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An Exciting Opportunity to Make a Difference!

Are you ready for a rewarding challenge that allows you to positively impact people's lives? Join the dynamic team at Erewash Voluntary Action (EVA) as the Mental Health Policy and Engagement Officer.

About Erewash Voluntary Action (EVA):

EVA leads and supports the voluntary and community sector in Erewash, extending its reach to cover Southern Derbyshire and Derby City. Our organisation delivers vital services, including support for the voluntary sector, capacity-building programmes, and impactful initiatives such as the Derbyshire Mental Health Forum, shopping assistance, volunteering, and Social Prescribing. With a large centre that we own, we provide rental spaces to community organisations. EVA is proud to have 23 dedicated staff members and 165 registered volunteers.


Your Unique Role:

Are you passionate about ensuring that voluntary and community groups play pivotal roles in health and social care planning and delivery? Do you want to collaborate with commissioners and partners to innovate and build on best practices? The Derby and Derbyshire Integrated Care System is forging ahead in developing a comprehensive health and social care plan. As part of this system, the Mental Health System Delivery Board is eager to enhance engagement with various VCSE groups in planning, designing, delivering, and evaluating services. This role is pivotal in developing strategic partnership approaches, empowering VCSE groups to maximise their impact through commissioning.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Awareness of the VCSE sector.

  • Experience working at a senior level.

  • Understanding of the health and social care context.

  • Strong partnership skills with the ability to identify and seize strategic opportunities.



Based at Erewash Voluntary Action in Long Eaton.

If you are ready to make a meaningful contribution and play a key role in shaping the future of health and social care, apply now! Join Erewash Voluntary Action and be part of a team that is dedicated to making a positive impact on communities.

Closing date for applications: 22nd May 2024 - 12 noon.

We will invite a shortlist of candidates to participate in an interview and assessment process on 30th May.


How To apply:


For an informal discussion call Stella Scott Chief Executive Officer, 0115 946 6740

Or email

Join Our Team:

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness Project Officer


Location: Erewash, Derbyshire

Hours: 30 hours per week (to include some weekend and evening work)

Salary: £23,400 (actual)

Contract Length: Until May 2025 (with possible extension subject to funding review)

Application Deadline: 30th May 2024, 12 noon

Interview Date: 5th June 2024


Erewash Voluntary Action (EVA) is at the forefront of promoting mental health and suicide prevention awareness across Derby and Derbyshire. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness Project Officer to join our team. This role is crucial in empowering sports organisations and workplaces to foster environments that prioritise mental health and suicide prevention.


What You Will Do:

Develop and implement comprehensive publicity materials and action plans tailored to sports clubs, gyms, and identified workplaces.

Facilitate access to training and support networks, enhancing mental health awareness and suicide prevention efforts. This includes running a network for Mental Health First Aiders, ensuring they are supported and effectively integrated into our partner organisations.

Engage with sports governing bodies, partner organisations, and community groups to promote mental health policies and practices.

Monitor and evaluate the project's success, ensuring alignment with Public Health recommendations and commitment to national mental health charters.


Who We Are Looking For:

A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to promoting good mental health.

An adept learner who is computer literate, able to work independently, and possesses a positive approach to problem-solving.

A candidate with experience in using social media, organising sport and physical activities, and successful partnership working.

Someone with a good understanding of the importance of mental health, equality, diversity, and the voluntary sector.


Why Join Us?

Be part of a dedicated team working to make a real difference in the community.

Opportunity for professional growth and development in a supportive environment.

Work in a role that offers flexibility, including the ability to work outside of traditional office hours.


How To Apply:

Interested candidates should complete the below application form and return it, marked "Private and Confidential," to Stella Scott. Please ensure your application demonstrates how you meet the person specification criteria, providing examples where possible.

Erewash Voluntary Action is committed to equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

All post's require a Disclosure and Barring Service check

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