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 are seeking to appoint the following:  2 x Community Development Workers – Queer Stories Project

The overall aim is:

  • To research, collect and preserve untold LGBTQ+ social histories
  • To encourage a range of audiences to appreciate and learn more about the LGBTQ+ heritage of West Yorkshire.

The primary objectives are:

  • To use Community Development methods to ensure the involvement of LGBTQ+ people in all aspects of the project including those from marginalised communities.
  • To recruit, train and support contributors and volunteers to collect Oral History Testimonies and historical objects from LGBTQ+ people across West Yorkshire.
  • To work with others to discover and preserve LGBTQ+ heritage and provide content for inclusion in the Resource Pack, the film and the timeline.
  • To moderate contributions from visitors and create new materials for the website and social media channels.
  • To work with others to develop, plan and deliver training courses, workshops, talks, events and activities.
  • To co-ordinate one of the Core Curatorial Projects and to contribute to the curatorial discussions and research involving volunteers, colleagues, partners and the public.
  • To support and help co-ordinate the work of the filmmaker, students on placement, other partners and the work of the media artist and volunteers in the production of digistories.
  • To support the wellbeing and learning of everyone participating in the project including volunteers, contributors and audiences and to ensure that high ethical standards are maintained.

Salary:  NJC  scale 6 (points 26- 28)  starting at £23,398 per annum for 37 hours per week for a fixed term contract until April 2020 + 5% workplace pension and membership of Simply Health (on completion of probationary period). Salary is reviewed annually. The base for this job will be in our West Yorkshire offices (Leeds, Bradford & Wakefield).

Further information on this role such as background information, a full job description and person specification can be found in our application pack.

Application packs can be downloaded HERE

Closing date is:   Noon on Monday 26th February 2018

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

Interviews will be on the 8th March 2018.

We are seeking to appoint a: Training & Communications Coordinator

 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) based at the Bradford office  + 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 Wednesday 28th February 2018

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

Interviews for the post will be held on Monday 12th March 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 the following:  

Sessional Community Testing Worker (Sholay Love Project) – Leeds/Bradford

The primary objective is:

  • To deliver community based sexual health interventions, including HIV point of care tests (POCT) to the target groups:
    • South Asian Men who have sex with men

Main responsibilities and Duties: (this list is not exhaustive - please see the application pack for full list)

  • Staff and deliver arranged community testing sessions at the times and locations which meet the demand of South Asian MSM; regularly including weekends and evenings.   
  • To provide relevant, accurate and accessible information to South Asian MSM allowing them to make informed choices about their sexual health. Where possible using languages spoken by South Asian MSM.
  • Distributing Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea pee in a pot tests and where part of clinical governance to take Pharyngeal swabs for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea and supervise service user self taken swabs for Rectal Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.  
  • To work positively with community groups, venues and stakeholders to facilitate continued service delivery for South Asian MSM.
  • To distribute appropriate health campaign materials organised by the project and other agencies: local, national and international. Including specific Sholay Love project materials. 
  • To be trained in, signed off and adhere to all appropriate clinical governance, policies and protocols.

Salary:  £12.07 per hour

Testing sessions can take place in a morning, afternoon or evening and occasionally weekends. They are usually 4 hours per session, plus up to a further 1 hour of administration time per session (although can be shorter).

Due to the nature of the work there will be a mandatory training period (of approximately 5 weeks) when 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 then be given the opportunity to undertake regular testing sessions and  will 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.

Below is a schedule of the drop in testing sessions at the Leeds and Bradford offices: Other testing sessions will be developed to meet the needs of Sholay Love project beneficiaries.  


Every Tuesday 5pm to 8pm

Every Thursday 6pm to 8pm

1st Saturday of the month 12pm to 3pm


1st Tuesday of the month 4pm to 7pm

3rd Saturday of the month 12pm to 3pm

Additional Outreach Testing Sessions in Bradford

Bradford University – 1st Wednesday of the month 1pm to 3pm

Lindums Sauna – 1st Friday of the month 1pm to 3pm

BIASAN (immigration drop in) – Every Thursday 3pm to 7pm

Keighley Health Centre – 1st Friday of month 3pm to 5pm

Bradford College – 1st Tuesday of month 11.30am to 1.30pm

Application packs can be downloaded HERE

Closing date is: Noon on Tuesday 13th March 2018.

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

Interviews will be held on Thursday 22nd March 2018.

We are a Disability Confident Employer: 

As a Disability Confident Employer we:

• Have undertaken and successfully completed the Disability Confident
• 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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