NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is one of the largest healthcare systems in the UK employing around 40,000 staff in a wide range of clinical and non-clinical professions and job roles. We deliver acute hospital, primary, community and mental health care services to a population of over 1.15 million and a wider population of 2.2 million when our regional and national services are included.
The shift pattern is Office hours (0845 – 1700)
This is a Fixed term post for 22 months
This post is funded through the national "Cash-First: Towards Ending the Need for Food Banks in Scotland" plan. This sets out Scottish Government’s human rights approach to tackling food insecurity and outlines nine collaborative actions to be taken over the next three years to improve the response to financial hardship and start to reduce the need for emergency food parcels. As part of this plan, funding has been made available to eight local partnerships to develop locally appropriate ‘Cash-First approaches’. Glasgow has been selected to be one of these partnerships.
This Practitioner Specialist will lead the development and delivery of a Cash-First project in Glasgow, in line with this national plan, which further develops partnership approaches to addressing food insecurity and reducing income crises in the city. It will provide the impetus needed to deliver key commitments within the Glasgow City Food Plan’s ‘Food Poverty/ Fair Food for All’ theme, and help to ‘improve access to healthy affordable food and reduce food insecurity.’
The post holder will develop and deliver actions relating to the Fair Food for All (food poverty) theme of the Glasgow City Food Plan in line with the national Cash-First plan. This will include:
• Building robust referral pathways and strong connections across partners to develop a city-wide co-ordinated response focused on responding appropriately to (and in the longer term, preventing) income crises.
• Developing a more co-ordinated response to supporting those in food poverty, by continuing to develop cash first principles and approaches to help transition away from food aid referrals.
• Developing support and learning opportunities so that frontline staff have an understanding of poverty incorporating the broader issues of destitution and food insecurity and are confident in the referral pathways to advice and cash first support.
• Building on the service access routes created by Glasgow City Council and GCVS during the pandemic as routes into help for people needing support on a wide range of issues including food insecurity and financial inclusion.
• Link with the Glasgow City Food Plan’s actions to enhance easy access to healthy, affordable, fresh food in local communities and learn from the variety of support models being implemented and tested across Glasgow and Scotland.
The post holder will work closely with Glasgow’s Fair Food For All Partnership along with community-led organisations from across the city.
Applicants should have knowledge of the public health field, acquired through a relevant degree. Experience of developing and evaluating community interventions and community-based research involving qualitative and quantitative methods, diversity, community engagement and empowerment are essential. Applicants will also have excellent project management skills and will be a confident and clear communicator (both verbal and written), with the ability to work credibly across the community sector and to communicate with staff at a range of levels and from different disciplines to achieve results.
This is a fixed-term full time post (22months at FT) due to the nature of funding for the project by the Scottish Government. We welcome applications from candidates seeking secondments.
An information session for potential applicants will be held on 9th January 2024 at 12.30pm via MSTeams where potential candidates can meet some members of the interview panel. If you would like to register for this event, please contact email@example.com.
We welcome applications from disabled people and BME communities in particular as we recognise the historic underrepresentation of these protected characteristics in our workforce. Evidence of experience from both paid and non-paid work settings such as volunteering and personal life will be valued.
Under the Equality Act 2010, Section 159, we reserve the right to take positive action in recruitment of this post in relation to:
(a) persons who share a protected characteristic suffer a disadvantage connected to the characteristic, or
(b) participation in an activity by persons who share a protected characteristic is disproportionately low.
Informal Contact: Jill Muirie, Public Health Programme Manager, Tel No: 07753747703
Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Packs
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde encourages applications from all sections of the community. We promote a culture of inclusion across the organisation and are proud of the diverse workforce we have.
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