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Job Vacancy – Outreach and Engagement Worker (Maternity Cover), MASH

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the MASH team;

MASH – Outreach and Engagement Worker – Maternity Cover

MASH is a busy city-centre based charity working with women who sex work to help keep them safe and more empowered to make decisions about their lives. Our small and dedicated staff team, supported by volunteers, work with more than 600 women every year and we are the only agency in Manchester working specifically with women with complex needs. In 2018, MASH was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the equivalent of an MBE, which recognises exceptional work done by volunteer groups in their communities. All our staff benefit from regular development opportunities including trauma-informed training.

The Outreach and Engagement Worker will work with other members of the MASH team to achieve the following outcomes for women who sex work:

• To improve women’s health
• To improve women’s well being
• To empower women to make choices
• To increase women’s safety
• To influence policy and practice changes in other agencies working with our clients group
• To influence a more positive view in society of our clients

This work will be carried out primarily through leading outreach sessions on foot, engaging with women at the MASH drop-in, undertaking any follow up case work and close liaison with other agencies and partners.

The successful candidate will be flexible and innovative, able to work on their own initiative and skilled at building trusting relationships with our client group.

Fixed Term post: This is a temporary maternity leave cover contract of 35 hours per week for 12 months (or until the post holder returns)

It is an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, part 1) for this post to be filled only by a woman.

To book an informal conversation about this post please contact Tina Threadgold via email tina@mash.org.uk

For the full application pack please contact Andrew Rawling via email andrew@mash.org.uk or telephone 0161 273 4555

The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 31st July and interviews will be held via Zoom/telephone on Wednesday 5th August

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