Broomhouse Health Strategy Group
Broomhouse Health Strategy Group

Charity registered in Scotland SC023736

Broomhouse Health Strategy Group (BHSG) is a voluntary organisation and registered Scottish charity, developed by local people from Sighthill, Parkhead and Broomhouse in Edinburgh. It started over 25 years ago, and uses a community development approach to bring people together who share common interests in health issues in their community. Using an inclusive approach to promote healthy lifestyles and provide a variety of social health activities, BHSG aims to facilitate health improvement for the local communities in the South West of Edinburgh, including Broomhouse, Sighthill and Parkhead. BHSG has the following objectives: 1. To promote healthy lifestyles within the local community by providing access to affordable food and undertaking food and health activities. 2. To work in partnership with local organisations to identify and address gaps in community based health improvement activities within the local communities. 3. To provide opportunities for the local community to seek peer support around relevant areas of health. 4. To provide volunteering opportunities, with the intention of generating greater confidence and self-esteem in those volunteers. 5. Using an inclusive approach, to involve and empower local people in the development and provision of Broomhouse Health Strategy Group health improvement activities.

Current vacancies

Top job! Chief Executive

  • Part time
  • £31,100 – £33,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th December 2018

Broomhouse Health Strategy Group (BHSG) is currently looking for a versatile Chief Executive to provide strategic leadership, co-ordination and management of the organisation that provides a wide range of unique services to improve physical and mental wellbeing within low income communities of SW Edinburgh, in keeping with a community development approach.

In 2019 we are going through an exciting new phase of development with a rebrand to “B Healthy Together” scheduled for April, followed by a move into new local premises in Broomhouse scheduled for July. The Chief Executive will be taking the lead role in managing this important transition.

We are looking for an individual with experience of a leadership and development role within a charity sector organisation who will able to demonstrate the ability to lead and develop both the volunteers and staff members in their team. Ideally you will have knowledge and experience of using a community development approach and an understanding of the issues surrounding health inequality. In addition you will be educated to first degree level or equivalent, have excellent communication skills and experience of gaining funding within the charity sector.

Shortlist

Community Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,314 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th December 2018

Broomhouse Health Strategy Group (BHSG) is seeking to recruit a Community Development Worker to join their team. The role will plan, manage, deliver and review a programme of physical and mental health and wellbeing services. These services will focus on delivering food and fitness activities within the local community, underpinned by community development principles. The Community Development Worker (CDW) will be an important part of the staff team to ensure that new initiatives run smoothly.

In 2019 we are going through an exciting new phase of development with a rebrand to “B Healthy Together” scheduled for April, followed by a move into new local premises in Broomhouse scheduled for July.

We are looking for an individual with knowledge and experience of using a community development approach and an understanding of the issues surrounding health inequality. In addition you will have a good level of education, excellent communication and computer skills (Microsoft Office) and the ability to work both in a team and independently.

Shortlist