Job opportunity – Community Engagement and Research Lead at WVCA

November 29, 2022
Published by Dudley CVS

Position: Community Engagement and Research Lead

Location: Wolverhampton WV2 4AN

Salary: £30,000 per annum Hours: 37 hours per week

WVCA makes a positive difference for people in Wolverhampton by working together with the city’s vibrant communities to cultivate a thriving and inclusive city. Our mission is to provide unrivalled, dedicated support services to the voluntary and community sector.

With excellent skills in written and verbal communication, you will: undertake research into the role that VCSE organisations can play in delivering health and care support; undertake research into the needs of the people they are in contact with; support the organisations to carry out their own research; and act as a central point for the collation of findings of the research these organisations carry out. This will enhance knowledge and insight into the city’s diverse populations, and demonstrate effective working and best practices from within VCSE organisations around health and care.

With the support of the Engagement and Partnerships Lead, you will also be responsible for the distribution, management and monitoring of small grants that will be made available to VCSE groups, which will ensure they are able to conduct their engagement activities effectively.

You will work 37 hours per week with the occasional need to work flexibly.

Why should you apply?

· This is an exciting role with scope to make a real difference to the delivery of Health and Social Care services in the Black Country

· You will have the opportunity to work within an empowering and supportive environment

· 29 annual days’ leave plus 8 bank holidays.

· Employer Contributory Pension scheme

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for more information. These along with an application pack can be found at:

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Taylor 07458 308445

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 12th December 2022

Interviews: week commencing 19th December 2022 – applicants should be available to attend the interview in this week if shortlisted.

WVCA values equality and diversity in its workforce and is committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse communities of our city. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and under-represented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality.

We are a Disability Confident- Committed employer, and guarantee an interview to all disabled candidates meeting the essential criteria for the post.

WVCA is committed to safeguarding all those we support, and has embedded safer recruitment practices in all recruitment processes. This includes carrying out the relevant level of DBS check for this role (see job description for full details). We do not discriminate unfairly against any individual on the basis of a conviction or any other information revealed as a result of a DBS disclosure.

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