We know we can’t work alone and there are  like-minded organisations out there who want to make a difference to people’s lives and communities. We know we all have a part to play whether you’re a public, private or voluntary organisation.

Join us in being part of the change.

Peer Researcher and Social Action Lead Roles x 12

We are looking for 9 Peer Researchers and 3 Social Action Leads. We’re recruiting people who are motivated to make change and have unique perspectives on youth violence informed by their own lived experience. You don’t need any qualifications or previous experience, just an open mind, a willingness to learn and a passion for the topic.

We require 3 Peer Researchers and 1 Social Action Lead in each of our key areas:

Blackburn and surrounding areas                 Preston and surrounding areas                 Burnley/Pendle and surrounding areas

Pay: £10 per hour (Peer Researchers x9) – £10 per hour (Social Action Leads x3)
Hours: 6 – 8 hours per week (Please state how many hours you are able to work)
Contract: 22 months fixed term (November 2023 – August 2025)

The Peer Action Collective (PAC) is a network of young people across England and Wales, working hard to make their communities safer, fairer places. We are the North West Delivery Partner in Lancashire in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living and Child Action North West, working with young people to conduct further research and social action on education, a topic which PAC has identified as crucial to making their communities better places.

Peer Researchers: If you are interested in the role of a Peer Researcher, you will be trained and employed to talk to other young people about experiences with school and youth violence. You will develop research questions, choose a way of engaging with young people and use the conversations you have to create recommendations for change. You will also have the option to be supported to gain a Level 2 NCFE qualification in Peer Research.

Social Action Leads: If you are interested in the role of a Social Action Lead, you will be supported to co-ordinate a team of young people in your local area to create and sustain social action aimed at improving your local community and preventing youth violence.
The social action you choose will be informed by evidence generated with the Peer Researchers working as part of your team. Social action can include campaigning with policy makers, changing or creating something in your local area, engaging with local authorities and more.

Closing Date: 25th October 2023

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Volunteer Co-Ordinator - MPACE

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our friendly team. Lancashire BME Network is recruiting for a Volunteer Coordinator for our MPACE project.

Do you have a real passion for Volunteering? Could you inspire community members to volunteer their time, skills and experience to raise awareness of cancer and help improve health outcomes in Preston?

Are you looking to join an organisation and team with a real community connection with access to the support and resources? If so, we would love to hear from you.

MPACE is part of a new partnership approach between Lancashire BME Network, local community organisations in Preston and Macmillan Cancer Support. The aim of the partnership is to improve knowledge of cancer and access to earlier diagnosis amongst communities where cancer outcomes are known to be below the national average.

If you have experience of Volunteer Coordination and a vision for developing and championing volunteering, we would like to hear from you. You will be responsible for providing direction and support of volunteering activity within the project, including managing volunteers and supporting staff that are supervising and working alongside volunteers and community partners.

Closing Date: 12th November 2023

Job Description, Person Specification and How to Apply

Programme Manager - The Phoenix Way (TPW)

“The Phoenix Way seeks to ensure that no community is left behind.”

  • Salary: £35411 per annum
  • Hours of work: 37 hours per week
  • Location: Based in Blackburn and covering the North West (hybrid-working option may be available)
  • Term: Initially 12 months, possible extension to 5 years (subject to funding)

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to work on The Phoenix Way North West (TPWNW) – a ground breaking movement made up of leaders of colour.

We are looking for someone who believes in and is committed to racial justice work and must have the determination to drive this programme. You will be an experienced Programme Manager and be able to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of people and organisations: locally, regionally, and nationally.

You will be responsible for TPWNW (sub-regionally and regionally) and will:

  • Engage with a wide and diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Create a clear delivery plan to meet TPWNW’s strategic objectives.
  • Programme management including monitoring and reporting for TPWNW.

The role is new and an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of TPWNW.

This post is initially for one-year fixed term, with the possibility of extension of up to five years, subject to securing funding. During the term, the successful applicant will be employed by Lancashire BME Network and managed by the Chief Executive.

Closing Date: 25th September 2023 at 9am

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