Making Smoking History LGBT Programme Co-ordinator

Location: Manchester
Closing Date: 23rd Nov 2020
LGBT Foundation (Square)

Employment Type: Employed

Are you passionate about reducing LGBT health inequalities? Do you like talking to people from different backgrounds? Can you write engaging copy and deliver training? Do you want to help make the world a better place for LGBT people?


Are you passionate about reducing LGBT health inequalities? Do you like talking to people from different backgrounds? Can you write engaging copy and deliver training? Do you want to help make the world a better place for LGBT people?

Making Smoking History is Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership’s campaign to reduce smoking in Greater Manchester by a third by the end of 2021.

You will work with Greater Manchester Making Smoking History to make sure that the campaign is inclusive of LGBT smokers who are attempting to quit.


You will:

  • Listen to and work with local LGBT communities on issues relating to smoking and stopping smoking
  • Collect LGBT people’s experiences of quitting smoking and share them across of a range of media
  • Make sure LGBT people’s needs and experiences are represented at all Making Smoking History meetings
  • Support stop smoking services in Greater Manchester to start monitoring sexual orientation and trans status and to improve their knowledge about LGBT people
  • Create resources for LGBT people to support them to quit smoking
  • Work with Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and other smoking cessation organisations to develop best practice for LGBT inclusion in smoking cessation services
  • Influence local and national policy to be inclusive of LGBT people
    • Facilitate group meetings, take notes and send regular communications to group members
    • To work with Making Smoking History, the smoking cessation sub-groups and CURE steering group to include Sexual Orientation Monitoring and Trans Status Monitoring across all stop smoking services
    • Deliver LGBT community research with the involvement of the co-production group
    • Work as part of the Making Smoking History team with colleagues based at Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and Greater Manchester Combined Authority
    • Build and maintain relationships with local Prides and support them to use the Smoke-free Pride toolkit at Pride events
    • Evaluate the success of the Smoke-free Pride toolkit
    • Work with Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and other smoking cessation organisations
  • Build and maintain relationships with local Prides and support them to use the Smoke-free Pride toolkit
  • Develop training for people working in health and social care and in the voluntary sector to help them understand the needs and experiences of LGBT smokers
  • Write reports that show the difference that the programme has made

 

We particularly welcome applicants who are from BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) communities, trans* people and those who are over 50, as staff from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

* Trans is an umbrella and inclusive term used to describe people whose gender identity is different in some way from that which they were assigned at birth; including non-binary people, people who cross dress, and all those who partially or incompletely identify with their sex assigned at birth.

We are open to flexible home working if you are using gender identity services and therefore have regular appointments.


Job Title: Making Smoking History LGBT Programme Co-ordinator

Salary: £23,823 pro rata

Hours: 0.5 FTE, 18.5 per week

Special Terms: Fixed term until 31st March 2021 (extension subject to continuation funding)

Accountable to: Assistant Director of Inclusion


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Listen to and work with local LGBT communities on issues relating to smoking and stopping smoking
    • Oversee the LGBT Making Smoking History Programme coproduction group to make sure that LGBT people with experience of smoking and quitting smoking can influence and direct the programme
    • Recruit new members to the coproduction group
    • Bring together LGBT people with experience of smoking and quitting smoking with people designing smoking cessation campaigns and people working in stop smoking services to help them all work together and learn from each other
  • Feed into all Making Smoking History meetings, events and service improvement work
    • Attend Making Smoking History campaign meetings and the CURE programme steering group
  • Develop LGBT inclusive educational resources
    • Make sure smoking cessation e-learning, training and development for practitioners includes LGBT case studies and representation
    • Collect LGBT people’s quit stories and share these through the Making Smoking History campaign in many different ways, including videos, audio, podcasts, written case studies and events
    • Create information resources for LGBT people to support them in their quit attempts
  • Track the difference that the project is making
    • Produce regular project reports for the funder
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with people

 

Please contact us for an informal chat about this post. We understand that working for an LGBT organisation could impact on your identity, community and/or culture. If you would like to discuss this or discuss any aspect of the role further, please contact Laurence Webb on 0345 3 30 30 30.


Closing date: 9am Monday 23rd November 2020

Interviews: Thursday 27th November 2020

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