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Join Us in Shaping Community Well-being as a Mental Health Voluntary and Community Sector (VCSE) Strategic Engagement Manager


Are you ready for an exciting new opportunity to make a genuine difference to people’s lives?  Erewash Voluntary Action (EVA) invites a visionary and strategic individual to lead engagement and change as our Mental Health VCSE Strategic Engagement Manager.


About Us:

At Erewash Voluntary Action (EVA), we lead and champion the voluntary and community sector in Erewash.  We deliver several key services, including supporting the voluntary sector, and building capacity and impact, through funded programmes, which include the Derbyshire Mental Health Forum, shopping, volunteering, and Social Prescribing. Based at our large centre, that the charity owns, we hire rooms to organisations within the community and have 23 members of paid staff alongside 165 registered volunteers.


Your Role:

As the Mental Health VCSE Strategic Engagement Manager, you will work alongside the ‘Mental Health System Delivery Board’, part of the ‘Derby and Derbyshire Integrated Care System’ where you will be influential in the process of developing strategic partnership approaches that will better enable VCSE groups to make the most of their contribution through commissioning. Collaborating with commissioners and multidisciplinary partners, you'll pioneer pathways and building upon existing successes and lead a team of 3 delivering existing mental health and wellbeing projects throughout Derbyshire.


Who We're Looking For:

We are seeking someone with a deep understanding of the VCSE sector, senior-level experience, and a comprehensive grasp of the health and social care landscape. Your strength will lay in forging robust partnerships and taking advantage of strategic opportunities for a transformative impact.



This role will be office based at Erewash Voluntary Action in Long Eaton.


Application Deadline:

Applications close on 2nd January at 12 noon. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews and assessments during the week commencing 15th January.


How to Apply:

  • To apply, please submit a CV and a personal statement (not exceeding three sides of A4) addressing the key points outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification to

  • Application pack can be found here

  • When crafting your statement, align your experiences with the person specification and substantiate your claims with examples.


Questions or Queries:

For any informal discussions or inquiries, contact Stella Scott, Chief Executive Officer, at 0115 946 6740 or email

Mental Health Administrator

Erewash Voluntary Action are actively recruiting for an exciting role that will support the Derbyshire Mental Health Forum and the Mental Health Voluntary and Community Sector (VCSE) Strategic Manager.  

This is an opportunity for someone to join our team as the Mental Health Administrator

The role will be to:


  1. Undertake administrative support to the Derbyshire Mental Health Forum

  2. Organise Forum meetings in conjunction with the Mental Health Voluntary and Community (VCSE) Strategic Engagement Manager  

  3. Maintain and develop the membership.

  4. Producing Forum news e bulletins and distributing to relevant parties

  5. Taking minutes for the forum meetings


21 Hours per week to be worked flexibly.

Salary: £14.00 per hour

This is and office based role based in Long Eaton  

Application Pack

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Personal Details Form


Or e-mail for an application pack


CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  9th January 2024  12 noon

INTERVIEW DATE:  Week commencing the 15th January 2024  


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