Community Development Worker – Men’s Mental Health

  • Fixed contract
  • Full time
  • Somerset, UK
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • £24,554 - £26,842 per annum
  • August 22, 2022

Community Development Worker – Stepladder Somerset, Men’s Mental Health

Second Step is a leading mental health charity in the South West offering housing, support and hope to thousands of people with mental health and complex needs.  Our goal is to inspire hope and deliver change for everybody and every community we work with.

Stepladder Somerset, the Men’s Mental Health project, works with communities across Somerset to raise awareness of men’s mental health in the community. The project also creates spaces for men to talk about their own mental health and facilitate access to local services and networks, including Open Mental Health provision.

This exciting role will empower and support individuals and organisations to take action to support men’s mental health and prevent suicide. Working with community partners to develop targeted provision, community events and online engagement activities to raise local awareness of mental health and support services. No one day is the same!  You have the opportunity to develop meaningful initiatives that benefit the lives of men across Somerset. Examples of current initiatives developed include weekly wellbeing football (Wellbeing Wanderers), college wellbeing sessions, construction workers (Bacon Butty tours) and Wild Workouts on the Quantocks. You have the flexibility to be creative in your approach to stepping up men’s wellbeing and to support local groups to apply for funding to support their own initiatives in their area.

About You

We are looking for an experienced male community development worker, with an understanding of people with ill mental health and complex needs. You will need to be a confident communicator and facilitator, who thrives in a collaborative environment and is able to engage with a wide range of stakeholders.  The successful candidate will be required to travel around Somerset to engage with as many communities and men as possible. Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9 (Genuine Occupational Requirement).

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Job Overview
  • Job Shift Pattern
    5 days a week
  • Hours Per Week
    37
  • Salary
    £24,554 - £26,842 per annum
  • Job Category
    Mental Health
  • Disability Confident
    Yes
Job Location