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Interested in joining us?

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: Consultation Manager & Communications Manager

Manages: No direct reports

Geographic focus: London, UK

Hours: Part time – 1 day per week (4 months contract)

Day rate: £350.00

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 strategic and implementation of a public consultation 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;
  • Develop a strategic communications strategy for the consultation.
  • 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.

To apply, please visit Charity Jobs 

DEADLINE: 05 August 2022