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Community Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 30th April 2023

  • Advertised from 16th March 2023
  • Reference: TMFCDW02


We are looking for a Community Engagement Officer to deliver capacity-building development support services to all service users and encourage and empower inclusivity within Mental Health support services specifically for BAME, LGBTQ+ and other minority community groups.

Imagine being a part of an organisation whose common purpose is to support Children and Young People throughout Lanarkshire who have been impacted by grief, loss, and trauma.

This is a new role within the organisation for an individual to grow and build upon as they progress and make their own.

The Community Engagement Officer will be a passionate individual who wants create communities that inclusively support the mental health needs of each Child and Young Person no matter their race, culture, background. The role will initially start off with the purpose of capacity build and engage with individuals to identify the needs and barriers faced by minority groups to better support such ones and make services more accessible.

How will you make a difference:

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of best practice in voluntary and community development and engagement sector activity.
  • Maintain statistics in respect of the development support provided and provide reports as and when requested.
  • Work actively to achieve the targets in The Miracle Foundation SCIO Business Plan
  • Engage in the monitoring and evaluation procedures laid down by the Miracle Foundation SCIO
  • Comply with the policies and procedures set by the Miracle Foundation SCIO.
  • Provide organisation and project development and business planning.
  • Work within legal structures and charity status
  • Comply with all applicable regulations.
  • Undertake Community engagement, surveys, and action plans (geographical communities and communities of interest).
  • Develop networks and arranging activities/events for networking, socialising, and support within minority community groups.
  • Disseminate information as appropriate.
  • Attend a range of partnership meetings in respect to the local areas and communities.

We are looking for an individual who has:

  • Relevant educational qualifications and/or significant experience particular in Community Development and Engagement or something similar.
  • An understanding of the Third Sector and the environment in which it operates (including charity regulations and good governance).
  • Ability to engage with volunteers and staff in the Third Sector and Public Sector.
  • Ability to produce written reports.
  • Ability and track record of establishing and maintaining effective, informal networking and multi-agency working.
  • Ability to organise and manage events and activities within networking groups and the community for service users.
  • IT literate with good knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office applications and online databases.
  • Knowledge and experience of planning, target setting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Able to work independently and pro-actively with a minimum level of supervision.
  • Good time management
  • A driving licence and access to a car.


We offer a wide range of support for our staff as we recognise their Mental Health and Wellbeing is of high importance. Some of our benefits include:

  • Contributory Staff Pension
  • Flexible Working
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mileage allowance
  • Birthday Leave (+1 additional annual leave)
  • Long Service Leave
  • Staff wellness activities throughout the year

Application notes

For more information, please refer to the Job Description below and to apply, please complete the application form and forward this on along with your CV to Lauren Nelson at