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Young Black Men’s Peer Leadership Co-ordinator

Location: Hackney, London

Closing date: 30/11/2019

Term: 18 month Fixed Term Contract with possible extension

Salary: Scale 6, Sp 26-28 (£28,244 – £30,333) (Full-time equivalent)

(Based on 15 hour week)

Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest has an exciting opportunity within its IRIE Mind, African and Caribbean Project to provide a Peer Mentor programme for Young Black Men and Community based Solutions designed to promote emotional resilience and wellbeing in African and Caribbean Communities.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for equipping Young Black Men and the wider BME community with the skills, knowledge and confidence to support their own mental wellbeing, that of their peers, and to create and implement their own community-based solutions to tackle the problem of mental ill-health amongst Young Black Men.

The project will promote a recovery model by empowering people with mental ill-health to become more self-reliant and improve their quality of life.

The key outcomes for the project are a successful Young Black Mens Peer Led and Community Based Solution Programme leading to:

  • Prevention and early intervention of mental ill-health amongst Young Black Men and the wider African Caribbean Community
  • Improved Mental Wellbeing and Emotional Resilience
  • Increased understanding and a toolkit of practical, evidence-based techniques to manage their own mental health
  • Reducing the stigma around mental health and helping participants feel more comfortable talking about their mental health with peers and professionals.
  • Improved knowledge of support services available for mental health
  • Improved self-esteem and employability.
  • Stronger tighter Community Links
  • Increased partnership working across the Borough

Candidates should submit a CV and an ‘expression of interest’ of no more than 2 sides of A4, detailing why they think they are right for the position to

Closing date for applications is 5 pm on Saturday 30th November 2019. Candidates will need to be available for an immediate start.