The Community Engagement Officer is responsible for contributing to the delivery of the Hospice’s strategic aim to work in partnership with communities to help them achieve the best possible care and support for those in their community living with aged-related frailty and/or faced with life shortening illness, death and bereavement.
With an emphasis on under-served remote and rural communities, the post holder will identify key individuals and groups, and engage with them and other stakeholders to help establish community-led partnerships to support and deliver palliative, end of life, and related social care services and initiatives.
The post holder will work closely with all members of the Hospice clinical, community and support teams to identify opportunities to work in partnership with the public, private and third-sector to develop innovative solutions.
Line management is provided by the Community and Supportive Services Manager who has responsibility for a range of community-based services including: Helping Hands; Sunflower Home Care; Rehabilitation and Wellbeing; and Bereavement Support. You will also work closely with the Head of Fundraising and Development.
It is essential that you have direct experience of working with communities to develop locally-led projects and services, preferably in a health or social care environment.
The post is part-time, up to 30 hours per week are on offer depending on successful candidate’s preferred working pattern.
The post may be based at Highland Hospice in Inverness or at home. It will involve extensive travel across the Highlands and if based at home you will be expected to attend meetings at Highland Hospice on a regular basis. A high degree of flexibility and the ability to work unsocial hours is expected.
To find out more and to apply, please visit our website
Closing date: 12 Noon, Friday 15th October 2021