Inclusive Boards is supporting Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity in their search for 4 new Portfolio Manager (community engagement) for a 6 month fixed contract with the possibility for an extension.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity are an independent, urban health foundation who work with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and others to improve the health of people in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. They are one of the UK’s largest charitable foundations. For over 500 years they have been based in and focused on improving people’s health in Lambeth and Southwark. Their boroughs are two of the UK’s most diverse areas and have some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country.
This role will also give the successful applicants the opportunity to work on multiple projects across one or more of the charity’s four focused Programmes to deepen their knowledge of a specific health issue and the opportunity to contribute to strategy development. One (FTE) Portfolio Manager (community engagement) will work in a dedicated fashion on the charity’s multiple long-term conditions programme which aims to weaken the unfair link between precarious work, finances and housing and health.
• Deep experience of London’s communities (ideally Lambeth and Southwark), whether professionally or personally, and the challenges and opportunities they offer around improving community health
• Strategic thinking and setting plans/strategies (this could be in any context, including your personal life, employment or a volunteering role)
• Structuring and methodically collecting information, analysing and developing plans of support for community organisations and managing relationships with grantees
• An understanding of grant making, but with an openness to developing a flexible / innovative approach to working (this could be through working or volunteering for a grant funded organisation)
• An understanding of the foundation blocks for what makes organisations effective and work for people’s needs – especially in communities in Lambeth / Southwark
What you will bring to the role
• Strong engagement skills especially with diverse communities and an understanding and deep empathy or lived experience of the issues facing diverse leaders in Lambeth and Southwark communities during this moment
• Inclusive and quality communication skills, either written or verbal, in order to effectively communicate with partners
• The ability to independently work in uncertainty, fast changing environments and on issues that are complex in nature and don’t have silver bullet solutions Great listening skills, understanding the importance of hearing and taking meaning from what people are communicating before replying /actioning
• A growth mindset where you look at problems and issues as opportunities to learn and are constantly seeking to help others to grow and overcome their challenges
• An inclusive working style whereby you take responsibility and own actions, but also focus on bringing others into conversations
• A creative strategic thinker who can look at a complex problem and come up with solutions
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The deadline for applications is Monday 23rd November at 09:00