Salary : £22,000.00 per annum

Based in : Newcastle

Hours Per Week : 37

Status : Fixed Term for 1-year from commencement of employment

Contract Type : Fixed

Interview Date : TBC

Closing Date : 24/01/2018

About you

Have you got experience of working with men with multiple-complex needs and facing social exclusion? Do you have knowledge of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections, understanding associated risks regarding unprotected sex and unsafe injecting? Want to work for an organisation that helps people build brighter futures for themselves and their families? If so, our new MAP Health Navigator role could be the perfect fit.

About us

Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 21,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.

We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.

We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives. Are you ready to change lives for a living? Read more about the job below and apply today.

About the job

As a MAP Health Navigator within the MAP – Male Action Project – you will support men who are experiencing sex work, sexual exploitation, or ‘survival sex’ in Tyne and Wear. The post-holder will deliver an assertive outreach model of support in each of the three Local Authority areas (Gateshead, North Tyneside and Sunderland), working one late night a month delivering late night outreach.

You will engage and support men through our ‘Theory of Change’ (Being, Becoming and Belonging) model using stage one only (Being) with an expectation that men will be referred onto a MAP Development Worker for stage two and three intervention / support.

Partnering with Sexual Health specialists, you will support men experiencing the above to access mainstream sexual health provisions, offering opportunities for men to learn and increase awareness about HIV and other STIs using creative and informal education sessions, as well as improving confidence regarding disclosures of sex work to ensure the best support is available.

Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description below and apply by completing and submitting an application form to recruitment@changing-lives.org.uk.

We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.