Community Development Worker - Older LGBT+ Adults

Yorkshire MESMAC are looking to engage a new team member to join our growing mental health and wellbeing team. In this part-time role spanning Leeds and Bradford areas you will work with two established Older LGBT+ peer support groups.  These groups offer vital opportunities for Older LGBT+ folk to combat social isolation, meet up and have fun.  Are you skilled in group facilitation and able to support them to the next stage of group development becoming self-running entities?

Yorkshire MESMAC is a group of independent community based sexual health and social wellbeing services that are committed to developing and delivering services that are responsive to the needs of our communitiesWe are seeking to appoint the following:  

Community Development Worker- Older LGBT+ Adults (Leeds and Bradford - 15 hours per week)

Overall Aims

To decrease social isolation experienced by Older LGBT+ Adults in Bradford and Leeds.

To work with the Older LGBT+ groups in Leeds and Bradford, supporting the groups to self-sustainability to become a peer-led groups.

Prime Objectives

  • To provide group development and peer development leadership support with the objective of transitioning the groups to self-sufficiently and self-governing.
  • To co-facilitate Older and Bolder and the Sage group in Leeds and Bradford.  
  • To support project volunteers and peer leaders, including Older LGBT+ Adults, to take up roles including: group facilitator
  • To develop forums, groups and events that meet the needs of Older LGBT+ Adults

Main responsibilities & Duties (list not exhaustive – please refer to the job description and person specification on our website for more details)

  • To source or provide suitable group leadership development opportunities for peer group facilitators.
  • To work in partnership with infrastructure support organisations e.g.: CABAD and VAL to develop/source these learning opportunities and access funds to support group self-sufficiency. 
  • To write funding bids with group leaders/facilitators to support self-sufficiency.

Salary:  NJC scale 6 (points 18-22) starting at £25,419 - £27,514 (pro rata) per annum for 15 hours per week. Contract is one-year fixed term from start date. There is a 5% workplace pension and membership of Paycare Additions. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS with barred lists check.

Application packs (along with the job description and person specification) can be downloaded her: 

Completed applications to be sent to by the closing date.

Closing date is: 17:00 pm on 6th June 2022

Please note that late applications and CV’s will not be accepted

If your application is successful then Interviews will be on 20th June 2022.

Yorkshire MESMAC is committed to safeguarding all people involved in our services and carry out safer recruitment practices. 

We are striving to be an equal opportunities employer, and as such we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident employer. (Charity no 1040407).

Closing date: 6th June 2022 5:00pm
Hours: 15
Salary: £25419
Salary Frequency: Per annum
This job is connected with: Yorkshire MESMAC