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We want to involve local Black people and communities within all of our work, whether that be by welcoming new talent on our team, offering up volunteer roles on our projects, or hosting events, webinars and our biannual Black Thrive Assemblies. Our current vacancies are all listed below. Make sure you subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to hear about our future events and opportunities.

Join the team

We are a small, but dedicated team with big ambitions. Our work focuses on changing systems that create and sustain inequalities for Black people. We continue to push conventional boundaries, which means our work is challenging, but both exciting and extremely rewarding. 

We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you need us to make adjustments during the application process, please let us know.

Interested in joining the team? Please take a look at our current vacancies. 

Current Vacancies

Reports to: Strategic Project Lead

Manages:  no direct reports

Geographic focus:   London, UK

Hours:   Part Time – 3 days per week (6 months contract)

Day rate:  £350

Location: Remote

Apply:  You can apply for this role via Charity Jobs 

Closing Date: 23 May 2022 11.59pm

About Black Thrive

We exist to change the odds stacked against Black people by embedding race equity into systemic change so that thriving is not the exception but the norm.

Black Thrive Global evolved from the work of the Black Thrive Lambeth Partnership, which was established in 2016 to address the inequalities that negatively impact the mental health and wellbeing of Black people in Lambeth. Black people’s cumulative exposure to negative experiences and poor outcomes are not unique to Lambeth and Black Thrive Global was founded in 2020 to address the detrimental outcomes for Black people of African and Caribbean descent wherever they may be located.

Our work covers all life stages – children and young people, working age adults and older adults. Our guiding principle is to centre the lived experiences of Black communities in all that we do and our strategic priorities are to embed race equity in systems change and to decolonise the evidence landscape.

Purpose of the role

The purpose of this role is to deliver a community consultation project that aims to build partnerships and trust between statutory services and London’s communities. This post is a central strategic role leading a project to support MOPAC to find new and better ways to work collaboratively with people, particularly Black communities. It will suit a leader in community engagement who wants to be at the forefront of greater public participation and dialogue in decision making.

The consultation activities will help develop a strong and embedded network to hold a forum for representative dialogue. Hence, a high range of members of London’s Black communities and allies will be consulted and help us co-design plans to build trust and confidence between MOPAC and Black communities.

Main Accountabilities:

      Responsible for the overall and effective management of the consultation project.

      Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to attract, retain and engage partners that can support the design and delivery of the consultation project.

      Lead on project governance and reporting.

      Support teams across Black Thrive and partners to ensure effective stakeholder coordination and project delivery.

      Act as the main point of contact for MOPAC and other statutory partners.

This is a pivotal role in ensuring effective delivery of the Consultation contract. You will work closely with the senior leadership at Black Thrive to deliver a face paced project within specific scope. With a strategic approach, empathy and a commitment to building trust, your experience and expertise will help us ensure communities are informed, engaged and can influence decision making that impacts them.

Please download the Person Specification Document here

Reports to: Communications Manager

Manages:  no direct reports

Geographic focus:   London, UK

Hours:   Part Time – 3 days per week (6 months contract)

Day rate:  £240

Location: Remote

Apply:  You can apply for this role via Charity Jobs 

Closing Date: 23 May 2022 11.59pm

About Black Thrive

We exist to change the odds stacked against Black people by embedding race equity into systemic change so that thriving is not the exception but the norm.

Black Thrive Global evolved from the work of the Black Thrive Lambeth Partnership, which was established in 2016 to address the inequalities that negatively impact the mental health and wellbeing of Black people in Lambeth. Black people’s cumulative exposure to negative experiences and poor outcomes are not unique to Lambeth and Black Thrive Global was founded in 2020 to address the detrimental outcomes for Black people of African and Caribbean descent wherever they may be located.

Our work covers all life stages – children and young people, working age adults and older adults. Our guiding principle is to centre the lived experiences of Black communities in all that we do and our strategic priorities are to embed race equity in systems change and to decolonise the evidence landscape.

Purpose of the role

This post is a central delivery role that will help with the implementation of the Communications Strategy, a key enabler for public co-production and participatory decision making. The role supports community-led consultation on how to improve trust and relationships between policing and Black Communities across London. The Community Engagement Officer will be undertaking a wide range of work including support with the development and distribution of communication content that is culturally appropriate, engaging and informative. This role is a great fit for someone who is energetic and committed, and has a passion for working directly with local communities and developing methods for local participation.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Maintain relationships with local communities and partners;
  • Organise external workshops and events with the objective of hearing from a representative voice of London’s Black communities ;
  • Improve reach to community members and strengthen of already established relationships;
  • Update website and social media accounts as required;
  • Support the development of blog posts, reports, newsletters, social media content and other external facing communications content;

The successful candidate will be open-minded and passionate about finding innovative ways to partner with communities across London. The goal is to ensure that the voices and lived experiences of Black communities are the centre of our consultation activities and that the information we share is facilitating informed engagement.

This is a pivotal role in ensuring good representation and engagement in our Consultation activities. You will work closely with the Consultation Manager and Project Managers to plan and deliver communications and engagement activities. With a strategic approach, empathy and a commitment to building trust, your experience and expertise will help us ensure the fair-representation and commitment of Black Communities. Furthermore, through partnership with the community you will ensure that the voices and lived experiences of Black communities are the centre of our engagement and communication, consultation design and promotion, and project governance.

Please download the person specification here