • Staff social budget

Job Application (0.9MB) Job Description (0.1MB) Equal Opps Form (0.1MB)

Closing Date: Monday 11th November 2019 Interview Date: Monday 25th November 2019 09:00