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Community Outreach Researcher and Evaluator

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The Role: What you’ll do

This role is a fixed term, part time (one day a week for a year) job leading on organising and facilitating outreach sessions with particular communities in central and east Bristol to help us find out more about the blocks and barriers people from particular communities experience around accessing the ‘Vitaminds’ service.

To support our Equality and Diversity agenda, the post holder would ideally be from Central and East Bristol, from an ethnic minority (‘BAME’) background, and have some experience of working with and engaging communities. Some experience in research/ evaluation would also be helpful but is not essential as full support will be given.

As part of the role, you will be required to find out whether people think that Vitaminds in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) is appropriate for them and  explore ways in which the service could be adapted to make it feel more accessible and relevant to people from these communities.

This role is part of a research project facilitated by a grant from NHS ‘Charities Together’. The successful candidate would be offered support from Leads in the ‘Vitaminds’ team and from researchers at the University of Bristol.

 

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do.

We work in partnership with the NHS, support the UK’s largest companies to help support their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers. We are physical and mental health specialists with over 30 years of experience - we Make People Better.

Vita is fast growing, innovative and ambitious. If you would like to be part our journey and join a company that offers outstanding personal development, flexibility for a work/life balance and a genuine focus on delivering exceptional services then we would love to hear from you.

Your skills and background:

Essential:

  • Experience of working with and engaging communities
  • Good knowledge of the St Pauls/ Easton area of Bristol. Some lived experience of the issues facing people from ethnic minorities
  • Ability to organise and facilitate groups of people
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good knowledge of local services in central and east Bristol
  • Knowledge of the Voluntary Sector in central and east Bristol

Desirable:

  • Experience of facilitating/ running groups in the community
  • Experience of exploring other methods of hearing from diverse communities
  • Ability to undertake research and produce reports based on this
  • Experience of and enthusiasm for equality and diversity work
  • Some basic knowledge about research and evaluation (though support will be given

 

Why Vita Health Group?

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do.

We are physical and mental health specialists with over 30 years of experience.  We work in partnership with the NHS, support the UK’s largest corporate companies to help assist their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers.

To achieve our mission of making people better, we recognise the importance of investing in our staff. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer the opportunity of a flexible work life balance, support with continued professional development and a comprehensive benefits package which you can view in full on our website.

Vita Health Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion best practice and positively encourage applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, marital status, or pregnancy/maternity. 

We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce, to ensure we are representative of the communities we serve at all levels. We therefore welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of lived experience.

We are committed to equitably support the wellbeing of all employees as demonstrated by:

  • Our association with the MINDFUL EMPLOYER Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health.
  • Our status as a Disability Confident Committed Employer dedicated to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. All disabled candidates that meet the minimum essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our participation in Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme which supports us in ensuring all LGBTQIA+ staff are free to be themselves in the workplace.
  • Our commitment to meet the standards outlined in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2), Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).
  • The provision of access to health and wellbeing services for colleagues.

Should you wish to discuss any adjustment or assistance you might need in the application or interview process please contact recruitment@vhg.co.uk and we will arrange.

Please note, all applicants must be legally entitled to accept and perform work in the UK and all positions are subject to a DBS check. 

Any data which you share with us throughout the hiring process will be stored securely within the UK and is accessible only by staff who require it. Should your application be unsuccessful, your data will be securely destroyed after 6 months. 

Vita Health Group

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