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Employment Project Officer

Black Thrive Global, London, Greater London (Hybrid)
Salary: £30,000 - £32,000 per year

Closing Date: December 2, 2022

37.5 per week (full-time, flexible, hybrid-working), Central Brixton, London (at least 2 days a week)

About Black Thrive

Black Thrive Global (BTG) evolved from the work of the Black Thrive Lambeth Partnership, which was established in 2016. We exist to address the inequalities that negatively impact the mental health and wellbeing of Black people so that the thriving of Black communities is the norm.

Our guiding principle is that Black communities should be at the forefront of reimagining, redefining and co-creating a society where systemic racism and other oppressive systems have been dismantled so that they have fulfilling lives. We have two priorities – building a Black Thrive Research Institute and embedding race equity in systems change.

Purpose of the role  

The purpose of this role is to support Black Thrive Lambeth’s employment workstream, with one of the priorities for the role being to support the effective delivery of the No Wrong Door project.

The aim of the No Wrong Door Project is to create a collaborative system of employment support providers who will work together to support Black and Disabled Lambeth residents to find meaningful employment. The concept of ‘No Wrong Door’ is that a person with a long term mental or physical health condition, who is seeking support to move towards or into employment, can expect effective and joined up support from services across the borough of Lambeth, no matter which provider they initially make contact with, and no matter how their needs and wishes change over time.

Duties and responsibilities

1.     Assist the Programme and Partnerships Manager (Employment) to deliver Black Thrive Lambeth’s No Wrong Door Project and other activities related to the employment workstream.

2.     Engage and involve Lambeth’s Black and Disabled communities in delivering the No Wrong Door project, working across partner organisations where relevant.

3.     Develop and maintain comprehensive administrative and electronic systems to ensure that the employment workstream can be delivered efficiently.

4.     Lead on design and maintaining databases to support the network mapping of employment and disability related services in Lambeth, and ensure relationship management of key community and statutory stakeholders.

5.     Participate in and support research, evaluation and learning activities.

6.     Support the Programme and Partnerships Manager (Employment) with project management and reporting arrangements relating to the achievement of objectives and milestones.

7.     Support the Programme and Partnerships Manager (Employment) to ensure the effective management and governance of financial resources, including processing invoices and financial reporting to partners and stakeholders.

8.     Organise meetings and events and manage the associated administration such as room bookings, preparing and distributing of agendas, minute taking and action tracking.

9.     Produce and deliver presentations, reports and other material relevant to the role, including for the No Wrong Door Partnership, at Black Thrive CommUNITY Assemblies and for funders.

10.  Lead on producing compelling and engaging content for internal and external blog posts and digital content across our communication channels to ensure effective communication of Black Thrive’s employment work to relevant audiences.

11.  Keep abreast of various projects, initiatives and coalitions in Lambeth as well as emerging policy and practice related to workstream.

12.  Ensure compliance with legislation and policies relevant to the job role, including equality, safeguarding, health and safety, data protection and financial probity.

13.  Spend up to 10% of time supporting corporate business, such as strategy and administration.

14.  Represent Black Thrive at meetings and external events (e.g. conferences).

15.  Occasionally work at weekends and in the evenings when required.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties, and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

Application deadline: midday on Friday 2nd December 2022

To apply: please submit a CV (3 pages maximum) and a cover letter (2 pages maximum) here.

Successful candidates will be invited to complete an assessment.

Final stage interviews to take place between 14th-16th December 2022.