Exciting Community Accelerator Role with MVA - Apply Now

MVA have an exciting opportunity to be part of the Community Health Catalysts programme and are looking for someone with a passion for working with local communities, and who would like to be part of a growing campaign to reduce health inequalities.

This role will be working closely with the VCESF in Medway and Swale and directly with members of communities experiencing the greatest health inequalities. Can you support them to develop their ideas, to secure funding, and empower the community by creating and implementing innovative projects to improve their health and wellbeing?

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in supporting the communities we have engaged with to access funding which will benefit their service users and improve their health outcomes.

We welcome applications from people who have experience in working with communities and co- development of initiatives or can demonstrate transferable skills.

Post title: Community Accelerator (across Medway and Swale)

Hours of work: 24 hours weekly, flexible hours to be agreed (some evening and weekend working may be required)

Salary: £28,000 (pro-rata) annually

Contract: 12 month Fixed term

Main duties will include:
  • Be a positive role model who builds good rapport and trusting relationships with leaders, members and groups within communities.
  • Work across the local area to build community alliances that bring together local VCS groups to collectively support people affected by health inequalities.
  • Help identify short-term strategies for improving wellbeing in priority groups by accessing prescription funding available through the Community Health Catalyst Programme.
  • Empower community leaders, members and groups to co-create projects which deliver meaningful outcomes and sustainable change by reducing health inequalities in target priority groups set out by Medway and Swale Health and Care Partnership.
  • Support community groups to identify funding opportunities and develop the skills required to apply for Kent and Medway Community Chest and other funding which will enable them to deliver sustainable projects to reduce health inequalities.
About you:
  • Be able to generate interest and enlisting community participants through effective engagement and recruitment methods.
  • Have experience in monitoring and evaluation techniques.
  • Have knowledge of funding application processes and criteria
  • Be experienced in networking effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Be able to coordinate the planning and delivery of events.
You can view the full Role Description by clicking here - to apply, please complete the MVA Application Form and return to:

Closing Date: Friday 5th April 2024 (12.00) - MVA reserve the right to close this post early if there is a high level of applications. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.