Systems Change Coordinator: Healthy Communities Together

Location: Leeds
Closing Date: 7th Jun 2022
Operations Manager – Mental Health & Wellbeing Services

Employment Type: Employed

In Leeds the Solidarity Network, with our NHS and local authority partners, have been awarded funds to deliver phase two of Healthy Communities Together (HCT). HCT is an exciting funding strand from the National Lottery Community Fund in collaboration with the Kings Fund; supporting systems change in health care services through VCS, NHS and local authority working together. We aim to move from transactional to mutual partnerships to impact and benefit marginalised communities of Leeds and improve poor health outcomes. The marginalised communities this project aims to ensure are involved in their health care are Gypsies and Travellers, Sex Workers, Asylum Seekers and Refugees and Trans+ communities. The Solidarity Network are: Leeds GATE, BASIS Yorkshire, LASSN and Yorkshire MESMAC.

We are seeking to appoint a Systems Change Coordinator: Healthy Communities Together – Leeds (22.5 hours).

Overall Aim

  • To increase marginalised communities’ abilities to be able to steer/lead & engage in systems of commissioning through harnessing & building their skills.
  • To convene and coordinate the Leeds HCT steering group, learning spaces and workshops, involving the VCS, Solidarity network leaders, NHS and Local authority health partners and ensuring meaningful and valued participation of experts by lived experience from marginalised communities of Leeds.
  • To manage participation and communications for the project.
  • To produce engaging reports and learning sharing products.
  • To reduce health inequalities experienced by marginalised communities in Leeds.


Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities and duties:

  • To supervise and support two part time staff members and from year two the sessional facilitators who have developed their roles as Experts by lived Experience.
  • To develop and deliver a programme of focus groups, facilitated spaces, training and learning events for Experts by Lived Experience from marginalised communities in order to upskill these people to become embedded systems players and paid sessional facilitators from year two.
  • To identify, work with and manage creative providers such as graphic artists/story tellers/film makers to record and share learning and project progress.
  • To develop and deliver a programme of whole systems facilitated spaces, training and learning events for the Leeds health care systems professionals, in conjunction with Solidarity Network, Local authority and NHS partners including Adaptive Action workshops.
  • To liaise with and work with other service providers to develop joint pieces of work to benefit the HCT project outcomes. (e.g. housing service staff, Gender Identity Clinic team, drugs projects).


Salary: NJC SO1 (scale points 23-25) starting at £28,226 pro rata per annum for 22.5 hours per week. Contract is fixed term to 31st March 2025. Salary is reviewed annually. There is a 5% workplace pension (on completion of probationary period). This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS with barred lists check.


We will be holding an open event about this project recruitment on 25th May 6pm at Yorkshire MESMAC’s Leeds building or via zoom (event recording can be made available) email: [email protected] to book a place.

Completed applications to be sent to [email protected] by Closing date of 10:00am on Wednesday 8th June 2022.

Please note that late applications and CV’s will not be accepted. If your application is successful then Interviews will be held between 22 to 24 June 2022.

Yorkshire MESMAC value diversity and are an equal opportunities employer, as well as a Disability Confident employer. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons from all sections of our communities (Charity no 1040407).

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