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Outreach Officer

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Outreach Officer to join a local health and social care organisation based in Camden.

Location: Hybrid Working (1 day based in office in Kings Cross)

Time Frame: 2-year fixed term

Salary: £28000 (pro rata)

Hours: 21/28 per week (part time 3/4 days)

As Outreach Officer, you will promote the organisation by explaining its remit and encouraging people to get involved and have their say. You will be a skilled communicator, comfortable networking and engaging with a diverse range of local residents and members of the public.

You’ll be responsible for promoting, recruiting and supporting a team of volunteers to carry out projects that develop an evidence base of how local services should be improved. As part of this work, you’ll strengthen the organisations links with volunteer networks in the borough. You may have personal experience of volunteering and you’ll bring an understanding of the contribution volunteers make and the techniques you need to use to keep them engaged. The role is about developing engagement with local communities in need; therefore, you will be expected to reach out and create opportunities for these communities.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing contacts with volunteer networks and local voluntary and community sector organisations across Brent, encouraging participation from under-represented and disadvantaged groups.

  • Leading the digital engagement workstream – using tablets in public healthcare and community spaces

  • Training and supporting apprentices to undertake outreach and project activities with their community groups, specifically hard-to-reach communities.

  • Working in partnership with key stakeholders from the grassroots steering group to support engagement in projects, including coproduction and joint communications.

  • Contributing to materials produced by Healthwatch, including webpages, e-bulletins, newsletters, social media content, reports, projects and presentations.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the role of service user/resident involvement in health and social care and will be experienced in recruiting, training and managing volunteers. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders ranging from local residents, colleagues, partners, trustees and commissioners is key - experience of working with diverse communities, particularly in Camden and north central London and tackling inequalities would also be of huge benefit.

If this sounds like you and you’re keen to hear more, please do get in touch ASAP!

Please note, only successful candidates will be contacted with further information.

Harris Hill Charity Recruitment Specialists operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.