Head of Communications

 

We are open to flexible home working if you are using gender identity services and therefore have regular appointments.

 

Job Title:                        Head of Communications

Salary:                            £30,212

Hours:                             37 hours

Special Terms:             Permanent (subject to funding)

Accountable to:          Director of Operations

Accountable for:        Communications Co-ordinator, Digital Engagement Officer, Designer, Freelance designers, videographers and creatives, communications and marketing volunteers.

Interviews:                     TBC

Role Accountabilities

  • Drive LGBT Foundation’s communications, ensuring high quality and creative communications across all programmes.

  • Manage and monitor LGBT Foundation’s press, online, and social media presence, exploiting opportunities to maximise the impact the organisation makes within LGBT communities, in wider society, and with our partners and stakeholders.

  • Ensure our communications and online presence reflect and serve the full diversity of our communities

  • Manage the development and delivery of LGBT Foundation’s communications work in order to meet our two year forward plan objectives

  • Please contact us for an informal chat about this post. 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 Rachel Waterman on 0345 3 30 30 30

  • Assume overall responsibility for all LGBT Foundation communications channels including our website, social media, printed resources, and external emails,

  • Author our annual and impact reports and consistently promote our impact and work using insight and evidence

  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with media contacts and partners

  • Maintain and further develop relationships with LGBT sector partners, focusing on joint communications and campaigns

  • Provide leadership and support to our staff team to ensure coverage of our key messages, projects and services in press and our own communications channels, including upskilling a bank of LGBT media spokespeople

  • Use available packages to measure and evaluate the impact of our communications and marketing activity against the targets in our business plan, working with our Performance Manager

  • Ensure that LGBT Foundation is at the forefront of public debate on LGBT issues, responding rapidly to issues of public interest in a way that engages LGBT communities and the wider public

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 Lawrence Roberts on 0345 3 30 30 30.

 

 

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 / Technology Scheme

  • Season Ticket Loan

  • Office ‘buddy’ scheme for all new starters

  • Free annual flu jab

  • Free VDU eye care test

  • 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

Skills & Abilities

  • A  project management qualification or significant project management experience

  • Basic design skills using InDesign, Photoshop, or similar programmes

 

Experience

  • Experience of commissioning/managing videographers, designers and artists

  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector

  • Experience of delivering attitude change campaigns

  • Experience of using web content management systems

  • Experience of managing staff/freelancers/volunteers

 

Knowledge & Understanding

  • An understanding of the political landscape in Greater Manchester and nationally  

 

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

 

Experience

  • Experience of working in / with the voluntary sector

  • Experience of capturing evaluation data and using CRM systems to input data (such as Salesforce)

  • Experience of working with Communications Teams to ensure events reach a wider audience

 

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Knowledge of co-production and community involvement

 

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.

 

NHS Rainbow Badge Project Manager

 

We are looking for a Project Manager to oversee the development of the NHS Rainbow Badge awards scheme. 

 

This role will ideally suit someone with lived experience as you will also help to maintain our relationships with wider community groups and organisations who are already working with over 50s in the region and work with LGBT Foundation’s Communications Team and local services to help our events programme find the widest possible audience. 

 

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.

 

Job Title:                       NHS Rainbow Badge Project Manager

Salary:                           £30,212

Hours:                           37 per week

Special Terms:            Fixed term until September 30th 2021 (continuation subject to funding)

Accountable to:           Assistant Director of Inclusion

 

Role Accountabilities

 

 

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 / Technology Scheme

  • Season Ticket Loan

  • Office ‘buddy’ scheme for all new starters

  • Free annual flu jab

  • Free VDU eye care test

  • 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

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.

 

Head of Policy & Research

 

You will also be responsible for LGBT Foundation’s role as the lead partner of the National LGBT Partnership, which combines the expertise of ten key LGB&T organisations across England and works closely with the LGBT Health Team at NHS England.

 

Job Title:                           Head of Policy & Research

Salary:                                £30,212

Hours:                                 37hrs per week

Special Terms:                Permanent (Subject to funding)

Accountable to:             Director of Operations

Accountable for:            Policy and Research Coordinator

Interviews:                       TBC

Role Accountabilities

  • Influence the policy environment in order to strengthen awareness of the needs and issues of LGBT communities at the local, regional and national level and advance the organisation’s overall policy objectives.

  • Lead LGBT Foundation’s strategic engagement with key public and voluntary sector stakeholders in order to promote the needs of LGBT communities.

  • Manage the day to day operations of the National LGBT Partnership to strengthen awareness of the needs of LGBT communities at a national level.

  • Oversee our research programme, developing new research partnerships and generating new evidence on LGBT people’s experiences and needs.

  • Manage the development and delivery of LGBT Foundation’s policy and research work in order to meet our two year forward plan objectives

  • Please contact us for an informal chat about this post. 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 Rachel Waterman 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 Lawrence Roberts on 0345 3 30 30 30.

 

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 / Technology Scheme

  • Season Ticket Loan

  • Office ‘buddy’ scheme for all new starters

  • Free annual flu jab

  • Free VDU eye care test

  • 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

Skills & Abilities

  • A degree or equivalent professional experience in a related area, e.g. statistics, research, public policy, public health, improvement science. 

  • The ability to utilise SPSS and/or NVivo software to their full potential.

 

Experience

  • Experience of conducting primary research, utilising quantitative and qualitative methods.

  • Experience of working with academic and other research partners in order to deliver high quality research.

  • Experience of utilising collaborative approaches to work with communities of identity.

  • Experience of effectively managing budgets.

 

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Excellent knowledge of LGBT communities and the health inequalities they experience

  • Knowledge of and interest in social impact and co-production.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and how to use it to its full potential.

 

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.  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

Qualifications and skills

  •  One or more published research papers

Experience

  • Experience of researching and promoting issues which directly affect marginalised communities.

  • Experience of successful policy development, lobbying and/or research work.

  • Experience of working within the voluntary sector.

 

Knowledge & Understanding

  • An understanding of how marginalisation, discrimination and poverty directly impacts health outcomes

 

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.

 

Ageing Officer

(Events and Services)

 

We are open to flexible home working if you are using gender identity services and therefore have regular appointments.

 

Job Title:               Pride in Ageing Officer (Events and Services)

Salary:                  £18,571 per annum (+10% pension)

Hours:                   37 per week

Special Terms:  Fixed Term for 15 months

2021 - Includes some evening and weekend working patterns

Accountable to:   Pride in Ageing Manager

       

Role Accountabilities

  • Assist in the design and running of a programme of events specifically for LGBT over 50s (either remote-delivered or in person depending on government restrictions and advice in 2021)

  • Support with the intake process to services run by Pride in Ageing, such as Rainbow Brew Buddies. This includes completion of assessment with new service users, matching service users with volunteers and monitoring their progress within the service.

  • Help to maintain our relationships with community groups and organisations working with and led by over 50s

  • Supporting with research to better understand the needs of LGBT over 50s.

  • Capture and input data and learning from running of events programme and services for use in monitoring reports

  • Undertake administrative tasks to support the Pride in Ageing programme and Pride in Ageing Advisory Group, including arranging meetings and writing newsletters

  1. Hours – 37 per week, with an expectation of evening and weekend work.

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 Lawrence Roberts on 0345 3 30 30 30.

  1. Annual Leave – 25 days per annum (pro rata) plus Bank Holidays, plus 1 day for your birthday, rising to 30 days pro rata, after 5 years’ service

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

  3. Employers contributory pension – 10% of annual salary

 

 

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 Lawrence Roberts on 0345 3 30 30 30.

 

 

Benefits to working for LGBT Foundation

  • Generous leave allowance (25 days annual leave pro rata (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

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organisation, planning and time-management skills

  • An awareness of the issues facing over 50s in LBGT communities

  • Ability to work with a wide range of people and stakeholders

 

Experience

  • Experience of running events (particularly with marginalised communities)

  • Experience of delivery of services and support

 

Knowledge & Understanding

  • An understanding of and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

  • Knowledge and understanding of the use of confidentiality

 

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

 

Experience

  • Experience of working in / with the voluntary sector

  • Experience of capturing evaluation data and using CRM systems to input data (such as Salesforce)

  • Experience of working with Communications Teams to ensure events reach a wider audience

 

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Knowledge of co-production and community involvement

 

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.

 

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