Cancer Awareness Community Service Vacancy: Project Co-ordinator

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About the role

Salary: £25,000 per annum

Hours: 37 per week

Contract: For a fixed term expiring on 31 March 2020

Job description

The Project Co-ordinator is an exciting and rewarding role that supports the successful delivery of a community led cancer awareness programme in Leeds.

It does this by recruiting and supporting community volunteer teams, engaging partner organisations and targeting those Leeds residents who are at most risk of developing cancer.

  • As a Project Co-ordinator, you will work with local residents and staff to develop and deliver a range of interventions to raise awareness of cancer signs and symptoms and promote help seeking behaviour. You will take part in planning and delivering training, community facing events and campaigns to achieve the project Key Performance Indicators.
  • You will be supported to facilitate teams of community volunteers including recruitment, induction, training and ongoing assistance.
  • Your work will be diverse and driven by the priorities of the service and the community teams you will work with. You will draw on behavioural change approaches and quality improvement methodology to plan, test and study interventions that make a measurable difference in Leeds communities.
  • You do not need to be an ‘expert’ around cancer as full training will be given, although knowledge and experience of working in Leeds and with communities is an advantage. More important is your enthusiasm and creativity and an ability to provide leadership and support to community volunteer teams and other local assets.

You will

  • Recruit volunteers and manage them
  • Identify people, places and other assets to be part of the work
  • Arrange and attend outreach sessions
  • Record and report back on a series of measures to demonstrate successful work
  • Keep the social media streams updated
  • Manage promotional resources
  • Liaise with local employers
  • Liaise with GPs and other stakeholders

After discussion with your manager, you will also be asked to act as lead in a number of work areas which may be around topics or communities.

This will involve sharing up-to-date evidence, campaign planning, engagement across local networks with staff and communities and taking responsibility for work planning.

The post holder will need to be creative, innovative and flexible.

You will work occasional evenings and weekends

Your main base will be in Leeds but you will be given the opportunity to travel to other UNI sites where there is similar work to help your own development.

To apply and find out more about the Job and how to apply please click here:

Closing date: Friday 23 August 2019

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About the Author:

Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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