Community Engagement Manager

University of Newcastle

Salary: £33,966 to £36,024 with progression to £44,263 per annum

Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits . We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

Closing Date: 08 October 2023

The Role

We are looking for a Community Engagement Manager to design, lead and coordinate a range of diverse initiatives that deliver community engagement with the Health Innovation Neighbourhood.  

The Health Innovation Neighbourhood (HIN) is a redevelopment project of a 29 acre brownfield site of the former General Hospital site in the West End of Newcastle. The redevelopment aims to

create a neighbourhood where the housing, environment, infrastructure, research and learning will help drive and inform healthier and sustainable living across the lifecourse. 

The West End of Newcastle is a diverse and highly populated urban area on the doorstep of the University which faces many challenges, including high levels of poverty and ill-health. It has a strong

voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, schools and services that are active in supporting their communities. The Health Innovation Neighbourhood will maximise both the environment

for its community but also for its potential as a ‘living lab’ to help answer critical questions facing global policy makers about healthy and sustainable ageing across the lifecourse. Community engagement

is vital to the success of HIN. This means working with communities through existing partnerships. Our Community Engagement Strategy and Action Plan has identified those existing organisations in the

vicinity of the HIN site that have the potential to engage. 

You will sit within the Engagement and Place Team and work closely with the Academic Director for HIN. To be highly successful in this role you will develop strong relationships with communities and

organisations in the West end of Newcastle and academics across Newcastle University to understand where the ambition of HIN and needs of local communities are aligned. 

We are keen to hear from applicants who have experience of delivering public events, have strong communication skills and are passionate about working with communities.  

This is role offered on a 2 year fixed term basis. We are currently working using hybrid model of some campus based and some home working however this role would require some weekend and

evening working in order to delivery engagement events.

If you would like to know more about the role before applying please contact Andrea Henderson, Head of Engagement, to arrange an informal discussion – [email protected].

To apply please upload a CV and letter of application, which outlines how you can evidence the criteria, set out in ‘The Person’ section of the job description . 

Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.

At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.

In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 26109


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