Edinburgh Community Health Forum SCIO
Edinburgh Community Health Forum SCIO

Charity registered in Scotland SC023808

Reducing health inequalities and improving long-term health outcomes for people across Edinburgh.

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Member and Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,236 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh/Home based/blended, with travel in and around Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th November 2021

Edinburgh Community Health Forum (ECHF) is a very small but influential 3rd sector membership and development body for Community Health Organisations in Edinburgh localities, acting to facilitate collaboration, information exchange and resource sharing to tackle health inequalities.

With member organisations large and small drawn from a diverse range of charitable organisations, ECHF works to develop strategic partnerships and capacity building between the Forum members and public sector bodies.

The Role

We are looking for a highly organised and self-motivated individual to coordinate and deliver the services to our members. We are seeking an individual with excellent communication, IT, organisational and social media skills to join the Forum. This is an exciting opportunity to bring and share your skills, knowledge and enthusiasm with our members. People skills, social media skills, and excellent communication are a must for this role with our members. Working alongside the Strategic Development Manager, you will be responsible for the administration of the Forum, its finance, and to promote the work of the Forum . Building capacity and supporting forum members through regular meetings and training will be key as well as coordinating the evaluation of all our work.

You will be passionate about helping to address health inequalities and have an understanding of community development. Being able to work on your own, you will also need a positive, solution focused attitude and be adaptable to change.

Role Purpose

  1. To carry out the administration of the Forum, and to promote the work of the Forum
  2. To build capacity and support the Forum members through regular meetings and training
  3. To communicate with the membership and key stakeholders effectively and responsively

Key Responsibilities

  • To attend Forum and other key meetings, advocating for the Forum including a community development approach to tackling health inequalities
  • To keep up to date with the services and opportunities being provided by the member organisations
  • To support collective and individual member organisation with current, relevant evaluation tools
  • To carry out Governance responsibilities, including member and trustee record keeping, ensuring policies are current, that valid business insurance is held and to liaise with OSCR as required
  • To provide administrative support for, and attendance at, Forum Meetings and AGM, to include inviting guests, preparing agenda, booking meeting space (venues and online) and taking minutes
  • To develop and maintain the Forum website and social media channels with relevant news and content
  • To identify and organise peer support opportunities for members, and also carry relevant evaluation of these sessions
  • To administer the Forum’s financial activities including budget setting, paying invoices, monitoring, end of year accounts to the external examiner and liaising with payroll
  • To carry out regular communication to members and key stakeholders
  • To provide practical support, signposting and advice to Forum Members
  • To carry out appropriate marketing and networking to promote the work of the Forum
  • To support the coordination of Forum activities to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organisation
  • To assist with the co-production of opportunities to tackle health inequalities using a community development approach


  • Organisational and administration
  • Interpersonal
  • Finance, IT, including Microsoft Office and wordpress
  • Communications, marketing, social media / digital

Knowledge, experience and personal qualities

(E, Essential; D, Desirable)

  • Experience of administration in a charity, small business or other office environment (E)
  • Experience of working in or with the voluntary, charity or community sector (E)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (E)
  • Interest in health, health charities and health inequalities (D)
  • Good organisational skills, able to juggle a range of roles and challenges (D)
  • A confident self-starter and able to work independently (D)
  • Knowledge of community development (D)
  • Understanding of charity governance and legal responsibilities (D)
  • Marketing to include social media (E)
  • Understanding of outcome evaluation and logic modelling (D)
  • Experience in training and development (D)

Responsible To: Strategic Development Manager