Working Group Manager – Black Thrive

Are you passionate about helping African and Caribbean communities in Lambeth thrive?

Black Thrive aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Lambeth’s black communities.

Black people in Lambeth do not constitute a single, homogenous group but the evidence shows that people of African and Caribbean descent are suffering disproportionately when it comes to mental health and wellbeing.

Black Thrive’s vision is that Lambeth’s black communities are able to thrive and improve their mental health and wellbeing, supported by relevant, accessible services which provide the same excellent quality of support for all people regardless of race.

We are now seeking a full-time Working Group Manager to ensure that Black Thrive excels at delivering its vision by driving the work forward and supporting the development, work planning and delivery of four core themed Working Groups focusing on:

· Prevention of mental ill health in black communities in Lambeth

· Better access to support services

· Better experiences of care for those who need services

· Children and Young People

The ideal candidate will be a strategic forward thinker with a knowledge of health and social issues and experience of project management, facilitation, as well as excellent communication and stakeholder liaison skills.

Location: The role will be based at the Healthwatch Lambeth office in Brixton. Some local travel will be involved.

Reports to: Director, Black Thrive

Salary: £38,000 – 45,000

Hours: 37.5 per week with some evening work

Benefits: 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pension contribution

Recruitment timeline

Stage 1 Application Process

· Timeline: Monday December 4th - Friday January 5th 5pm

Stage 2 Longlisted candidates will be sent two case studies to work on over a week period. We estimate this work will take around ten hours.

· Timeline: Wednesday January 10th Case studies sent to longlisted applicants

· Tuesday January 16th 4pm Deadline for completed case studies

Stage 3 Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview

· Interview dates: Thursday January 25th or Friday January 26th

Please contact [email protected] with any queries about the role.

Please note we are unable to offer feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted


Please download the following materials so you can complete your application form. 

Black_Thrive_Working_Group_Manager_-_Job_Description_Dec_2017.docx

Healthwatch_Lambeth_application_form_BT_Working_Group_Manager_Dec_2017.docx

HWL_BT_Working_Group_Manager_Equalities_Monitoring_Form_December_2017.docx

Black_Thrive_Overview_July_2017.pdf