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3 JOB VACANCIES

We Are Hiring:

  • Health & Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Development Officer
  • Administrative Officer

Preston Muslim Forum (PMF) is looking to recruit dynamic and enthusiastic persons with a ‘Can Do Attitude’ and a ‘Positive Outlook’ on life. The post holders will work with disadvantaged and hard to reach groups from the most deprived neighbourhoods in Preston, helping them to overcome the many obstacles to improving their quality of life. This is an opportunity to join a thriving community-based organisation. You will be part of a very dedicated and motivated team committed to excellence and making a real difference to the people we serve.

Who We Are

PMF is a local charity established over thirty years ago, specialising in meeting the needs of BAME communities in Preston. The main aim is to enhance the social, economic, educational and physical and mental health & wellbeing of residents. Our services are wide and span a range of activities free at the point of access to anyone who needs help and has nowhere to turn.

PMF operate an accessible drop-in community centre – Hamara Centre – located in the heart of the community and has suitably qualified staff and volunteers who deliver services in a culturally sensitive, gender specific and multi-lingual environment.

The Hamara Centre offers a safe space for people to explore a range of support services, wellbeing activities and events, whilst creating opportunity for connection, relationship, belonging and support. 

Through the provision of wide-ranging services, tailored and timely interventions, PMF Address’s the

multiple and complex needs of beneficiaries we serve with the aim of achieving positive outcomes for

them.

Why Work For PMF

  • A chance to work where every day you are making a difference to the lives of vulnerable individuals and families.
  • Pleasant environment to work in.
  • Employer Pension Scheme.
  • Where we involve service users at the heart of everything we do.

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete our application form.

To request an application pack email:    office@pmforum.org.uk    or call  01772 889431

If you’d like to arrange an informal discussion about the posts prior to applying, please email our Operations Manager, ayub@pmforum.org.uk

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications:      3pm,  17thth May 2024

Proposed Interviews:                                            Week commencing 27th May 2024

Proposed Start Date:                                            As soon as possible

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we regret, that we are unable to contact applicants unless you are shortlisted for an interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the application deadline, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Due to capacity constraints, we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Job Description & Specification

Job Title:                           Health & Wellbeing Practitioner

Salary:                              £14,430 pro-rata (£28,860 full-time equivalent)

Hours of Work:               18.5 hours per week

Term:                                Fixed-Term, until 30 June 2025 (continuation subject to further funding)

Line Manager:                 Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

Location:                          Hamara Centre, Rear of 158 Castleton Road, Preston. PR1 6QH

BRIEF JOB OUTLINE

We’re looking for a dynamic and motivated Health & Wellbeing Practitioner to join our team. You’ll be expected to operate in a way that recognises and values diversity and understands the problems caused by gambling harm and mental health illness. You’ll be helping to provide a place where people can find belonging and get support navigating life, as we continue to develop the Centre from its roots into an accessible, thriving ‘one stop shop’.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

COORDINATION, MANAGEMENT, PLANNING

•    To provide 1-2-1 advice, carry out risk/initial/comprehensive assessments, to help individuals and community overcome gambling harm and mental health and wellbeing issues

•   Curate, co-ordinate and facilitate structured interventions/activities and group programmes to inform gambling harm and support mental health treatment journeys.

•   Provide integrated ways of working and support, adopting a multidisciplinary approach.

•   Provide support to staff team members as required and carry out appropriate tasks delegated by Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

•   Increase access and engagement with the Hub from a diverse community through partnerships, informal and formal referral networks

•   Build engagement with the community programme through programming, marketing and communications including social media, digital content and website updates

•   Developing and building on the participation, voice, and sense of ownership of service users and wider community 

LEARNING, MONITORING, EVALUATION

•  Ensuring accurate and useful data collection for all activities

•  Undertake monitoring and evaluation activities to demonstrate impact.

PARTNERSHIPS 

•  Maintaining relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including partner charities,  

    volunteers, local authorities and service users and wider community.

•  Supporting the co-production of activities and events with service users and wider

    community.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

QUALIFICATIONS

•   NVQ Level 3 or above, DipSW, Mental Health Nursing, Counselling, Addiction Studies.

•   3 years’ experience providing social or community services.

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

•   Understanding and experience of gambling harm and of different mental health problems and support services.

  • Develop and manage programme of activities tailored for a wide range of beneficiaries to provide a stimulating environment to meet their social, mental, physical, emotional and intellectual needs.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

•   IT literate, including Office 365

  •   Planning, delivering and co-ordinating community activities and events.
  •   Supporting volunteers 

•   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and able to build strong working relationships with   

  both internal and external partners

•   Able to prioritise, managing a varied workload and time effectively.

•   Able to work collaboratively as part of a team

•   Able to manage professional boundaries, deal with sensitive information, and maintain  

     confidentiality

•   Able to effectively engage with people from diverse backgrounds.

•   Ability to speak other community languages

ATTITUDES

•   Self-motivated and able to work independently

•   Ability to work in a recovery orientated, person centred, non-judgemental manner

  •   Adaptable and keen to be part of our broader work

GENERAL

•   Full, clean driving licence with access to a vehicle.

•   Able to travel to different venues

•   Able to work evenings and weekends for which TOIL can be taken

  • The post will be subject to undertaking an enhanced DBS check and show evidence that you are entitled to work in the UK.
  • To attend staff meetings, supervision meetings and staff training.
  • To safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults at all times.

Please note this job description is not intended to be exhaustive. The post-holder will be expected to adopt a flexible attitude to the duties which may have to be varied (following discussions) subject to the needs of the organisation and in keeping with the general profile of the post.

Job Description & Specification

Job Title:                           Development Officer

Salary:                             £12,506 pro-rata (£25,012 full-time equivalent and subject to annual review)

Hours of Work:               18.5 hours per week

Term:                                Fixed-Term, until 31 March 2027 (subject to annual review

and continuation of funding)

Line Manager:                 Operations Manager

Location:                          Hamara Centre, Rear of 158 Castleton Road, Preston. PR1 6QH

BRIEF JOB OUTLINE

Supporting the Operations Manager and working closely with staff you will be required to assist across the services, operational and business development functions of the charity, including attracting funds from a variety of sources such as Trusts/Foundations, local, regional, and national funding bodies, government, Local Authorities, community foundations and donations.This is a progressive role and salary will be reviewed annually subject to performance and appraisal.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Gain a full understanding of all areas of the business to enable post-holder to identify and develop new opportunities for service development through new funding streams, partnership, and commissioning opportunities.
  • Assist in the preparation of all: Funding bids; Tenders; Business proposals.
  • Co-ordinate the implementation of new projects and help to develop monitoring plans and reporting arrangements.
  • Ensure that the centre is well maintained and be responsible for Health & Safety and Risk Assessment.
  • Establishing and maintaining all relevant management, monitoring, administrative and support arrangements for PMF to achieve its objectives for the community.
  • Develop positive relations and ensure comprehensive communication with community, voluntary, public and private sector partners.
  • Ensuring all operations comply with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensuring equality and diversity practices are embedded in all service delivery.
  • Information and marketing management.
  • Ensuring that performance is monitored, data collected and analysed to evidence impact and efficiency of the services provided and enable reporting to Management and funders.
  • Promote and actively encourage the involvement of service users/ volunteers in the development of new services ensuring they are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills as appropriate.
  • Regularly monitor and record feedback from the local community and service users to ensure what has been developed meets their expectations.
  • Handle various other duties as delegated by the Operations Manager.

General

  • To work effectively as part of a team, actively supporting other team members, whilst also being self-motivated to work on your own initiative and manage time effectively, keeping all work up-to-date and prioritising workload to ensure that the most urgent is dealt with first.
  • To attend staff meetings, supervision meetings and staff training.
  • To safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults at all times.
  • Attend occasional evening and weekend activities, fundraising/ charity events and exhibitions as required for which TOIL (time off in lieu) can be taken.
  • The post will be subject to undertaking an enhanced DBS check and provide evidence that you are entitled to work in the UK.
  • Undertaking Continual Professional Development/ CPD through taking personal responsibility for your own self development.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

QUALIFICATION

  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent.
  • Have equivalent relevant work experience in the voluntary/ community sector organisation.

EXPERIENCE

  • Experience and competence in the development and management of operational functions within a charitable environment.
  • Experience of successfully managing, supervising and motivating both staff & volunteers.
  • Experience and understanding of managing budgets and resources.
  • Experience of managing facilities e.g. community centres.
  • Managing reporting systems for all relevant stakeholders and funders.
  • Excellent project management skills with ability to empower individuals and communities to take on positions of responsibility to become more confident and self-reliant in the longer term.
  • Experience in promotion and marketing.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to communicate to individuals, and groups.
  • Good public speaker with experience of setting up and delivering presentations.
  • Ability to think strategically as well as manage a community committee meetings and competing priorities.
  • Ability to manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders who have different objectives and ability to deliver to deadlines.
  • IT literate (Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, and database packages).
  • Strong self-motivation and drive, well organised and ability to self-prioritise workload.
  • Enjoy working with people from different age groups, backgrounds and representing different interests across the community.
  • A flexible approach to work and willingness to work within changing priorities.
  • Commitment to community empowerment and to foster wider participation in community led project.
  • Prioritising staff and/ or customer confidentially at all times.
  • Ability to speak other community language.

Please note this job description is not intended to be exhaustive. The post-holder will be expected to adopt a flexible attitude to the duties which may have to be varied (following discussions) subject to the needs of the organisation and in keeping with the general profile of the post.

Job Description & Specification

Job Title:                           Administrative Officer

Salary:                              £11,232 pro-rata (£23,088 full-time equivalent)

Hours of Work:               18 hours per week

Term:                                Fixed-Term, from 1 April 2024 until 31 March 2027 (subject to annual review

and continuation of funding)

Line Manager:                 Operations Manager

Location:                          Hamara Centre, Rear of 158 Castleton Road, Preston. PR1 6QH

BRIEF JOB OUTLINE

To ensure that an effective administration support service is provided across the organisation; supporting management and staff; HR functions dutifully carried out; premises are managed and maintained, and the charity is compliant with Health and Safety and GDPR legislation.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

  • To ensure all record keeping and office systems are up to date and well maintained; general correspondence, reports, minutes, promotional materials, etc., are produced when required and to a high standard.
  • To be responsible for client records and retrieving and collating statistical information for monitoring purposes.
  • Reconcile bank statements and assist with preparation of financial statements.
  • Process and manage invoices.
  • Manage and maintain charity’s website and social media accounts – Facebook and Instagram
  • To ensure internal procedures are efficient and effective and continuously improving.
  • To strictly adhere to the organisations confidentiality and GDPR policy and procedures and be the Charity’s lead on GDPR.
  • Maintain office supplies and orders, creating purchase orders accordingly
  • Maintain social media pages and online website

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • To be the Charity’s lead on the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, ensuring all staff and volunteers have an up-to-date check at the appropriate level for their role.
  • To undertake HR related activity, including liaison with payroll, supporting grievance and disciplinary procedures; recruitment process, including requesting references, finalising offer letters and contracts for successful candidates, organising new employees’ inductions etc.

HEALTH & SAFETY

  • To ensure risk assessments are carried out at the charity’s premises and on all venues used for outreach and community activities.
  • To ensure up to date and appropriate insurance cover is provided, annual regulatory inspections are carried out e.g. PAT testing, Gas Safety, Lift Maintenance etc and to review costs and negotiate competitive rates.
  • To review and ensure compliance with property and equipment leases.

GENERAL

  • To work effectively as part of a team, actively supporting other team members, whilst also being self-motivated to work on own initiative and without direct supervision.
  • To attend Staff Meetings, supervision meetings and staff training.
  • To safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults at all times.
  • To undertake any other duties reasonably requested by the Board of Trustees, Line Manager or Project Staff appropriate to the job.
  • Attend occasional evening and weekend activities, fundraising /charity events and exhibitions as required for which TOIL (time off in lieu) can be taken.
  • The post will be subject to undertaking an enhanced DBS check and show evidence that you are entitled to work in the UK.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

QUALIFICATION

  • A relevant administrative qualification or evidence of formal training.
  • 3 Years experience of working in a busy office environment.

              ESSENTIAL

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills including writing reports.
  • Ability to maintain quality and organisational procedures for the efficient running of the Charity.
  • Experience of working with and developing and maintaining relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including clients, staff, volunteers and other organisations.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise.
  • Ability to understand and follow policies and procedures.
  • Tact and diplomacy to always deal with sensitive and confidential information and work within the bounds of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Good IT skills including the ability to use social media, MS Office, databases and show willingness to learn unfamiliar packages quickly and effectively.
  • A sound understanding of office systems and the ability to improve them.
  • Ability to understand and apply confidentiality and GDPR policy and procedure.

DESIRABLE

  • Experience of working in a voluntary organisation or community-based projects.
  • Experience of delivering HR and Finance function
  • Experience of working in a customer service or customer care role
  • Ability to speak other community language.

Please note this job description is not intended to be exhaustive. The post-holder will be expected to adopt a flexible attitude to the duties which may have to be varied (following discussions) subject to the needs of the organisation, and in keeping with the general profile of the posts.