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OPeNS Programme Manager

Healthy Me Healthy Communities Ltd
Home-working & Gorton Community Centre

Posted: 06/04/2021

Deadline: 06/05/2021

Compensation: £26,650 per annum

Paid Full-time Fixed term / contract


Job description

Healthy Me Healthy Communities is a not-for-profitsocial enterprise founded in 2012 making a positive difference to people’s health, lives and local communities. HMHC operates on the principles of coproduction, bringing together a range of partners, resources and assets for achieving positive outcomes in neighbourhoods across Manchester. At the heart of our work is involving people who benefit from our work, believing everyone has the skills and capacity for improving their own, families and communities’ outcomes. HMHCs’ Strategic Vision is: “reducing health inequalities together” So “everyone enjoying a long, healthy and happy life.” Funded by ‘Our Manchester’s’ Older People’s Neighbourhood Support Programme (OPeNS) we are recruiting for an experienced Programme Manager. As a Programme Manager, you will develop and manage a brand-new programme in the Clayton neighbourhood working with partners as part of OPeNS. The programme builds on existing work and HMHC’s model of engagement and support coproducing local interventions.

This programme will:

• Protype, pilot and establish new approaches to engaging and involving older, isolated residents reflecting the impact of Covid.

• Coproduce a new suite of activities with a core group of volunteers and stakeholders including establishing and coordinating a new HMHC Community Grocer.

• Develop new community activities and training; recruiting and coordinating volunteers and working with neighbourhood partners.

• Address links between food poverty, nutrition, general health and mental health in older-people.

• Enhance current and develop new pathways to existing primary-care and social prescribing services prioritising older-people's mental health

The key-tasks include:

1. Recruiting, managing and mentoring resident volunteers.

2. Work closely with the Beacons Centre (programme partner) providing mentoring and support developing their experience for delivering community provision.

3. Collaborate with neighbourhood and city partners to enhance programme outcomes and impact.

4. Develop and manage new neighbourhood activities and learning opportunities that are safe, inclusive and promote personal and professional progression, both digitally and in-person.

5. Undertake monitoring and evaluation throughout and at the end of the programme.

6. Develop and manage a programme steering group.

7. Improve access for BAME people and people experiencing discrimination and exclusion.

8. Monitor and manage the project outcomes and budget.

9. Completing monitoring requirements and produce reports.

10. Attending and contributing to HMHC’s Senior Leadership Team.

11. General project administrative duties.

Essential Criteria:

1. Experience of programme and/or project management.

2. Experience and understanding of planning and delivering high quality, focused projects.

3. Ability to demonstrate and report on project impact.

4. Recent experience of meaningful community development work and up-to date knowledge of community development principles, approaches and practices.

5. Able to engage and motivate people of all backgrounds to participate and become involved.

6. Experience of supporting community groups and individuals to develop sustainably and inclusively.

7. Experience of planning, delivering and evaluating training workshops.

8. Passion for supporting people facing social exclusion and inequalities.

9. Professional attitude and conduct.

10. Experience of working on own initiative with minimum supervision.

11. Good practical knowledge and use of IT packages including Microsoft Office, email and social media.

12. Good practical knowledge and ability to utilise digital platforms for meetings and learning.

13. A good standard of education with evidence of professional development.

14. Entitlement to work in the UK.

Application information

Send completed application form (download from Healthy Me Healthy Communities website) to hollie@hmhc.co.uk by 10am on Thursday 6th May. Candidates may also wish to send a completed equal opportunities form with the application form, this is voluntary.

Postal applications should be sent to FAO Hollie Walsh, 18 Granby Road, Stretford, M32 8JA.

Shortlisting to be completed by Friday 7th May 2021.

Interviews to be held on Thursday 13th May 2021, via MS Teams.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Hollie, Deputy Chief Executive Officer on hollie@hmhc.co.uk/ 07305014473 (available until April 10th and then again from April 26th). From April 12th to 21st please contact Rich Browning, Chief Executive Officer on richbrowning@hmhc.co.uk/ 07913540680.

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About Healthy Me Healthy Communities Ltd

Healthy Me Healthy Communities is a no for profit social enterprise founded in 2012 making a positive difference to people’s health, lives and local communities. At the heart of our work is involving people who benefit from our work, believing everyone has the skills and capacity for improving their own, families and communities’ outcomes.