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Time to Change Hub Coordinator Full Time

at Buckinghamshire Mind in London (Published at 13-02-2020)

Time to Change Hub Coordinator

Buckinghamshire Mind shares National Mind?s vision: ?We won?t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. We deliver high quality community-based services across the county of Buckinghamshire to reach out and ensure everyone with a mental health problem gets access to the help they need".

Post Title: Time to Change Hub Coordinator

Reports to: Prevention Services Manager

Salary: £22,500 FTE pro rata, (Actual £11,250 based on 18.5 hours)

Location: Aylesbury or High Wycombe

Contract Terms: Fixed term to 31st March 2021

Hours of Work: Part-Time (18.5 hours per week). Some flexibility on hours worked

will be required.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and 2 wellbeing days pro rata, High Street retailer scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Annual leave purchase scheme, Flu vaccinations and Eye Tests, Pension: Auto Enrolment (currently 5% employee contribution, 3% employer contribution)

About Time to Change

Launched in 2007, Time to Change is a mental health campaign in England with the objective of reducing mental health-related stigma and discrimination. Recently, Time to Change has approved Buckinghamshire County Council?s (BCC) partnership application to set up an Organic Hub in the county and will provide support with training and materials. Funding for the Buckinghamshire Hub is from BCC Public Health.

Buckinghamshire Mind has been commissioned to deliver a Hub Coordination Function and will be the employer of the Time to Change Hub Coordinator.

Further information on Time to Change can be found at: - https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/

Key Function

The Time to Change Hub Coordinator will ensure the successful delivery of the following:

· The development and mobilisation of an agreed Time to Change campaign action plan for Buckinghamshire.

· The administration of the finances associated with the ?Champions Fund? to around 20 Champions to deliver activities across the county.

· The project management of four large scale events.

· Project management of three/four ?piggy back? events.

· Participation in Partnership Group meetings and attendance at Time to Change training opportunities and events.

To achieve these objectives the postholder will work collaboratively as part of a team with the Time to Change Strategic Lead at BCC, Project Support at BCC, Communications Officers at BCC and Buckinghamshire Mind and the Finance Manager at Buckinghamshire Mind.

Key Responsibilities

Hub Coordination

· In collaboration with the Partnership Group develop a clear project plan with aims, objectives, timescales, outcomes, outputs and risks along with responsibilities for specific actions.

· Ensure delivery of the plan within the agreed budget and timescales.

· Work with wider partners to secure participation from people with lived experience on the Hub at a strategic level, including being members of the Partnership Group thereby enacting the core principle of mental health Lived Experience Leadership at the heart of Hub governance and programme planning.

· Attend in person, or organise a Buckinghamshire Mind representative, to all relevant training days/events and network events offered to Hubs by Time to Change.

· Provide the drive to ensure that local momentum and enthusiasm is maintained.

· Attend monthly project progress meetings with the BCC Strategic Lead and provide monitoring reports in-line with Time to Change requirements.

· Work with the BCC Communications lead to deliver effective communications.

· Provide information for the local evaluation using the methodology and materials supplied by Time to Change.

· Recruit 20 active Champions signed up, inducted and trained.

Administering the Champions Fund

· Publicise the Champions Fund among service user groups and community organisations to encourage individuals/groups to apply for funding from it.

· Develop a set of funding criteria for the Champions Fund, a process for assessing/agreeing successful applications, an agreement between the Hub Coordinator organisation and the individual/community organisation, and a method of gathering monitoring/impact information.

· Provide direct support to individuals wishing to apply for funds to help them successfully write a bid.

· Effectively financially administer and distribute the £10,000 Champions Fund to 20 Champions.

· Provide ongoing direct support to local Champions as required, who may have ongoing questions such as challenges with their activity, or questions about processes.

Event Management

· Project manage and deliver around four larger scale events, as agreed by the Partnership Group. Specifically:

- Work with the commissioner and Partnership Group to decide which events to run and scope the detail.

- Engage wider partners in leading, taking part or supporting the events.

- Write detailed plans for each event with agreed aims, actions, and timescales.

- Manage delivery of the events.

- Source volunteers/staff/Champions to support delivery.

- Liaise with the BCC Communications Lead to manage publicity.

· Project manage around three to four piggy-back events. This is to include recommending events to attend, booking space, sourcing frontline staff/volunteers from own/partner organisations and Champions to man the stall, plus other associated tasks as identified.

Other

· To attend staff meetings and external meetings as agreed with the Prevention Services Manager.

· To keep the Prevention Services Manager informed of matters relating to Time to Change particularly those which have a bearing in the reputation and development of Buckinghamshire Mind.

· To keep up-to-date with research and developments regarding mental health and wellbeing and/or have a bearing on the fundraising and communications work of the Time to Change hub.

· To undertake such duties not included in the job description as are reasonably requested by the Prevention Services Manager.

Person specification

Post: Time to Change Hub Coordinator

The person specification seeks to define a person most likely to be suited to the job of Time to Change Hub Coordinator. Candidates are required to meet all the essential Conditions listed. E = essential criteria; D = desired criteria. Reference to both Conditions and Requirements in completing your application form will help in selecting candidates for interview.

Conditions

· Supports the vision and work of Buckinghamshire Mind and Time to Change (E)

· Maintains strict confidentiality concerning all Buckinghamshire Mind matters (E)

Requirements

Qualifications and experience

· Relevant experience of running a project, including managing finances, stakeholders and volunteers (E)

· Relevant experience of running a campaign, communications or event management (D)

· Experience of marketing and business development within the voluntary sector (D)

· Experience of creating content for a wide variety of communications channels, including social media (D)

Knowledge, skills and abilities

· Is committed to working in an anti-oppressive way and striving to create equal opportunities for all people (E)

· Maintains confidentiality in line with Buckinghamshire Mind policy (E)

· Works in a person-centred and asset-based way. (E)

· Has a clear understanding of how to maintain professional boundaries. (E)Has knowledge of the factors influencing people?s mental health and wellbeing (E)

· Excellent IT and communication skills (E)

· Able to network and build sustainable working partnerships with other agencies (E)

· Ability to organise own workload and work without direct supervision (E)

· Prioritisation of competing tasks; managing a busy workload and delivering to deadlines. (E)

· Able to monitor and evaluate work and produce reports (E)

· Keeping written records and data; including financial records. (E)

· Understanding of equality and diversity principles (E)

Other

· Has a current clean driving licence and use of own vehicle (work related mileage will be paid) (E)

· Ability to work occasional evenings/weekend to support events

Applications: Please send ?

Cover letter and CV, (including: relevant skills and experience, locations and hours of work that you are available).

The short-listing panel make their decisions based on this information and no assumptions about your skills or experience will be made. A Cover Letter and CV are essential for your application to be considered.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 23rd February.

Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 24th February.

Buckinghamshire Mind is an Equal Opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Any offer made relating to this post will be subject to satisfactory references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Job Types: Temporary, Contract

Salary: £22,500.00 /year

Experience:

  • mental health & wellbeing: 1 year (Required)
  • working with volunteers: 1 year (Required)
  • project: 1 year (Required)


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