Lived Experience Coproduction Facilitator.

Job details
Posting date: 20 May 2024
Salary: £32,076 per year
Additional salary information: Competitive
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 17 June 2024
Location: Huntingdon, CB3 0AP
Company: Cambridgeshire County Council
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: Ref/52171/4410

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Changing Futures Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is an ambitious new partnership programme working to improve the experiences of people facing multiple disadvantage, (experience of homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, contact with criminal justice system and experience of domestic abuse) by enabling them to guide professionals across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in transforming local services and systems to achieve social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Changing Futures seeks to co-create transformational systems change, through partnership working and looks to establish an organic structure across Cambridgeshire to ensure the voice of individuals with lived experience of multiple disadvantage is central in strategic and senior levels across the system.

This role will work closely with the Coproduction, Inclusion and Involvement Manager to support the priorities of the project and to focus on facilitating Lived Experience spaces across Cambridgeshire and becoming engrained in local services and settings to meet experts where in a trusted place.

The role is based in Huntingdon, but you will need to travel around the county as required.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Joe Gilbert by email

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme
What will you be doing?

The post of Lived Experience Coproduction Facilitator will lead on the facilitation of multiple coproduction spaces for a one year fixed term, and aims to amplify the voice of and enable adults who have experienced disadvantage, (homelessness, mental health, substance misuse, offending behaviours and domestic abuse.) The postholder will ensure coproduction structures are working across Cambridgeshire and will be involved in the planning, design and evaluation of the services that they may need or use. To find out more about Coproduction please visit our website here.

The post holder will be expected to work with adults who are experiencing multiple crises, and we would expect the post holder to work in a trauma informed manner, to support the individual(s) or group(s), to engage with opportunities to engage in local coproduction networks or other potential opportunities where services look to include lived experience, we would also expect the post holder to engage with services to identify experts by experience.

We welcome applications from individuals with experience of multiple disadvantage and experience of being able to facilitate group spaces and workshops.

Frequent travel across Cambridgeshire will be expected as a key part of this role.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off. We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered. We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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