B Healthy Together
B Healthy Together

Charity registered in Scotland SC023736

We are B healthy together a community-led health project in South West Edinburgh.Our aim is to improve health and well-being within the communities of Broomhouse, Sighthill and Parkhead by providing a variety of social health activities.In particular, we focus on how health is affected by everyday life and is as much about the quality of your emotional and social situation as about your experience of disease or disability. We provide a range of free services including a volunteer–run fruit and vegetable stall, food workshops including cookery classes and community meals, physical activities including exercise classes and a walking group, mindfulness groups and other one-off health related activities throughout the year. We aim to increase confidence and skills, reduce social isolation and empower our community to take steps that positively impact their health and wellbeing. Local people are central to the planning and delivery of all our services; we are rooted within our community. We provide a range of volunteering opportunities and could not operate without the invaluable support of these volunteers. We work in close partnership with many local organisations to address gaps in health improvement activities and collectively impact on the wider health inequality agenda.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Community Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,780 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th April 2021

Are you looking to make a difference?

B healthy together has an exciting opportunity to join our small, dynamic, grassroots charity. We provide activities, in response to community identified need, which addresses the impact of health inequalities, poverty and social isolation on those within our communities.

This role provides an excellent opportunity to develop activities that respond to local need, in conjunction with the views of our local community members. A key part of this role will be to develop genuine relationships within our communities and create opportunities for individuals to develop their knowledge and skills. Whilst empowering them to take positive steps, which benefits their own health and wellbeing and that of the wider community.

Main Tasks:

  1. To manage and deliver activities/services.
  2. Develop other activities as part of the staff team.
  3. Build relationships within the local community and with relevant local statutory and non-statutory organisations and networks.
  4. Contribute to the development of the volunteering service
  5. Gathering and upkeep of client data to meet the reporting needs of the organisation.
  6. Marketing of organisational activities and services to the community.
  7. To contribute to consultations relating to existing and new service development

BHT activities currently comprise of adult and child cooking sessions, community meals, health and wellbeing workshops, wellbeing at home project, community growing space, craft group, BuggyGym, seated yoga, chair exercise, and a walking group. These activities focus on connecting people within our communities, reducing social isolation and contributing to greater health and wellbeing.

We welcome a non-judgemental, inclusive and supportive person who thinks creatively and develops imaginative solutions to problems; with proven experience of working in a community-based organisation and/or the voluntary sector.