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LGBQ+ Support/Community Engagement Worker

£14.50 per hour
4 hours per week flexibly over an 18 month contract, work from home.
Sheffield
Contract for 18 months
LGBQ+ Support/Community Engagement Worker
LGBT Sheffield
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29th February 2024

How to Apply

How to apply
To apply for this role, please submit your CV to Kath Housley at chair@lgbtsheffield.co.uk. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process or to enable you to perform this

Job Description

Job summary Position: LGBQ+ Support/Community Engagement Worker
Hours: Part time, 8 hour per week flexibly from home/venue space.
Duration: Fixed-term for 18 months
Wage: £14.50 per hour, paid monthly
Location: Home based working as well as attending meetings and workshop delivery at GP and health centre practices, community venues, workplaces and schools.

You will undertake:
• Initial research and connection with members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Q+ community over the telephone, face to face and via email interaction to determine their needs/support requirements from LGBT Sheffield.
• Develop relationships with local GP practices to promote the services of LGBT Sheffield, forming social prescribing connections, educating health professionals on how to refer and manage LGBQ+ community members in need of support and assistance.
• Develop relationships with other non-profit and third sector organisations representing the voice of the 18+ LGBQ+ community to determine services available and support needed.
• Assisting members of the LGBQ+ community with Hate Crime reporting and the delivery of Hate Crime Awareness Workshops in community settings such as schools, colleges and work places in collaboration with South Yorkshire Police.
• Proactively advocate for the members of the LGBTQ+ community of Sheffield.
• Work flexibly from home and in community locations, therefore your own transport will be preferable, appropriate mileage/public transport expenses will be reimbursed.

Essential Experience:
• At least 1 year of research and database building experience.
• A minimum of 2 years advice and guidance experience, dealing with community members on a face-to-face, email, telephone and video call basis.
• Work experience within an administrative team environment – you will work very closely with our Trans Support/Community Engagement Worker.
• Experience of attending public services and third sector meetings to investigate relevant LGBQ+ representation required.
• Lived experience of LGBQ+ lifestyle and community understanding/connections.
• Experience of Microsoft Office package of software - Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Desirable Experience:
• Experience of working with LGBTQ+ adult community members in a supportive capacity.
• Robust research and development skills, a self-starter who will investigate and continue to question where necessary to understand hierarchical structures, processes and procedures.
• You will be able to relate to vulnerable people in an empathetic and non-judgemental way.
• Able to work with Trans Support/Community Engagement Worker, Trustees and Volunteers in an open and transparent way.
• Able to write effectively when communicating via email, messenger on Facebook and in correspondence.

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