Website mindchwf Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

So no one has to face a mental health problem alone

Job Title: Young Black Men’s Peer Leadership Coordinator

Hours/Contract: 21 hrs per week, 6 month FTC

Reports to: Director of IRIE Mind

Salary: NJC Scale 6 SP26-28 £25,776 – £27,278


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 BAME 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 the application form on our website, being sure to complete the ‘expression of interest’ of no more than 2 sides of A4, referring to the person spec and detailing why they think they are right for the position.

Closing date for applications is 5 pm on Friday 8th January 2021 to Candidates will need to be available for immediate start.

Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

We are a disability confident employer. All applicants with a disability, who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview. If this applies to you, please make sure you fill out the Equal Opportunities portion of the application form.

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