Outreach and Engagement Practitioner (South East)

£27.91k – £30.37k per annum

Job Details:

Job Title: Outreach and Engagement Practitioner (South East)

Location: Home working with approx. travel of 3 days a week across the region – To cover Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire with some travel to the other regions.

Salary: £27,914 UK, £30,370 London and surrounding counties

Job Type: Full time – 35 hours per week, Permanent

Closing date for applications: Sunday 16th July

Interview dates TBC

  • 33 days basic annual leave entitlement per annum including bank holidays which increases with service
  • A generous Pension Scheme – we contribute 6% and you contribute 2%.
  • Discretionary company sick pay from day one of service.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24-hour support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Job Introduction

Are you passionate about working within communities across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire to help reduce the impact gambling can have on individuals and families?

Do you want to make a difference by raising awareness of gambling-related harms with community groups across the South East, to help build confidence in talking openly about gambling and support available from our service?

If so, one of the key priorities of Gamcare South East is to reach out to individuals, families, and communities to make it easier to talk about gambling and gambling related harms. This is done by working across the region to engage with underserved communities, to ensure everyone can access information and support.

Crucially, you’ll be responsible for building effective working partnerships with professional services through the delivery of presentations, networking and creating new referral pathways. Your role will be integral in making the service accessible and embed support for gambling related harm.

To meet the needs of the service the role might include some evenings and occasional weekends.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Main Responsibilities

  • Participation in service promotion, networking activities and events to support visibility and ongoing development of the service
  • Development and maintenance of relationships with local services and communities, providing information to support identification of gambling harms and pathways into service
  • Development of collaborative working relationships with external agencies, professionals and groups, and delivering presentations on gambling harms and how to support people to access the service
  • Providing advice, brief and extended brief interventions to people affected by gambling harms

The Ideal Candidate

As the successful candidate you’ll be an excellent communicator (written and verbal) and have the ability to present and tailor content for a range of professional and public audiences on sensitive topics.

You will be experienced in community-based work and have the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external, to champion our vision for gambling support in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

If you are committed to seeing better support for local communities and you would love to be a part of an innovative and dynamic service, then we would love to hear from you!

About The Company

GamCare are committed to offering the best support to people affected by gambling harms, as such we welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.

Gamcare is an equal opportunities employer and don’t discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability. We are only able to facilitate visa sponsorship in very limited circumstances, so candidates outside of the UK or who don’t have the right to work in the UK need not apply.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of: Mentoring Officer, Mentoring Coach, Outreach Officer, Progress mentor, Learning Mentor, Mentor, Student Advisor, Student mentor, Progress Support, Student Support, Student Support Mentor, Learning Assistant, Learning Adviser, Educator, Learning Coach, Mentor, Training Support Officer, Peer Advisor may also be considered for this role.

Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Milton Keynes

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