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IMPACT Facilitator – Wales

We have an amazing opportunity to join our growing team, as an IMPACT Facilitator.

IMPACT (‘Improving Adult Care Together’) is a UK-wide centre for implementing evidence in adult social care, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Health Foundation. IMPACT is an ‘implementation centre’, drawing on knowledge gained from different types of research, the lived experience of people who draw on services and their carers, and the practice knowledge of social care staff.  

As IMPACT moves into its delivery phase, this exciting role has been created to work on our 2023/24 projects, across the UK. The part-time role will play a pivotal part in helping to demonstrate how evidence can be used in adult social care to improve services and lives.

The role will be recruited by one of IMPACT’s five university partners but is located in a host organisation (a local service or social care organisation). Post holders will work with the host organisations as detailed below, and with our Facilitator co-leads – Karen Watchman and Kathryn Mackay – as well as IMPACT’s broader team of operational and strategic colleagues, and Leadership Team.

The vacancy location and topic is:

Caerphilly – the Facilitator will be working with the host organisation, partners and people who draw on mental health services to explore current approaches to community-based support and how these might be developed or adapted to further reduce the number of people admitted to mental health hospitals.

The positions are offered at 0.5/50% FTE for 12 months. While this is a part-time post, with preferred working patterns (between Mon-Fri open to mutual agreement) successful applicants will be expected to attend fortnightly meetings with the broader IMPACT team where possible – these are held on Monday mornings, for one hour.

Find out more about the projects and roles on https://impact.bham.ac.uk/ To apply, you must

  1. Send a CV and cover letter to [email protected], clearly detailing role, project and country you are applying for in the subject of the email. Your cover letter should be no more than two sides of A4, drawing attention to the key skills, values and experiences you would bring to the role, if successful, and the ways in which your CV to date fits with the requirements of the role
  2. Complete our mandatory additional information form. Applicants that do not complete the form will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates invited to online interview will be asked to prepare a short presentation focusing on the role and project they are applying to.

As part of IMPACT’s commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion throughout our practice we are particularly keen to receive applications from people from black and minority ethnic communities, and will be operating the ‘Rooney’ rule*.  We are also keen to receive applications from people who have lived experience of drawing on care and support, are carers or are front-line practitioners, as well as from people who have experience of working with groups whose voices are seldom heard.

We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.

(* at least one person from a black and minority ethnic community background will be shortlisted where they meet the essential criteria for the role)

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