Opportunity to join a new Social Enterprise

We are always looking to welcome new people to join our team.

If you have lived experience of mental ill-health or of caring for someone who does, you would be very welcome to apply to work with us, either on projects or in our office.

We are looking for people to undertake a wide range of project work.

You should have a good level of understanding and some experience of working in one or more of the following areas:

  • Working with vulnerable adults
  • Training
  • Delivering presentations / public speaking
  • Project management

For most of our project work we provide training; usually a combination of classroom and experiential training.

To undertake any client work, you must also be able to provide a CRB or DBS which is less than 5 years old. Having something recorded will not usually prevent you from working with us.

For our office work, we are looking for people with experience in one of more of the following areas:

  • General admin
  • Office management / PA
  • Book-keeping
  • IT (software and / or hardware)
  • Windows: Word / Excel / PowerPoint

We are happy to provide training in some areas if you already have skills and experience in one or more of the above.

Our office is based in a quiet street in London SE17.

We also actively welcome people without lived experience to join our office team as volunteers.

Although EbyE (Consultants and office workers) is fairly well balanced in terms of gender, and has diversity in terms of ethnicity, we actively welcome people from BME backgrounds, as we would like our workforce to be made up of people from a wider range of BME backgrounds.

All of our workers are required to register with HMRC as self-employed, and to make an annual on-line return. This is a simple process, and we have an office worker who can help you (on a paid basis) should you wish. He can also give you general advice for free.

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Become a community researcher

Volunteers are needed to help evaluate the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care project, which focuses on coordinating people’s care across physical, mental and  social care needs so that they have a better experience of care, and are better supported to keep healthy and maintain their independence. The project is a partnership involving the NHS, the local councils and other agencies.
As part of the project evaluation, people who have been treated through the programme will be interviewed to find out their views and experiences of the approach.
Volunteer interviewers
The research team from Birmingham University carrying out the evaluation is looking for volunteers to help conduct the interviews.  The opportunity is open to people who have experience of using health and social care services in Lambeth or Southwark and are either:
  • aged over 60
  • living with a long-term health condition.

If you don’t qualify for this particular opportunity, why not consider becoming a Healthwatch Lambeth Ambassador.

The co-researcher role
As well as carrying out interviews jointly with the researchers, the trained volunteers, known as co-researchers, will also help to work out what questions will be asked in the interviews, and to make sense of the findings.
Co-reasearchers are required to take part in a three day training programme, which is unpaid. However, they will be paid £10 per hour for the time spent interviewing and all travel costs will be paid too. Co-researchers would be expected to carry out four interviews each, lasting two hours each. Training is likely to start in January 2014 and will take place in Southwark or Lambeth.
As well as carrying out interviews, there will be further opportunities for co-researchers to contribute to the project if they wish to do so. This might include, for example, commenting on the research findings and working with the research team to produce a final report. These contributions will not be paid.
Find out more
Download the role description and the application form.  As there are only six places available, you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.
You may also be interested in becoming a Healthwatch Lambeth Ambassador.