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Community Engagement Officer

Employer: University of the Arts London
Location: Hybrid – UAL High Holborn/Home
Salary: £38,359 - £47,109 per annum (pro rata)
Contract: Part time
Hours: Part time

Job description

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Abundance project as a Community Engagement Officer.  The Abundance Project: Enhancing Cultural and Green Inclusion in Social Prescribing in Southwest London to Address Ethnic Inequalities in Mental Health is an AHRC funded project led by University of the Arts London and co-led by Kingston University.

Black, ethnic minority and refugee communities who live in poorer Southwest London boroughs and other cities across the UK are at the greatest risk of poor mental health, yet are least likely to engage with cultural and green community assets or social prescribing. The Abundance project is a 3-year research project that aims to develop ways for these communities to engage with assets such as galleries, museums, natural spaces and community groups and benefit from them. The project aims to empower Black, minority ethnic and refugee communities by taking a community-led approach to engaging assets within health systems and creating opportunities to reduce mental health inequalities.

In your role as Community Engagement Officer you will:
•    Support the coordination and delivery of Community Engagement activities with Community Research Hubs, their users and other stakeholders.  
•    Support the recruitment of Community Voice Champions and community users who will contribute to the Abundance project research. 
•    Support the delivery of a broad programme of Community Engagement activities. 
•    Support activities required for testing the community-led model(s) of social prescribing that will result from the Abundance project. 
•    Support the collection of data and documentation to communicate the value and impacts of the Abundance project. 

About you

You will be an integral part of an enthusiastic and dynamic team of academic and community researchers, who are highly motivated about successfully delivering an impactful project that aims to benefit underserved communities in Southwest London and more widely. You will be motivated and enthusiastic about principles of equality, diversity and inclusion, and driven by social purpose agendas.   

You should have experience coordinating community engagement activities in a research environment, and of working with people living with mental health problems.  You will be committed to maintaining high standards in project delivery and to treating all stakeholders with empathy and respect. You will be crucial to the successful delivery of the project, resulting to a community-led model for social prescribing of cultural and green assets that can address health inequalities, particularly in the area of mental health of underserved communities.

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres. UAL also has two subsidiary companies, delivering specialist activities – UAL Short Courses Ltd, and UAL Arts Temps Ltd.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world.

Closing date: 30 May 2024, 11:55 pm


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