Community Engagement Officer

The Highland Hospice is looking to appoint a Community Engagement Officer. A passion for and genuine interest in service development and supporting community services as well as significant knowledge of the challenge involved is essential for this post.

The Community Engagement Officer is responsible for contributing to the delivery of the Hospice’s strategic aim to work in partnership with communities to help them achieve the best possible care and support for those in their community living with aged-related frailty and/or faced with life shortening illness, death and bereavement.

With an emphasis on under-served remote and rural communities, the post holder will identify key individuals and groups, and engage with them and other stakeholders to help establish community-led partnerships to support and deliver palliative, end of life, and related social care services and initiatives.

The post holder will work closely with all members of the Hospice clinical, community and support teams to identify opportunities to work in partnership with the public, private and third-sector to develop innovative solutions.

Line management is provided by the Community Partnership Manager who has responsibility for a range of community-based services including: Helping Hands; No One Dies Alone and Care Home Liaison.

It is essential that you have direct experience of working with communities to develop locally-led projects and services, preferably in a health or social care environment.

The post is full-time, 37.5 hours per week and may be based at Highland Hospice in Inverness or at home. It will involve extensive travel across the Highlands and if based at home you will be expected to attend meetings at Highland Hospice on a regular basis. A high degree of flexibility and the ability to work unsocial hours is expected.

This post is not subject to a Standard Disclosure/PVG check.

Printable and electronic application forms and guidance notes are available on the Vacancies home page.

Closing date: Monday 17 October 2022

Location

Highland Hospice, Ness House, 1 Bishop's Road, Inverness IV3 5SB

Salary

£26,104 - £32,915 per annum

Hours

37.5 hours per week

Application closing date

17 October 2022

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