Community Development Officer - Stirling

Papyrus Prevention Of Young Suicide
£29269 - £32076 per annum
14 Jun 2024
12 Jul 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

PAPYRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

Community Development Officer

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

What you will do:

- Identify, develop and maintain effective partnerships with local communities, volunteers and key partners across the region to engage them in the prevention of young suicide.
- Proactively promote suicide prevention including raising the profile of PAPYRUS and engaging with those personally affected by young suicide.
- Equip a wide range of stakeholders to enable them to create sustainable suicide safer communities through the provision of tailored support, training, and education.
- Deliver training and awareness raising products to a variety of groups including professionals, parents, young people, volunteers, and other trainers.
- Contribute to the development and review of projects, and education and training products, in line with the strategic plan.
- Contribute to and promote campaigns, training and opportunities as outlined in the Regional and Strategic Plans.
- Represent the charity at events including conferences, panels, working groups and through media channels as required.

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, 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 Scotland and the wider UK to attend meetings, events and deliver training.

Salary: £29,269 per annum (NALC SCP 18) progressing by increments to £32,076 per annum (NALC SCP 23)

Hours: 36 hours per week Location: Stirling Office with regular travel across Scotland

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: You will receive 28 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time workers), hybrid and flexible working arrangements, an attractive pension scheme, Simply Health membership and enhanced sick pay. Please visit our website for more details.

Closing date: 14th July 2024.

Shortlisting: WB 15th July 2024.

Interviews: WB 22nd July 2024.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier if we receive sufficient applications so, please submit your application as soon as possible.

PAPYRUS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its recruitment policies 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.

So, if you’d like to join us as a Community Development Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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