Community Development Worker

Community Development Worker Vacancy

 Hours:           3 days per week (22 hours) – flexible working required

Salary:          £25,000 per annum (pro rata)

Contract:     2-year contract

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed individual to develop and co-ordinate our new Mental Health and Wellbeing Activity project.  The purpose of the project is to improve the mental wellbeing of Derbyshire residents who may benefit, through the delivery of a range of physical activity and wellbeing-based sessions.

The activities will be delivered by up to 30 organisations across Derbyshire, who will have the option to apply for funding to support delivery of their activities, from a small grants fund which we are administering on behalf of Derbyshire County Council.


The Role

Your role will involve actively engaging with local organisations, groups and member of the public to identify areas of need and gaps in provision, then identifying suitable organisations to meet these needs and administering the small grants fund to support them to do so.

You will build and develop strong relationships with a broad range of statutory and voluntary organisations across Derbyshire, both to support the identification of existing services and to maintain a network of referral sources.

You will create and execute a communications plan to promote the service and to ensure that referrals into the programme remain high.

You will also develop a variety of tools and resources for use by successful grantees, to support them in the delivery of their service.

Whilst you will be based at our head office in Derby, or working from home, significant travel within Derbyshire will be required as part of delivering this role.

Derbyshire Mind is one of a federated network of local Mind charities across the country.  Our focus is on improving mental health and wellbeing for people across Derbyshire and Derby City.  We provide a range of advocacy and community mental wellbeing services designed to support people with mental health problems, as well as the wider population.

 Our Vision:

 For everyone in Derbyshire to have good mental wellbeing and to live their best life.

 Our Values:

 WORKING TOGETHER:             We work alongside others for the greater good

LEARNING TOGETHER:             We always aim to do things better

EMPOWERING:                             We support people to fulfil their potential

RESPECTFUL:                                We don’t judge, we treat others as equals

POSITIVE:                                      We are progressive and focus on solutions


Please quote the job title and your name in the subject line of the email

CLOSING DATE:  Wednesday 6 July 2022, at 5 pm.  

 Interviews will be held on Tuesday 19 July 2022.

 This post is subject to a criminal records check with the disclosure and barring service.

 Derbyshire Mind aims to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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