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Cobseo seeks to appoint a Programme Coordinator to support the introduction of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT) Positive Pathways Programme. The Trust will allocate funds to organisations that deliver activity based projects to veterans with the aim of improving their mental health and wellbeing. The successful applicant will play a key role supporting the Programme’s long term aim of enabling veterans facing mental health challenges to transition seamlessly between services and activities as they progress along their own recovery pathway, aligning their individual needs between national, regional and local provision of both clinical and therapeutic services as required. Full details of the Positive Pathways Programme can be found here:
The Programme Coordinator role is also funded by the AFCFT and the appointed individual will support the coordination and delivery of the Positive Pathways Programme, working closely with the AFCFT team and providing a focus for applicants where needed. In the first phase up to March 2020, the successful applicant will provide support and guidance to organisations considering making bids to the Programme. In the second phase, once the first grants have been made, the successful applicant will also work concurrently with grant holders to help them improve their capacity to collaborate more widely and to bring greater coherence to the provision of therapeutic mental health support to veterans locally and regionally.
Reporting to: Director of Operations, Cobseo, with day to day operational Programme guidance provided by the Strategic Grants Manager, AFCFT.
Status: Full time (35 hours per week); 1 year fixed term with option to extend for a second year.
Salary: Up to £35K depending on skills and experience.
Location: Flexibility for some home working exists but the successful applicant will also need to attend Cobseo’s office (Mountbarrow House, 6-20 Elizabeth Street, London SW1W 9RB), AFCFT’s office (8 Hatherley St, Westminster, London SW1P 2QT) and visit applicants’ and grant holder’s locations as required. Initially, the role might require an average of 3 days per week in London but this could reduce to 2 days in due course.
Support to Applicants. In the first phase, the post holder’s key roles will be to:
- provide an informed point of contact for smaller charities and other organisations considering applying for the Positive Pathways Programme;
- encourage proven existing local and regional providers to engage in the Programme;
- assist smaller charities to identify their best fit into the Programme;
- develop sector information and guidance material to support applicants’ understanding;
- encourage and enable collaboration between Strategic partners and potential applicants.
Support to Grant Holders. In the second phase, the post holder’s key roles will be to:
- monitor and support grant holders’ delivery of services in the early stages;
- assist in the ongoing development of common assessment and case management frameworks between charities and other providers; and
- support the Service Charities Sector’s work to improve the local, regional and national provision of services and wider pathways to recovery for veterans facing mental health challenges.
In meeting these roles, the post holder’s key responsibilities will be to:
- Identify local and regional need and provision, working with key stakeholders.
- Produce appropriate support material and guides to:
- help applicants to understand and engage with larger delivery charities;
- summarise the presence, role and capabilities of existing providers set against known need at regional and local level.
- Disseminate advice and guidance to applicants to the Programme as appropriate.
- Enable collaboration between applicants, key stakeholders and other providers.
- Review and guide applicants to help them consider and improve their organisation’s efficiency and efficacy.
- Identify early trends and best practice in Programme delivery in order to help develop protocols that will enable stakeholders to develop mechanisms to address concerns and broaden delivery.
- Organise meetings and workshops where these would be helpful.
- Work with stakeholders to keep all parties abreast of progress, including the tracking of relevant KPIs.
The post holder may also be required to carry out other similar duties that are considered reasonable within the scope and purpose of the role as the Programme unfolds.