Community Development Worker in Sexual Health

Location: Leeds
Closing Date: 31st May 2024
Operations Manager – Mental Health & Wellbeing Services

Employment Type: Employed

Yorkshire MESMAC is a group of independent community based sexual health and mental health and wellbeing services that are committed to developing and delivering services that are responsive to the needs of our communities.

We are seeking to appoint someone who’s excited to work closely with the diverse communities of Leeds as an enthusiastic and motivated Community Development Worker in Sexual Health (15 hrs). 

You do not need previous experience of sexual health work – all appropriate training is provided

Overall Aims:

To reduce the incidence of HIV infection in most at risk populations in Leeds (MARPs, including Black African people, LBGT people, & other communities)
·        To reduce late diagnosis of HIV in communities most at risk of HIV.

Prime Objectives:

To undertake sexual health promotion outreach work, reaching Most at Risk populations (MARP) in settings; virtual and physical, where MARPs meet.

Outreach Examples:  Community Groups/centres, sex on premises venues, hair salons/barbers & faith venues. 

To develop forums, groups and events that meet the needs of MARP communities: Particularly focusing on those who do not access services and/or face barriers to accessing services e.g. Trans people, people selling sex, BME communities, asylum seekers. 

To offer information and sexual health resources including condoms, lube & PrEP information in a variety of settings.   E.g. delivering sexual health workshops with a group of community members.

To deliver community based sexual health interventions including HIV point of care tests.

(Please refer to the job description for more details about aims, responsibilities and duties)

Salary:  NJC scale 6 (points 18 – 22) starting at £29,269 per annum pro-rated for 15 hours per week. There is a 5% workplace pension and membership of Paycare additions. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS with barred lists check.

Application packs, along with job description & person specification, can be downloaded from our website:

Yorkshire MESMAC are particularly looking to ensure our recruitment process is accessible and equitable to members of all BAME & LGBT communities.  Please contact us for discussion about any barriers in applying. Please email [email protected] with your contact details and we will call you back to discuss.


Closing date is: 10:00 am on Friday 31st May 2024: Please note that late applications and CV’s will not be accepted.  Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 13th June 2024

We are striving to be an equal opportunities employer, and as such we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer. (Charity no 1040407).

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