Vacancies

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

We are seeking to appoint the following:

Time to Shine Community Development Worker – Older LGBT+ Adults (16 hours per week)

 The overall aim is:

  • To decrease social isolation experienced by Older LGBT+ Adults in Leeds as part of the Big Lottery funded Time to Shine programme
  • To involve Older LGBT+ Adults at every level of the services that serve them

The primary objectives are:

  • To develop and support a steering group of Older LGBT+ Adults to oversee the project, evaluate and where appropriate deliver aspects of it. 
  • To develop and deliver a programme of training for Older people’s service providers
  • To increase social opportunities for socially isolated Older LGBT+ Adults (groups/events)
  • To recruit, train and support project volunteers, including Older LGBT+ Adults, to roles including:
    • Community speakers
    • Steering group member
    • Group facilitator
    • Buddy
  • To undertake outreach work, to reach Older LGBT+ Adults, community groups, areas & events where they meet. 
  • To develop forums, groups and events that meet the needs of Older LGBT+ Adults

Salary:  NJC points 26 at £23,398 pro rata for 16 hours per week for a fixed term contract until 31st March 2021 + 5% workplace pension and membership of Simply Health (on completion of probationary period). This is subject to confirmation of funding. Salary is reviewed annually.

For more information on the role and the main responsibilities and duties please download an application pack.

Application packs can be downloaded HERE
Closing Date: Noon on Monday 8th January 2018

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

Interviews will be held on Thursday 18th January 2018.

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 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.
  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team.

We are seeking to appoint a: Digital Engagement Worker – Bradford (14hrs)

The overall aim is to

  • To utilise digital media and platforms, to reduce the incidence of HIV, STIs and risky sexual behaviour in Bradford. To ensure that people in Bradford have access to high quality appropriate, accessible information and effective signposting online.

The primary objectives of the post are:

  • To offer design and graphics support to staff developing printed resources and ambient media.
  • To ensure that service users have access to accurate information about the range of local sexual health, mental health and wellbeing services available.

Tasks and responsibilities

This is not the full list – please refer to the application pack which contains more information

  1. To ensure digital content is comprehensive, current and accurate. 
  2. To make appropriate and timely updates to the Yorkshire MESMAC Website
  3. To increase community reach on a variety of platforms e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Bareback RT, African Singles and Adult Works.
  4. To train staff and volunteers to use digital platforms in their health promotion activity.
  5. To work with staff and partner agencies to develop online sexual health ‘self-assessment tools.’
  6. To take the lead in developing the ‘graphic personality’ of Yorkshire MESMAC resources.
  7. To liaise with web designers to ensure that Yorkshire MESMAC website remains current.

Salary:  NJC Scale 26 - 28 starting at £23,398 pro rata for 14 hours per week for a 2 year fixed term contract (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: Noon on Tuesday 9th January 2018

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

Interviews for the post will be held on Friday 19th January 2018

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 a: Training & Comms Co-ordinator

The overall aim is to

  • To build, develop and deliver a training programme that meets the contractual obligations of Yorkshire MESMAC and that generates income.
  • To take the lead in developing and delivering Yorkshire MESMAC’s Communication Plans.

The principle objectives of the post are:

  • The plan is for this post to generate (either through grants or paid attendees) 25-35% of its costs in year one and 65-75% in year 2. By the beginning of year 3 we expect the post to be self-sufficient and contributing to Yorkshire MESMAC’s services

Tasks and responsibilities

This is not the full list – please refer to the application pack which contains more information

  1. To work with local and specialist Yorkshire MESMAC staff and external stakeholders to identify training needs.
  2. To develop an annual training programme for Yorkshire MESMAC.
  3. Lead on the design, development and production of training materials, documents and manuals to ensure consistency and quality of content and delivery.
  4. To develop and maintain monitoring and evaluating systems for all training delivered by Yorkshire MESMAC.
  5. Work with the Senior Management Team to identify opportunities for partnerships and strategic alliances.
  6. To write funding bids, in conjunction with other staff to support the growth of Yorkshire MESMAC training programmes.
  7. To ensure that all Yorkshire MESMAC training programmes are effectively marketed.
  8. To be the first point of contact for all media enquires
  9. To assist in the writing of press releases and content for publications/website etc.
  10. To maintain a database of relevant media contacts.
  11. To take the lead on producing Yorkshire MESMAC’s annual report
  12. Act as an ambassador for and represent Yorkshire MESMAC at external functions, giving talks and presentations to inform and inspire stakeholders.

Salary:  NJC Scale SO1/2 (29-31) starting at £25,951 for 37 hours per week for a 18 month fixed term contract (this may be extended if the post is successful – see principle objective) + 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: Noon on Friday 12th January 2018

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

Interviews for the post will be held on Tuesday 23rd January 2018

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 a: User Skills & Participation Development Worker – Bradford (21 hrs)

The overall aim is to

  • To improve sexual health of populations most at risk of HIV and poor sexual health across Bradford through voluntary action.
  • To increase employability skills and independence in users of Bradford services. 

The primary objectives of the post are:

  • To inspire, develop and deliver voluntary action across the Bradford District in particular;

o   Social media and online outreach

o   Group co-facilitation and support

o   Community based STI and contraception testing outreach 

o   Outreach to health promotion events

o   Positive speakers and positive peer mentors

  • To ensure that Yorkshire MESMAC Bradford services have in place the systems and infra-structure to support people to become volunteers including recruitment, training, personal development, supervision, reward and recognition.
  • To develop and deliver a training programme for people from target populations enabling them to become community leaders, facilitating their own groups and delivering self directed voluntary action.

Tasks and responsibilities

This is not the full list – please refer to the application pack which contains more information

  • To work with other members of staff and volunteers to identify and develop appropriate volunteering and voluntary action opportunities within Bradford services
  • To work with partner organisations to support community groups who experience public health inequalities.  
  • To recruit and train teams of volunteers to meet the needs of the organisation and its service users.
  • To identify, train, co-ordinate and supervise a team of ‘Positive Speakers and positive peer mentors’ and ‘Social media and online outreach Volunteers’ recruited from the service users.
  • To facilitate the establishment and maintenance of groups/forums that allow volunteers and community leaders to reflect on common concerns and take action to meet these.
  • To work with other staff members identifying areas of public health inequality to develop, deliver and support to independence community groups meeting these needs.
  • To take the lead and be responsible for the production of regular reports on voluntary action within The Bradford Services.

Salary:  NJC Scale 26 - 28 starting at £23,398 pro rata for 21 hours per week for a fixed term contract until May 2020 (with the possibility of a further 2 year 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: Noon on Monday 15th January 2018

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

Interviews for the post will be held on Thursday 25th January 2018.


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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