Community Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

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Where the role fits in our organisation

Partnerships and Communities
Our Partnerships and Communities Group are responsible for our work with the third sector, partners and communities across Dumfries and Galloway. The group leads on community insights and involvement, Locality Hubs, sector advice, training and development, building sector capacity, encouraging community involvement and representing the third sector. Key partnerships are with Dumfries and Galloway Council, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Community Planning, Scottish Government and national sector bodies. The team includes Lead Officers, Development Officers, Support Officers, Coordinators and professional advisors.

Where you’ll work

Office based
In our offices in Dumfries or Stranraer with some flexibility

Contract type and hours

Fixed term one-year with potential for permanent/21 hours

Full-time equivalent salary (FTE is 35 hours)

£23,500

What You'll Do

We’re looking for a colleague passionate about wellbeing who will support third sector organisations to contribute to building community health and wellbeing across Dumfries and Galloway. Our new colleague will be central to supporting our developing activity across a significant sector, including developing materials and resources, coordinating events and communicating with the sector and our partners. As someone who can thrive in the planning, organisation and communication of plans and activities, the Coordinator will also be involved in sector events, forums and projects working with colleagues across the organisation.

  • Support the development and coordination of our Community Health and Wellbeing Plan.
  • Coordinate our Third Sector Community Health and Wellbeing Forum, including venues, itinerary, resources and communications with the sector and partners.
  • Build and maintain resources for the sector on community health and wellbeing participation, directed by the Lead Officer.
  • Use our resources to provide direct advice, connections and signposting for third sector organisations.
  • Build positive connections and working relationships with sector colleagues and our partners.
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of sector workshops and events

More about you

  • You will be able to demonstrate excellent organisation, planning, coordination and administration skills from previous experience.
  • You may have working knowledge of community health and wellbeing or have direct experience of work within/alongside the third sector more generally.
  • You will be able to show examples of effective application of key skills, including organisation and planning, problem solving, building presentations, writing reports.
  • You will have had experience of building effective professional relationships inside and outside of your organisation.
  • You will be able to show your commitment to team working and contributing to our wider success.

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