JOB VACANCY: Restore – MHFA Instructor (BAME Connector) (p/t)

Role summary: Oxford, UK (Travelling across UK will be required), 3 days a week with flexibility, £9,960 per annum plus we will fund your training and CPD courses worth £5000 and pay you whilst you train.
Are you passionate about delivering training in mental health and how it can positively impact recovery? Do you have the skills to engage learners in how to recognise symptoms of mental health problems, how to provide initial help and how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help? Do you enjoy the challenge of a rewarding and stimulating role? We are looking for a highly organised, skilled communicator who is able to empower the learners.
The overall purpose of this exciting opportunity is to deliver MHFA courses to BAME communities to help reduce the stigma and improve knowledge and understanding around mental ill health.
An MHFA instructor is required to be qualified and accredited by MHFA England. We will fund your training, and pay you whilst you train.
If any of these apply to you, then we would like to hear from you!

Job location (usual place of work): Oxfordshire

Pay rate: £9,960 per annum

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: MHFA Instructor (BAME Connector)

Applications close on date: 09/02/2020

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Permanent

Job description: The aim of this role is to champion diversity to encourage and promote inclusion and equality for those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. This will ensure that the work is reflected in Restore’s values that we advocate.
The BAME MHFA Instructor will be the key representative of BAME members who will work to help improve stigma around mental ill health in BAME communities by enhancing interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
As the BAME MHFA instructor, you should be friendly and approachable, organised and able to train BAME members in a sensitive manner as there will be cultural differences.

MHFA INSTRUCTOR BAME Connector

MHFA Instructor (BAME Connector) – How to apply

What are we looking for?
Are you passionate about delivering training in mental health and how it can positively impact recovery? Do you have the skills to engage learners in how to recognise symptoms of mental health problems, how to provide initial help and how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help? Do you enjoy the challenge of a rewarding and stimulating role? We are looking for a highly organised, skilled communicator who is able to empower the learners.
The overall purpose of this exciting opportunity is to deliver MHFA courses to BAME communities to help reduce the stigma and improve knowledge and understanding around mental ill health.
An MHFA instructor is required to be qualified and accredited by MHFA England. We will fund your training, and pay you whilst you train.

Key Responsibilities

This is an outreach and developmental role, working with in BAME led organisations to develop effective community links and networks to promote and deliver Mental Health First Aid training and help reduce the effect of Mental Health stigma in the local communities.

We want to enable you to become a qualified MHFA instructor. An MHFA instructor is required to be qualified and accredited by MHFA England. We will fund your training, and pay you whilst you train.

This post requires a dynamic and committed person to deliver MHFA in Oxfordshire and occasionally elsewhere in the UK. The post will assist in marketing, developing, and delivering Mental Health First Aid for Restore.

The Mental Health First Aid Instructor is responsible for promoting and delivering Mental Health First Aid training.

Delivering MHFA

• Deliver MHFA training to a high standard, enabling people to become skilled MHFA Aiders
• Promote and market MHFA aiming to recruit both individuals and organisations onto MHFA courses
• Co-ordinate MHFA bookings include arranging venue hire and catering
• Manage the collection and reporting of MHFA data, including learner details
• Assist in the design and delivery of bespoke Mental Health in the Workplace training courses

General Responsibilities

• Carry out administrative duties such as data entry, record keeping, emails, course bookings and invoicing, and produce reports in line with MHFA England and funder requirements
• Participate in, and make use of staff meetings
• Participate in, and make use of supervision
• Demonstrate commitment to Restore’s aims and values, addressing race, culture, gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, age and other discrimination in relation to mental health issues
• Work with other Restore staff as part of a team
• Attend annual Continuing Professional Development Training as required
• Abide by all Restore policies, procedures and protocols
• Undertake any other duties as may be required by Restore
• To cover for other instructors during periods of absence if needed

To apply, please contact: At this stage of application, we require only a CV (curriculum vitae) and a covering letter. The covering letter should address how you meet the criteria outlined in the person specification. Please see the ‘essentials’ and ‘desirable’ criteria under the shortlisting criteria. We suggest you address each point individually clearly stating how you meet the criteria. It is a good idea to use separate headings for each point

Please note that we are unable to shortlist any applications that do not demonstrate how they meet the criteria outlined in the person specification responsibilities below.

Shortlisting Criteria (to demonstrate on application)
Essential:
• Significant experience in working with BAME communities.
• A positive respectful approach to BAME communities and able to use reach out to different communities and work on own initiative
• Computer literate to use emails and use Microsoft applications to create presentations
• Strong administrative skills for data inputting, to write reports and keep records
• Ability to inspire confidence and empathise with a wide diversity of community groups
• Experience of public speaking or teaching/ delivering training courses effectively
• Ability to form good effective working relationships and work as part of a team
• Positive attitude towards people with mental health issues
• Enthusiastic approach to reducing stigma associated with mental ill health
• Full driving licence and access to own vehicle

Desirable:
• From a BAME background
• Ability to speak other languages in addition to English
• Knowledge of working with BAME communities, migrants, refugees or asylum seekers and the issues faced to accessing services
• Training/teaching qualifications, e.g. AET (Award in Education and Training)
• Experience of effective networking
• Good knowledge about mental health issues
• MHFA qualification
• Experience of delivering training in a diverse range of topics

If you want to have an informal conversation about this role, please telephone Faye on 01865 455821,

Please send applications to jobs@restore.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 9th February (midnight).

Interviews for this post will be held on Tuesday, 18th February.

We may contact you for further information during the short listing process.

Please note we are not an NHS Employer.