VACANCY- Community Engagement and Participation Officer- Norfolk

Predominantly working directly with individuals in group settings, liaising with Housing and Voluntary
and Community Sector Organisations, (VCS) businesses and local authorities; the CEPO will be
responsible for making the necessary contacts to enable delivery of engagement projects for vulnerable and isolated people within the communities of North Suffolk and Norfolk.

The role includes the delivery of a range of community projects and interventions, the organisation of events and the development of low level mental health support within Orbit Housing across North Suffolk and Norfolk. The initial focus will be on existing projects, managing referrals and volunteer recruitment. We anticipate an increase in the successful candidate’s hours as we increase the amount of Orbit Customers we reach and the numbers of groups we run. The CEPO will engage, inform and empower individuals, encouraging them to take positive steps to improve their mental health and wellbeing, helping them to identify areas in which they need help and support whilst building links in the community. The CEPO will be responsible for seeking out new opportunities for partnerships, encouraging new and creative ideas to support the long-term aim of reducing health inequalities and increasing community resilience.

For an application form, please call 01787 371333 or e-mail info@thebefriendingscheme.org.uk.

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