Young Black Men’s Engagement Worker – Film 42

A partnership between 42nd Street, Theatre In Prisons and Probation (TIPP), Survivors Manchester and Youth Access, Film 42 is a Comic Relief funded project to work with young black men aged 16-20 years. The project will support them to campaign for the improvement and increased take up of mental health and wellbeing support for their peers.

The post holder will work closely with a film maker to engage young black men in driving forward two campaigns: one to engage more young black men in accessing support for the mental health and wellbeing, the other to train and influence decision makers and service providers to design and deliver better support and better services for young black men.

The campaigns will explore and promote the findings in a report already written by young black men from 42nd Street called “Perceptions” and will engage authentically and meaningfully in young black culture in the spaces they occupy, building relationships with relevant groups and communities. From this process the partnership will be able to start to catalogue the real assets and issues that these young people experience and build a better understanding and evidence base to inform the films and campaigns. The partnership will also recruit young people as core film makers from these communities. The project will be externally evaluated through national organisation Youth Access.

Please note that this post is subject to a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) under the Equalities Act 2010. The post holder should identify as being of Black heritage. This is in recognition of the belief that access to positive black role models will play an essential role in the delivery of this community based project with young black men.

Interview dates: Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 November 2018

Salary: Pay scale NJC Pts. 26 – 31 (£23,866 to £28,221) pro rata
Hours: 15 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term ending 31 March 2021
Location of work: Office base in Manchester and community based work in localities across Greater Manchester

Deadline: 10am on Monday 5 November 2018

For an application pack:
• Please send a 90p sae to 42nd Street, The Space, 87-91 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, M4 5AG.
• Or, email: theteam@42ndstreet.org.uk putting ‘recruitment’ in the subject box, stating the job for which you wish to apply
• Or, download the application pack from: http://42ndstreet.org.uk/about-us/work-with-us/

If you require an application pack in a particular format, contact 0161 228 7321. Emailed applications are welcome.

If you wish to discuss the role, contact Simone Spray on 0161 228 7321.

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