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Outreach & Engagement Practitioner, Women’s Pathway – Northern Ireland

Job Introduction

Full time. Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2027

Salary: £29,041 

Home-based, with some national travel and occasional attendance at the London office (approx. once per quarter)

Closing date for applications: Friday 26th July 2024

Interviews will take place online via video conference – August 2024.  

 

About Us

Founded in 1997, GamCare is one of the leading providers of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms. We operate the National Gambling Helpline, provide treatment for anyone who is harmed by gambling, create awareness about safer gambling and treatment, and encourage an effective approach to safer gambling within the gambling industry.

 

The Role

We are recruiting an Outreach & Engagement Practitioner in Northern Ireland to provide advice, brief and extended brief interventions to women affected by gambling harms, in a range of settings as well as identifying the need for more structured interventions and facilitating seamless referral through to the service and managing a client caseload where required.

This role will establish and build relationships with key organisations and professional services in Northern Ireland, to raise awareness of gambling harms and support the increase the referral of women into our support services.

The Women’s Pathway delivers awareness raising training for professionals and peer-support groups for women across the UK. The Outreach and Engagement Practitioner will work collaboratively with the training provision and holistic support spaces to ensure a joined-up offer to women and professionals.   

 

About You

As the successful candidate, you and your colleagues will build and maintain relationships with diverse organisations and services, raising awareness of and increasing referrals into the Women’s Pathway service offer.

 

As an Outreach and Engagement Practitioner, you will have demonstrable experience of managing a caseload of clients with varying needs who are seeking a change in behaviour to overcome harm caused. You will be confident identifying and engaging key stakeholders and developing relationships with a wide range of audiences.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Map the stakeholder landscape and identify new opportunities in Northern Ireland.
  • Develop relationships in the country with organisations, services, and key stakeholders across the diverse sectors.
  • Promote the Women’s Pathway service organisations, services, and key stakeholders to encourage the referral of women into support.
  • Support organisational leaders to create new processes for supporting women experiencing gambling harm.
  • Adhere to the key targets and quality expectations for service delivery set out in the GamCare Model of Care. 

Benefits You Can Enjoy

  • 33 days basic annual leave entitlement per annum (pro-rated for part-time colleagues) including bank holidays which increases with service.
  • A generous Pension Scheme - we contribute 6% and you contribute 2%. 
  • Discretionary company sick pay from day one of service. 
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24-hour support 

This post is subject to an access NI check.

GamCare are committed to offering the best support to people affected by gambling harms, as such we welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.

GamCare is an equal opportunities employer and doesn’t discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability. We are only able to facilitate visa sponsorship in very limited circumstances, so candidates outside of the UK or who don’t have the right to work in the UK need not apply.

For any further information on the role or if you require any reasonable adjustments at any stage of the application or recruitment process, please contact recruitment@gamcare.org.uk and the team will be happy to help.

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