Vacancies

Welcome to the Vacancies section of Yorkshire MESMAC's website. All of our vacancies for staff will be posted here as they arise.

The Welcome Hear Project in Wakefield is seeking to appoint:

Sessional Language Translators (fluent in the following language):

Tigrigna 

The overall aim of is to

  • Increase access to HIV information and Prevention services by translating & interpreting accurately during HIV Awareness workshops or face to face meetings; including HIV tests, for African community members resident at Urban House

 The primary objectives of the post are:

  • To ensure speakers of African languages at Urban house receive accurate HIV Information
  • HIV prevention information through translation of HIV awareness training and interpretation during one to one discussions
  • To interpret information from speaker’s language to the language of the listener on behalf of Yorkshire MESMAC
  • To ensure that the recipients of the information are fully informed to make their decisions about the service
  • To ensure that information is translated in simple language between the originator and the receiver.

Salary:  £14.86 per hour

The sessional work is expected to be up to 8 hours a fortnight. This will comprise of monthly Monday night training translation followed by testing translation from 4pm till 8pm. There will also be monthly drop in appointments on the following Thursday for one to one appointments. 

Application packs can be downloaded here

There is no specific closing date for completed application forms, but the job role could be removed with no notice. Please note that CV’s will not be accepted

Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the specific interview times in due course by email

We are striving to be an equal opportunities employer, and as such we welcome applications from all sections of the community. (Charity no 1040407).

Yorkshire MESMAC is a group of independent community based sexual health and social wellbeing services that are committed to developing and delivering services that are responsive to the needs of our communities.

We expect all our staff and sessional workers to be able to demonstrate the following core competencies.

  • A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice.
  • An ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds in a respectful and empowering way.
  • A strong and full commitment to confidentiality.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team.



We are seeking to appoint a:

Community Development Worker (Families, Women and those dating after divorce or separation) - (22hrs) - Rotherham

The overall aim is to

  • To reduce the incidence of STI infection and poor sexual health during sex between people in Rotherham.
  • To reduce late diagnosis of HIV in Rotherham.

The primary objectives of the post are:

  • To develop expertise in and focus the majority of work on the following target groups: Young People, Families, Women and those Dating After Divorce or Separation (DADS). To maintain and use the skills required to work with all population groups where necessary. 
  • To undertake outreach work, focusing on the following target groups: Young People, Families, Women and DADS groups, areas /events where the above may go - assessing need in relation to the safer sex and sexual health.
  • To carry out outreach work to Public Sex Environments, semi public sex environments and sex on premises venues and other settings; virtual and physical where target group members may meet to have sex or arrange sex and to monitor and evaluate the work at regular intervals.
  • To develop forums, groups and events that meet the needs of Young People, Families, Women and DADS.
  • To offer information and sexual health resources, including condoms and lube in a variety of settings; including over the telephone, face to face and over internet.
  • To deliver appropriate community based sexual health interventions including HIV point of care tests (POCT) and chlamydia tests to the target groups in community settings.
  • To market these services, monitor and evaluate them.
  • To work in partnership, with appropriate agencies, to develop these services further.  

Salary:  NJC Scale 6 starting at £23,398 pro rata for 22 hours per week for a fixed term contract until 31st march 2020 (with the possibility of a 12 month extension)  + 5% workplace pension and membership of Simply Health (on completion of probationary period) – salary is reviewed annually.

Application packs can be downloaded HERE

Closing date is:  5pm on Monday 16th October 2017

Please note that late applications and CV’s will not be accepted

Interviews for the post will be held on 25th October 2017.

We are striving to be an equal opportunities employer, and as such we welcome applications from all sections of the community. (Charity no 1040407).


Yorkshire MESMAC is a group of independent community based sexual health and social wellbeing services that are committed to developing and delivering services that are responsive to the needs of our communities.

We expect all our staff and sessional workers to be able to demonstrate the following core competencies.

  • A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice.
  • An ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds in a respectful and empowering way.
  • A strong and full commitment to confidentiality.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team.

We are seeking to employ a PSE outreach worker to join our current team:

Sessional PSE Outreach Worker - Leeds

This post has a GOR (Genuine Occupational Requirement) which, in this instance, means that the post is only open to applicants who identify as male or as a user of male only spaces including trans men and non binary people

The primary objectives of the post are:

  • To undertake outreach work, covering the following target groups:

Gay and Bisexual men, men who have sex with men, Gay community groups, areas/events where the above may go. This may include some evenings and weekends.

  • To undertake weekly outreach on Wednesday afternoons 3-6pm at Base Sauna and engage men in promoting good sexual health.

Main responsibilities & duties

1.    Through outreach work, to engage with the target group in settings where they are. 

2.    To promote safer sex with men who have sex with men through means compatible with Community Development.

3.    To deliver a programme of outreach work to semi-public sex environments e.g. saunas, sex on premises venues. In particular to staff weekly sessions at BASE sauna.

4.    To complete regular reports and monitoring on work done.

5.    To contribute to reports on the work of the Yorkshire MESMAC project in conjunction with Community Development Workers.

6.    To undertake appropriate training of self as required.

Outreach to the sauna will be undertaken between 3pm-6pm every Wednesday.

Other PSE outreach may be available on an ad hoc basis (although these hours are not guaranteed). This may involve evening or weekend work.

Salary:  £10 per hour 

Application packs can be downloaded HERE
Closing date is: 5pm on Monday 16th October 2017

Interviews will be held on 26th October 2017




We are seeking to appoint the following:

Sessional Community Testing Workers - Rotherham

 The overall aim of is to

  • To reduce the prevalence of HIV/STI infection and poor sexual health within the Rotherham population
  • To reduce late diagnosis of HIV and other STIs in Rotherham.

The primary objectives of the post are:

  • To deliver appropriate community based sexual health interventions including HIV point of care tests (POCT), pregnancy tests and chlamydia-gonorrhoea screening to the target groups in community settings and during our testing drop ins at our Hull base.
  • To offer information and sexual health resources, including condoms and lube
  • To keep accurate and up to date records
  • To market these services, monitor and evaluate them.

Testing sessions primarily take place on afternoons, evenings and weekends and are 4 hours per session, plus up to a further hour of administration time per session. The Rotherham office has drop in testing sessions every Tuesday 10 am to 2 pm, Thursday 3 pm to 7 pm, and the first Saturday of every month. Other testing sessions may be available on an ad hoc basis. Due to the nature of the work there will be a mandatory training period (of approximately up to 5 weeks) where successful candidates will be required to attend at least one testing session per week as part of their training.

Once the testing training has been completed, and a competency assessment for delivering the sexual health screens has taken place and been passed, then the successful candidate will be added to the pool of sessional workers. Sessional Workers will then be given the opportunity to undertake regular testing sessions either weekly or fortnightly, and be required to attend mandatory clinical supervision, meetings and update training periodically. Candidates will need to provide evidence to support Hep B immunity to carry out this role

Salary:  £12.07 per hour 

Application packs can be downloaded HERE

Closing date for applications is: Noon on Monday 23rd October 2017

Please note that late applications and CV's will not be accepted.

Interviews are scheduled for 1st November 2017

We are striving to be an equal opportunities employer, and as such we welcome applications from all sections of the community. (Charity no 1040407).


We are seeking to appoint the following:

Sessional Community Testing Workers - Hull

 The overall aim of is to

  • To reduce the prevalence of HIV/STI infection and poor sexual health within the Hull population
  • To reduce late diagnosis of HIV and other STIs in Hull.

 The primary objectives of the post are:

  • To deliver appropriate community based sexual health interventions including HIV and syphilis point of care tests (POCT), pregnancy tests and chlamydia-gonorrhoea screening to the target groups in community settings and during our testing drop ins at our Hull base.
  • To offer information and sexual health resources, including condoms and lube
  • To keep accurate and up to date records
  • To market these services, monitor and evaluate them.

Testing sessions primarily take place on afternoons, evenings and weekends and are 3 hours per session, plus a further 1 hour of administration time per session. The Hull office has drop in testing sessions every Tuesday 10 am to 1pm, Wednesday 1pm to 4pm and Thursday 4pm to 7pm. Other testing sessions may be available on an ad hoc basis. Due to the nature of the work there will be a mandatory training period (of approximately up to 5 weeks) where successful candidates will be required to attend at least one testing session per week as part of their training.

Once the testing training has been completed, and a competency assessment for delivering the sexual health screens has taken place and been passed, then the successful candidate will be added to the pool of sessional workers. Sessional Workers will then be given the opportunity to undertake regular testing sessions either weekly or fortnightly, and be required to attend mandatory clinical supervision, meetings and update training periodically. Candidates will need to provide evidence to support Hep B immunity to carry out this role

Salary:  £12.07 per hour 

Application packs can be downloaded HERE

Closing date for applications is Noon on Monday 23rd October 2017

Please note that late applications and CV's will not be accepted.

Interviews are scheduled for 2nd November 2017

We are striving to be an equal opportunities employer, and as such we welcome applications from all sections of the community. (Charity no 1040407).



We are a Disability Confident Employer: 

As a Disability Confident Employer we:

• Have undertaken and successfully completed the Disability Confident
self-assessment
• Are taking all of the core actions to be a Disability Confident employer
• Are offering at least one activity to get the right people for our business and at least one activity to keep and develop our people. 



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