January 15, 2019
Vacancy: Women’s Influence Worker
Women experiencing multiple disadvantage are rarely able to get their voices heard or influence the services they use or need. Some groups in Manchester have begun to try to change this. We are looking for someone who can build on that change by:
- Bringing together women with experience of issues like homelessness, abuse, mental health issues and addiction
- Equipping them to undertake peer research to identify the issues that matter most to them
- Supporting them to get their voices heard to influence policy and improve services in Manchester.
We are looking for someone who can get on and make this happen. The successful candidate will understand the issues facing women experiencing multiple disadvantage and be strongly committed to co-production, peer support and user-centred practice. They will have excellent communication skills and understand how to work with others to influence change. If you also have strong organisational skills, are able to work flexibly and independently, this may be the post for you.
Employed by MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health) and based at their city centre base, you will work with a wide range of women and organisations across the city. One day a week of your time will be spent focussing on MASH’s own approach to service user involvement.
This post is funded for 18 months
It is an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, part 1) for this post to be filled only by a woman.
We particularly encourage applications from people with lived experience of at least one of the following: Drug and alcohol problems, homelessness, offending, domestic abuse, sex work.
To apply please email your completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring questionnaire, available to download below, to email@example.com by Friday 15th February (midnight)
Please note that CVs will not be accepted and any applications made after this time will not be accepted.