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:  Community Development Worker HIV Prevention, Support & skills development – Bradford (maternity cover)

Overall Aim:

  • To reduce the incidence of onward transmission of HIV in Bradford.
  • To establish local community initiatives with People living with HIV, which explore needs in relation to social support and service provision and work towards meeting these needs.
  • 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. 

Prime Objectives:

  • To work with Most At Risk Populations (MARPs) for HIV including Men who have Sex with Men, African communities and People Living With or Affected by HIV (PLWH) to improve access to advice, information and guidance around HIV Prevention and Support needs.
  • To develop and support grassroots community forums, educative and peer support groups and events for PLWH and MARPs.
  • To deliver appropriate community based sexual health interventions including HIV point of care tests (POCT) to the target groups in community settings. To market these services and monitor and evaluate them. To work in partnership with appropriate agencies to develop these services further. 
  • To deliver support and self-management interventions to People Living with HIV.
  • To inspire, develop and deliver voluntary action across the Bradford District in particular;
  • 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.

For main responsibilities & please refer to the application pack for more details

Salary:  NJC scale 5 (points 19 - 22) starting at £24,799 pro rata per annum for 21 hours per week. This is a 12 month fixed contract to provide maternity cover. There is a 5% workplace pension and membership of Simply Health (on completion of probationary period). Salary is reviewed annually. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS with barred lists check.

Application packs can be downloaded here
Closing date is:   Noon on Wednesday 15th May 2019

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

Interviews will be on 28th May 2019.

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:  Community Development Worker (MSM) – Hull

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.

Overall Aim:
  • To reduce the incidence of STI infection and poor sexual health during sex between people in Hull.
  • To reduce late diagnosis of HIV in Hull.
Prime Objectives:
  • To develop expertise in and focus the majority of work on the following target group: Gay and Bisexual men and men who have sex with men. 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: Gay and Bisexual community 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. This work will involve the requirement to access men in male only environments such as public toilets and male only saunas.
  • To develop forums, groups and events that meet the needs of Gay men, Bisexual men and men who have sex with men.
  • 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. 

Main Responsibilities & Duties (list not exhaustive – please refer to the application pack for more details)

  1. To provide relevant, accurate and accessible information focusing on the needs of Gay men, Bisexual men and men who have sex with men allowing them to make informed choices about their sexual health.
  2. To develop a programme of outreach work, in conjunction with Yorkshire MESMAC Community Development Workers, Sessional Outreach Workers and the Hull & East Yorkshire Operations Manager.

Salary:  NJC scale 5 (points 19 - 22) starting at £24,799  per annum for 37 hours per week. Contract is fixed term until 31st March 2021 (with the possibility of a 2 year extension). There is a 5% workplace pension and membership of Simply Health (on completion of probationary period). Salary is reviewed annually. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS with barred lists check.

Application packs can be here 
Closing date is:   Noon on Tuesday 7th May 2019

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

Interviews will be on either the 22nd May or 23rd May 2019.

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:  Digital Engagement Worker - Hull

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

Main Responsibilities & Duties (list not exhaustive – please refer to the application pack for more details)

  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 other local providers to ensure effective signposting to and from partner agencies.
  6. To work with staff and partner agencies to develop online sexual health ‘self-assessment tools.’
  7. To take the lead in developing the video content of Yorkshire MESMAC resources.
  8. To liaise with web designers to ensure that Yorkshire MESMAC website remains current.
  9. To develop, maintain and use systems for monitoring digital engagement work.
  10. To produce regular reports on digital engagement activity.

Salary:  NJC scale 5 (points 19 - 22)  starting at £24,799  pro rata per annum  for 18.5 hours per week. Contract is fixed term until 31st March 2021 (with the possibility of a 2 year extension). There is a 5% workplace pension and membership of Simply Health (on completion of probationary period). Salary is reviewed annually. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS with barred lists check.

Application packs can be downloaded here
Closing date is: Noon on Tuesday 7th May 2019

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

Interviews will be on either 22nd May or 23rd May 2019.

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:  Education Development Coordinator – Hull (18.5 hours)

Overall Aim:
  • Teachers report they feel equipped and supported to provide adequate and appropriate RSE to their pupils.
Prime Objectives:
  • Schools have the information and skills needed to deliver a comprehensive programme of RSE, providing accurate information about the body, reproduction, sex and sexual health.
  • To manage and supervise a project team (up to 5 full time equivalent staff), placements/students and volunteers
  • Pupils have the essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitative relations, staying safe both on and off line.

Main Responsibilities & Duties (list not exhaustive – please refer to the application pack for more details)

  • To coordinate the delivery of Yorkshire MESMAC’s RSE strategy in Hull including its Peer Mentoring service & responsible for the management and supervision of the Youth Activation Workers, Training Development Worker and Volunteer Development Worker. 
  • To liaise with and work with clinical service providers to develop joint pieces of work
  • To ensure that Yorkshire MESMAC's commitment to equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice is reflected in all aspects of work and service delivery.
  • To identify and engage with schools in Hull to support their delivery of RSE
  • To engage senior leadership teams at identified schools and agree timescales and development plans
  • To deliver training and support to schools; both teaching and non-teaching staff
  • To create and disseminate an RSE training and resource package to Hull schools which embodies the ‘12 Principals of Effective RSE’
  • To identify, train and support young people as co-facilitators and peer mentors for training delivery.
  • To assist schools in developing policies, processes and practices that foster gender equality and LGBT equality and challenge discrimination
  • To attend meetings, as appropriate, of the Yorkshire MESMAC Board of Trustees and working groups.

Salary:  NJC scale 6 (points 23 - 25) starting at £26,999 pro rata  per annum for 18.5 hours per week. Contract is fixed term until 31st March 2021 (with the possibility of a 2 year extension). There is a 5% workplace pension and membership of Simply Health (on completion of probationary period). Salary is reviewed annually. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS with barred lists check.

Application packs can be downloaded here
Closing date is: Noon on Tuesday 7th May 2019

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

Interviews will be on either 22nd May or 23rd May 2019.

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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