Job Title: Community Navigator (Place-Based, Lozells West)
Salary: SCP 32 to SCP 34 (£28203 TO £29854) pro rata
Responsible to: Director of BVSC Research
Location: BVSC, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DR
Hours of Work: 28 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term contract to end of July 2022

We welcome applications from those who wish to undertake the role as a secondment from their existing place of work. Please seek agreement from your line manager before submitting an application.

Are you a strong communicator who is passionate about violence reduction and prevention? Do you have experience of working with communities in either the statutory or voluntary sector? Would you like to be part of an exciting, innovative approach to tackling youth violence within the Lozells area of Birmingham?

BVSC have been selected as the Community Research and Co-Design Partner for the Neighbourhood Fund in Birmingham. Established by the Youth Endowment Fund, the Neighbourhood Fund adopts a placed-based approach to tackling youth violence. It seeks to test different models and approaches to community engagement to better understand how, where and why it supports improved outcomes for children at risk of becoming involved in violence.

BVSC are seeking a Community Navigator to support this activity within ‘Lozells West’ area of Birmingham. Working alongside our partners, the University of Wolverhampton, University of Birmingham and Aspire4U, the Community Navigator will support communities to identify key issues that are causing violence and help them to identify solutions. The post holder will demonstrably respond to the communities’ concerns and provide an interface with statutory agencies, strengthening the relationship between community and existing partnership structures. The post-holder will work closely with the West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit, contributing to existing efforts to tackle violence across the City.

We are seeking someone who has a knowledge of Lozells and understands the systems and providers operating in the locality. You will be skilled at building authentic, effective relationships with communities and developing long-lasting strategic partnerships with a variety of service providers. You will also be adept at problem solving, able to work independently and as part of a team operating within a multi-agency context.

BVSC is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of diversity and human rights, and a commitment to the values which sit at the heart of all BVSC activity:

Commitment - Supporting positive change through passion, innovation and social action.

Collaboration - Connecting individuals and organisations to work together to improve people’s lives.

Inclusion - Empowering everyone to get involved in creating a fair and equitable Birmingham.

Integrity - Building trust through transparently working in the interests of our sector and our citizens.

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For more information about BVSC visit: https://www.bvsc.org/

We very much welcome informal enquiries to discuss the post in more detail, please contact: Sophie Wilson Email: [email protected]  Mobile: 07765 867869

The closing date for applications is Thursday 7th October 2021 Interviews will take place the week commencing 18th October 2021.