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Careers

We are currently recruiting for the following role(s).

City & Hackney Sessional Worker
  • Salary: £16 per hour
  • Hours: This will be a zero-hours contract, and no minimum number of hours is guaranteed
  • Closing date: 9am on Monday 8th August
  • Interview date: Wednesday 17th August 2022  

Are you of man of African descent*? If so, this is an exciting opportunity to support our new Community project which aims to address the inequalities experienced by people aged 16+ from African and other racially minoritised communities in City of London and Hackney. We’ll support people from these communities to access HIV and sexual health prevention services, including LARC (Long-Acting Reversible Contraception), emergency contraception, condoms and lube, and PrEP, alongside testing for HIV and STIs. 

You will work with City & Hackney Coordinator to develop and deliver resources, workshops and training sessions. The sessions will be delivered in a range of community settings that are frequented by marginalised communities, 

*Schedule 9 (1a) of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this position. There is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be of African descent and identify as a male some or all the time. 

 To apply, please download and complete the following forms.  Please email to liz Lesley   liz.lesley@positiveeast.org.uk 

Application Form

Role Profile

 

Advice Worker, Part-time, 21 hours per week, £30,000 pa pro rata + 6% pension contribution. One-year fixed-term contract.  

Positive East are looking to recruit an experienced Advice Worker on a one-year fixed-term contract. Positive East Advice team provides information, advice, advocacy, and support for people living with or affected by HIV. This includes welfare benefits advice, basic housing advice, immigration, employment issues referrals and practical support to help people access health and other governmental and local authority services. The team helps people complete various benefits, housing and applications to other charities for support.

The service is provided by telephone, video, email or through face-to-face meetings at our Stepney Green Centre, or at our outreach venues in East London HIV clinics.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 5 September 2022

To apply, please download and complete the attached forms and email to Liz Lesley via liz.lesley@positiveeast.org.uk 

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Equal Opportunities form

Declaration of Offences form

Testing and Prevention Manager,  Part-time – 21 hours per week, £35,000 pro-rata plus 6% pension
contribution. One year fixed contract.

Positive East are a lived experienced organisation and we value the knowledge, experience and expertise of someone from the communities this project aims to support and empower.

 You will manage the outreach service of the GMI partnership (with partner charities METRO and Spectra). This will include the coordination of testing and outreach information and advice across London for the London HIV Prevention Programme for gay, bi and other men who have sex with men, and a Fast Track Cities funded programme for migrant communities.

You will support the Head of Prevention & Testing to coordinate and deliver activity across East London as part of our local authority-funded programmes. This includes coordinating volunteers, facilitating training and delivering reflective practice and meetings. You’ll work closely with the Research and Performance Manager at Spectra and the GMI Partnership and HIV Prevention Manager at Metro to ensure that performance and data reflect the contract requirements.

To apply, please download and email the below forms to liz.lesley@positiveeast.org.uk 

Application form

Job description and Person Specification

Equal opportunities form 

Declaration of Offences form

Volunteers are at the heart of the charity and enable us to support over 3,000 people per year! Last year nearly 1 out of 4 hours of our support services were delivered by our cohort of nearly 100 trained and passionate volunteers. 

Through volunteering with us you’ll be making a tremendous positive impact in your community whilst meeting new people, sharing your experiences and learning some new skills.

All of our volunteers will be supported by our dedicated Volunteer Manager and Team Leaders. All travel and lunch will be reimbursed.

All current volunteer roles are listed on our volunteer pages.   If you have any questions, please email Maria.

Why work for Positive East

The work of the Charity

Positive East is the largest HIV community-based Charity in London, now in our 3rd decade.  We have 32 staff and 80 volunteers delivering services and supporting the work of the organisation.   The Charity enables people with HIV to live full and healthy lives and works to ending the onward transmission of HIV.

We have an holistic service offer providing welfare benefits advice, peer mentoring, support groups, wellbeing seminars/workshops, counselling, specialist psychology ‘ReAssure’ (migrant women who have been subject to trauma), HIV and STI testing (undertaken in multiple locations across east London and through our GMI Partnership London), training, outreach & engagement. We are strongly committed to delivering through partnership working as this maximises our impact, strengthens our service offer and extends our reach.  We proudly partner with HIV Clinics, Charities, Community Groups, Councils and any organisations that can support us in achieving our vision and mission

A good place to work

We pride ourselves on being a good place to work and a recent Investors in People Assessment (March 2022) states we should be proud of the following:

Your people:-

  • state that Positive East is a great place to work
  • love the culture, the flexibility of working hours, support during the Covid-19 pandemic, the ethos, and the recognition awarded to them, and want that to develop further
  • feel valued and rewarded

Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave rising to 30 days plus all bank holidays
  • 6% employer pension contribution (you will be required to make contributions as set out in statute and regulations)
  • Possibility of Hybrid Working (minimum of 2/3 days in the office)
  • Your Birthday as an extra day of annual leave
  • Interest Free Travel Loan
  • Interest Free Cycle Loan