Community Engagement Coordinator (18.5 hours)

Length of contract:             Fixed Term for 12 months               

Salary:                                 £24,722 – £28,397 per annum pro-rata (negotiable dependent on experience)

Based at:                             Burnley/ East Lancs/ Hybrid

Hours:                                 18.5 Hours

Responsible to:                   Volunteer Manager

Closing date: 26th July 2024

Our Mission
We help people to achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their lives, by providing high quality advocacy.

Purpose of role
The role holds responsibility for establishing, developing and delivering targeted community engagement initiatives and advocacy awareness interventions across a large geographical area, working closely with the advocacy team and volunteers.

To work alongside communities, individuals, statutory and non-statutory organisations, community groups, religious leaders and the business sector to provide access to services that are appropriate to the needs of the community. The role will also involve addressing stigma, barriers to accessing services and evaluation of referral pathways, with a focus on improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

To enable and support members of the public in their own communities and provide the opportunity to contribute towards shaping our service and activities to better meet their needs.

You can download the role description, equal opportunities monitoring form and privacy notice below:

Please send a copy of your Privacy Policy, Equal Opportunity Monitoring & Application Forms to to be considered for this role.

Alternatively, you can post this to us at Advocacy Focus, Saturn House, Mercury Rise, Altham Business Park, BB5 5BY.

We welcome new candidates to apply and join our growing team. Previous applicants, whilst appreciated, are kindly advised not to reapply.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Advocacy Focus we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Please note that the salary advertised is for full-time hours. If this post is less than 37 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata.

This vacancy will close when sufficient applications have been received. Therefore it is advised to complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Please note, that shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post.  Therefore only persons who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application will be short-listed.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Advocacy Focus is committed to fighting racism and other forms of oppression and discrimination. We want to be a great employer for all our staff, regardless of their background or characteristics. We recognise that not everyone is the same and that different people will require different support to fulfill their potential. One thing we can do to work towards that goal is to ensure that our staff team is representative of the diverse communities across our service delivery areas. We particularly encourage applications from men, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those living with a physical or mental disability, and those from an ethnic minority background. 

Reasonable Adjustments: Support is available to candidates with disabilities when applying for vacancies. For more information on reasonable adjustments please contact our Recruitment Team by any of the following methods: 

By telephone 01254 958940

or email 

or write to HR Team, Advocacy Focus, Saturn House, Mercury Rise, Altham Business Park, BB5 5BY

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