Vacancies

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

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 the following:

Sessional Community Testing Worker – Hull (2 positions available)

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.

Salary £12.07 per hour

Testing sessions can take place in a morning, afternoon or evening and occasionally weekends. They are 3 hours per session, plus a further 1 hour of administration time per session. 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 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.

Application packs can be downloaded here

Closing date is : Noon on Tuesday 28th March 2017 - please note that late applications and CV's will not be accepted

Interviews will be held Friday 7 April 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 seeking to employ more PSE outreach workers to join our current team:

Sessional PSE Outreach Workers - Leeds

This post has a GOR (Genuine Occupational Requirement) which, in this instance, means that the post is only open to male applicants.

 The overall aim of is to

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

 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 will include some evenings and weekends.
  • To promote safer sex with men who have sex with men through means compatible with Community Development.
  • To deliver a programme of outreach work to public sex environments e.g.  toilets, parks, cruising sites and semi-public sex environments e.g. saunas, sex on premises venues. In particular to staff weekly sessions at BASE sauna.
  • To complete regular reports and monitoring on work done.
  • To contribute to reports on the work of the Yorkshire MESMAC project in conjunction with Community Development Workers.
  • To undertake appropriate training of self as required.
  • To undertake regular supervision.
  • To work within Yorkshire MESMAC’s Equal Opportunities ethos.

Outreach to public sex environments is conducted mainly in the afternoons once a week and in the weekends once a month. Sessions usually last 4 hrs and are flexible to meet the needs of MSM using the sites and based on weather.  

Outreach to the sauna will usually be undertaken between 12pm-3pm or3pm-6pm once a week.  (Usually on a Wednesday). 

Salary:  £10 per hour 

Application packs can be downloaded HERE

Closing Date is Noon on Friday 31st March 2017

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

Interviews will be held 6th April 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).





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