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Team Leader – Sexual Health Promotion Services

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Team Leader – Sexual Health Promotion Services

Based: Based in Central Birmingham, though travel to sites in Birmingham and Solihull will be required.

Terms: Permanent Contract

37 hours per week, with evening and weekend work

NJC scale P29 £25,951 to SCP31 £27,668 plus up to 5% matched pension contribution

25 days annual leave entitlement

Responsible to: Sexual Health Services Manager

Overall Aims:

  • To reduce the incidence of STI infection and poor sexual health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBT) people in Birmingham & Solihull.
  • To reduce late diagnosis of HIV in Birmingham & Solihull.

Main areas of responsibility include:

  • To develop expertise in and focus the majority of work on the following target group: MSM/LGBT individuals. To maintain and use the skills required to work with all population groups where necessary.
  • To support the sexual health services manager in the day to day operational management, performance and monitoring of sexual health services with an emphasis on health and safety and quality standards of services (including clinical quality).
  • To support the sexual health services manager in producing performance and qualitative reports as necessary.
  • To line manage a team of sessional sexual health outreach workers and supervise, and motivate sexual health team members on a daily basis.
  • To participate in on call duties
  • To delegate tasks and set deadlines
  • Oversee day-to-day operation of the sexual health promotion work
  • Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture
  • To develop the sexual health services rota and ensure the service is covered
  • To undertake outreach work, and pop up sexual health clinics focusing on the following target groups: LGBT community groups, areas/ events where the above may go – assessing need in relation to the safer sex and sexual health.
  • To carry out outreach work to Public Sex Environments, semi-public sex environments and sex on premises venues and other settings; virtual and physical where target group members may meet to have sex or arrange sex and to monitor and evaluate the work at regular intervals. This work will involve the requirement to access men in male only environments such as public toilets and male only saunas and sex clubs.
  • To develop forums, groups and events that meet the needs MSM/LGBT individuals
  • To offer information and sexual health resources including condoms and lube in a variety of settings; including over the telephone, face to face and over internet.
  • To deliver appropriate community based sexual health interventions including HIV point of care tests (POCT) and chlamydia tests to the target groups in community settings. To market these services, monitor and evaluate them. To work in partnership, with appropriate agencies, to develop these services further.

 

Main duties of post:

  1. To assess needs in relation to safer sex and sexual health of gay men, bisexual men and men who have sex with men as a whole and higher risk sub-groups identified with in this target group, as well as bi/ gay women and trans people.
  2. To support the sexual health services manager in the day to day operational management, performance and monitoring of sexual health services with an emphasis on health and safety and quality standards of services (including clinical quality).
  3. To support the sexual health services manager in producing performance and qualitative reports as necessary.
  4. To line manage a team of sexual health outreach workers
  5. To develop the sexual health services rota and ensure the service is covered at all times
  6. To participate in on call duties
  7. To develop ways of working around perceived, felt and expressed needs of gay men, bisexual men and men who have sex with men, as well as lesbian/bi women and trans people around safer sex, in conjunction with the Sexual Health Services Manager and Birmingham LGBT Sexual Health Team.
  8. To provide relevant, accurate and accessible information focusing on the needs of gay men, bisexual men and men who have sex with men, as well as lesbian/bi women and trans people allowing them to make informed choices about their sexual health.
  9. To deliver a programme of outreach work, in conjunction with other sexual health outreach worker team, sessional outreach workers and the sexual health services manager.
  10. To work with existing LGBT community groups, commercial gay scene, venues, university groups and other appropriate organisations to improve service delivery for gay men, bisexual men and men who have sex with men and lesbian/ bi and trans women.
  11. To represent the project on relevant bodies and committees as identified by the sexual health services manager.
  12. To participate in the development and distribution of health campaigns organised by Birmingham LGBT and the Umbrella Partnership and other agencies: local, national and international.
  13. To support volunteers working with the project, providing supervision during outreach, as well as supporting the Peer Mentor Coordinator to deliver training and support.
  14. To attend meetings, as appropriate.
  15. To monitor all work delivered using the appropriate systems and complete reports on work as required.
  16. To support sexual health outreach staff and sessional workers working with the project, particularly around complex issues.
  17. To be largely self-servicing, undertaking administrative tasks as appropriate.
  18. To facilitate the establishment of groups to meet gaps in service provision.
  19. To deliver safer sex workshops, focusing on gay men, bisexual men and men who have sex with men, as well as bi/ gay women and trans people.
  20. To work with the Sexual Health Services Manager to identify own training and development needs and undertake such training.
  21. To take an active role in staff meetings and supervision.
  22. To participate in research and evaluation programmes.
  23. To participate in funding bids and tenders if required.
  24. To work within policies, procedures and budgets set by the Birmingham LGBT’s Board, including the Confidentiality and Equal Opportunities policies.
  25. To carry out other duties as may from time to time be reasonably required.
  26. To prepare for, and attend, regular supervision, and annual appraisal.
  27. To be aware of, and work within, Health and Safety legislation.
  28. The ability to work flexible hours. This post requires evening and weekend working on a regular basis.

Job Summary

Posted on: 05-10-2017
Contract Type: Permanent
Type: Full Time
Location: Birmingham, England
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