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  • Fife Health and Social Care Partnership - Participation and Engagement Officer 

    Created: 05/05/2022
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: Participation and Engagement Officer 

    Hours: 36 hours per week

    Salary: FC8 £34,614.51 – £38,312.49

    Location: Based in Glenrothes, but will work throughout Fife

    Contract: Permanent

    Fife Health and Social Care Partnership has an exciting opportunity for a new Participation and Engagement Officer to join its team and support the Fife-wide Mental Health & Wellbeing in Primary Care Services (MHWPCS) programme.  The vision is for an integrated community-based MHWPCS system which supports mental health and wellbeing, ensures access to the right service, in the right place, at the right time, and enables people to live independent and healthier lives.  Provision will be developed through a programme of co-production which places service users and communities at the heart of design and delivery.  Your role will be to support the co-production process. 

    You will work collaboratively with people who use mental health services, those important to them, service providers and other key stakeholders as required.

    You will establish effective co-production mechanisms to enable community-based mental health & wellbeing services and supports to be designed and delivered from the perspective of those who need them.

    You will establish effective channels of communications between partner agencies (Fife HSCP, NHS Fife, Fife Council, third sector and others as required), service users and communities.

    You will ensure that engagement mechanisms align with Fife HSCP vision, values and outcomes and complement other concurrent mental health redesign and locality planning programmes

    The skills you will need

    • Previous experience of working with service users and communities to effect change and overcoming barriers to engagement
    •  A general understanding of the statutory landscape in Scotland, including national and local mental health objectives
    • Demonstrable knowledge and experienced in the application of the SCDC National Standards for Community Engagement; the Scottish Health Council Participation Toolkit; and/or the Scottish Government Planning with People Guidance
    • Previous experience within a Local Authority or large organisation
    • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in the design, planning and delivery of coproduction mechanisms
    • Ability to problem solve and use initiative
    • Ability to communicate effectively with the public and stakeholders at all levels (including presentation skills)
    • Ability to cope effectively with strongly expressed views
    • Experience of multi-agency working
    • Analytical skills
    • Ability to travel throughout Fife

    Please visit Fife Councils Oracle job vacancies page for more information and for details on how to apply. The closing date for applications is 05 June 2022. The proposed interview date: W/C 13 June 2022.

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