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Community Development Officer

We are recruiting a Community Development Officer to engage key partners and stakeholders in the region tailoring support, training and education to create suicide safer communities.

In this role you will be:

– Identifying, developing and maintaining effective partnerships with local communities, volunteers and key partners across the region to engage them in the prevention of young suicide.

– Proactively promoting suicide prevention including raising the profile of PAPYRUS and engaging with those personally affected by young suicide.

– Equipping a wide range of stakeholders to enable them to create sustainable suicide safer communities through the provision of tailored support, training and education.

– Delivering training and raising awareness of products to a variety of groups including professionals, parents, young people, volunteers and other trainers.

– Contributing to the development and review of projects, and education and training products, in line with the Strategic Plans.

– Contributing to and promoting campaigns, training and opportunities as outlined in the Regional and Strategic Plans.

To be successful in this role you will have:

– Previous experience working in a community setting, delivering information and training sessions, leading workshops or educational activities

– A proven track record of networking and building and managing effective relationships, tailoring the approach to meet the differing needs of the audience

– Experience as a qualified ASIST Trainer or willingness to gain qualification and experience

– Experience of using own initiative and creativity to develop a project, programme or area of work

– The ability to travel to different locations across the Northern Ireland area to attend meetings, events and deliver training.

Salary: £27,344 per annum (NJC Scale SCP 18) progressing by increments to £30,151 per annum (NJC Scale SCP 23)

Benefits: You will receive 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time workers), an attractive pension scheme, Simply Health membership and enhanced sick pay. Please visit our website for more details.

Hours: 36 hours per week

Location: Newcastle with Travel across the North East

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 12th November 2023

Interview date: 23rd November 2023

PAPYRUS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

PAPYRUS is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk that interact with the organisation. The organisation recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The charity expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments.

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