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September 2020

BUS - Building Up Stronger

BUS (Building Up Stronger) is a new project we will be launching In October 2020 that will support to people to re-engage with their community following lockdown, whilst building up their skills and resilience to adapt to any potential future lockdown that may materialise.

Funded by the National Lottery and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport for a period of 6 months, BUS will provide support in the following Liverpool wards: Princes Park, Riverside, Central, Kirkdale, Everton, Kensington & Fairfield, Picton, Anfield and Norris Green.

A place focused, proof of concept, offering a new service in the 6 inner-city wards of Liverpool, BUS will bring forward a new, scalable service model fit for the post Covid 19 environment.

By focusing on individuals’ lived experience of the Covid 19 pandemic, BUS will offer sustainable, effective interventions to promote and protect people’s well-being, in both the short and longer-term. It will do this by maximising their access to non-clinical VCSE services.

We will be supporting people whose mental health has been affected by Covid-19 to gain the confidence and skills to safely emerge from lockdown in a way that builds up resilience to any future lockdown that we may have to return to. BUS will support people to access social, training, education opportunities in the community – and we will support with learning/enhancing digital skills to enable people to be able connect and remain connected with their families, friends and wider community networks.

We are currently recruiting to fill 4 new vacancies for this exciting new project - see below for further information including how to apply. In the meantime - watch this space - we'll keep you updated on all things BUS!

 

All posts are 6 month positions; an enhanced DBS will be required for these posts.

Closing date for completed application forms: 5pm Tuesday 15 September 2020. You must be able to commence in post Monday 05 October 2020

Employment Application Form for All Posts

 

BUS Project Facilitator

Hours and Salary: 37.5hrs per week at £25,000p.a. equivalent - 6 months position

Based in: Home working and in Liverpool

Current Scheduled Interview Date: Monday 21 September 2020

As a BUS Project Facilitator (BPS), you will provide high quality support to people currently using Imagine’s services in Liverpool, so that they emerge from the Covid 19 pandemic with their wellbeing maximised. Building on their existing assets for health, you will support colleagues from Imagine to work with each individual to develop and/or improve their social and other networks, so that they recover more quickly from any impacts of the recent lockdown and the socio-economic dislocation that the pandemic has created. Helping Imagine’s support workers, you will ensure that individuals referred to BUS have a bespoke, time limited ‘BUS’ plan. This will be co-created with each person to support their recovery; enable them to be more prepared for any future lockdowns; develop and/or maintain their educational/vocational skills; and enable them to use digital platforms to access goods/services/maintain their social links. You will help your colleagues to engage in these processes using a digital platform to record and monitor/evaluate the outcomes achieved for each person.

BUS Project Facilitator Job Description/Person Specification

 

Community Project Facilitator

Hours and Salary: 37.5hrs per week at £25,000p.a. equivalent - 6 months position

Based in: Home working and in Liverpool

Current Scheduled Interview Date: Monday 21 September 2020

As a Community Project Facilitator (CPS), you will provide high quality support to people struggling with their mental health, so that they emerge from the Covid 19 pandemic with their wellbeing maximised. Building on their existing assets for health, you will support each individual to develop and/or improve their social and other networks, so that they recover more quickly from any impacts of the recent lockdown and the socio-economic dislocation that the pandemic has created. Working with individuals referred to BUS, a bespoke, time limited plan will be co-created with each person to support their recovery; enable them to be more prepared for any future lockdowns; develop and/or maintain their educational/vocational skills; and enable them to use digital platforms to access goods/services/maintain their social links.

Vital to the sustainability and long-term success of the project will be the recruitment of a cohort of local people to act as volunteer community navigators. You will help to recruit, train and deploy these individuals.

Community Project Facilitator Job Description/Person Specification

 

Project Manager

Hours; Salary: 18.75 per week; £30,906p.a. pro rata - 6 months position

Based in: Home working and office based in Liverpool

Current Scheduled Interview Date: Friday 18 September 2020

As the Project Manager (PM) you will oversee the successful delivery of this pilot project, which will support people struggling with their mental health so that they emerge from the Covid 19 pandemic with their wellbeing maximised. This role will require strong organisational, communication and high-level digital skills.You will oversee the delivery of the project implementation plan; manage the ‘BUS’ team to achieve the outcomes of the project; promote the project to a range of partners and stakeholders across the city; develop links with other VCSE organisations; oversee the effective monitoring and evaluation of the project; and help identify and bid for funding to continue/scale up the project.

A confident communicator, you will help ensure that the ‘BUS’ project becomes known for its cutting edge, innovative approach to third sector support for the promotion of mental health and wellbeing. You will attend and report to any appropriate Steering Committee meetings about the progress of the project.

BUS Project Manager Job Description/Person Specification

 

Project Support Officer

Hours; Salary: 25hrs per week; £21,500p.a. equivalent pro rata - 6 months position

Based in: Office based in Liverpool

Current Scheduled Interview Date: Friday 18 September 2020

As the Project Support Officer (PSO) you will be key to the successful delivery of this pilot project, which will support people struggling with their mental health so that they emerge from the Covid 19 pandemic with their wellbeing maximised. This will be a fast-paced job - strong organisational, communication and high-level digital skills are vital. You will have experience of working at a high level in an administration role, with knowledge and experience of using data to support the monitoring and evaluation of similar community work. Adept at using the Microsoft Office suite, you will also be capable of scheduling meetings, supporting committees and helping the team to keep the project on track.

A confident communicator, you will help to promote the project using a range of tools, including social media.

Project Support Officer Job Description/Person Specification

 

 

 

 

 

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