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Could you be one of our new engagement leads?

Connecting with the community and committed to making a difference

WE ARE RECRUITING

3 x Parent and Community Engagement  Leads (PCEL)

Royal Berkshire Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership is recruiting for three Parent and Community Engagement Leads to work with our core team to gather feedback and input into key projects to improve maternity services.

All roles are offered on a self-employed basis with hours mostly flexible across five days. Remuneration is £15/hour plus all necessary out of pocket expenses.

 

The successful candidates will be able to work on their own initiative, have good communication skills and have personal experience of having used maternity services. They will be proactive and eager to understand the current challenges.

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Parent and Community Engagement Leads

Our Parent and Community Engagement Leads will be a key link between us and our communities. These roles will be vital in developing strong relationships within the community, continuing the great start made by our Equity Lead during their contract. 

Successful candidates will be confident reaching out to local community groups, faith centres and family-based organisations and arranging feedback sessions. Alongside the core team you will gather feedback and be responsible for reporting this back to the wider MVP at our bi-monthly meetings (every other month). 

We are keen for our PCELs to be integrated with both the community and the MNVP advocates within the RBH so we will be asking our PCELs to choose an area of interest and sit on steering groups for that work, offering your service user voice and representing the communities, parents and families you hear from.

What will you be doing?
  • Reach out to community groups to develop relationships

  • Arrange and attend 1 x feedback session a month

  • Report back feedback (currently virtually on Teams) with a written report

  • Attend 1 x steering group a month including any necessary reading or preparation

  • Arrange and hold community events to build relationships and develop trust

  • Handle any and all emails relevant to the role, with support from the Chair and Vice Chair where necessary

 
What makes this the role for me?
  • Opportunity to make a difference 

  • Flexible, part-time work - mostly from home, enabling you to manage your work-life balance

  • Active listening and feedback gathering training provided

  • Be part of listening AND part of the solution

  • Opportunities to develop professionally and attend training and conferences where applicable

  • 2 days (15 hours) a month paid at £15 per hour

  • Reasonable out of pocket expenses (including childcare when needed)

Could this be the role for you?

To apply, email your CV and a letter of application, telling us why you think the role is for you and what skills you'd bring, to royalberkshiremvp@gmail.com

We want to increase the diversity of the MVP and ensure we are representative of the community we advocate for. We particularly welcome applications from people of the global majority, LGBTQIA+ people, neurodivergent people and disabled people. We will use positive action under the Equality Act 2010 to appoint from these under-represented groups if two candidates are equally qualified.

 
If you would like to have an informal chat about the role, email us to arrange. Suitable applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis so apply as soon as possible. If you need time to prepare your application, please let us know so we can ensure you have the opportunity to be considered.

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