CASS Community Engagement Worker

We have an exciting opportunity to drive change in Bristol by joining the CASS team as a Community Engagement Worker for Inner City and East Bristol.

CASS is a unique service that works with community, equality and faith groups to improve knowledge, confidence and awareness of mental health and emotional wellbeing, and improve links to services in Bristol. Find out more about CASS here, and our recent work here. The work we do links community resilience and development, equalities, and access to mental health services – all of which are more critical than ever as we recover from the pandemic and consider ways to build a more equal world.

As a CASS Community Engagement Worker, you will have a key role in engaging groups to increase their confidence and awareness of mental health and emotional wellbeing: maintaining relationships with community groups and equality groups; delivering workshops and events; and creating projects that will support groups to get their members involved in talking about mental health. Each Community Engagement Worker will take on a specialism around an equality strand, and we welcome interest from those with lived experience around equalities, and/or who are already embedded in a locality through work, volunteering or their personal life.

This post is 24 hours per week, fixed term until March 2023, and you will be employed by Wellspring Settlement. The salary is £21,496 – £23,573 pro rata per annum, with successful applicants starting at the bottom of the scale.

“For two years running I’ve attended the CASS Network event, both times I’ve come away absolutely ‘buzzing’! I’m a Community Development Worker and value the work that CASS does; it enables me to link up with so many organisations who want to work together to offer a great service to people in their community. CASS connects people and it’s great!” – Community Development Worker, Stockwood

CASS is commissioned by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, and is managed by Wellspring Settlement on behalf of the Healthy Living Consortium, a partnership of three organisations across Bristol; Wellspring Settlement in Inner and East Bristol, Knowle West Health Park in South Bristol, and Southmead Development Trust in North Bristol.

About Wellspring Settlement
We’ve brought together the best of two long standing community organisations to strengthen how we serve our local community. Wellspring Settlement enables our community to actively participate in positive, life-affirming activities. We offer a unique space for residents of Barton Hill and the wider area to celebrate, learn, create, develop, relax, socialise and play. From young people to the more mature, from new residents of our locality to those who have lived here all their lives, everyone is welcome.

About Knowle West Health Park
Helping you to achieve better health and wellbeing, no matter where you are starting from. It’s easier to make changes with someone cheering you on! We offer a range of services and activities for all ages, and all levels of health and fitness – basically there is something for everyone! Our main goal is to provide high quality services to prevent illness, promote good health and assist recovery after medical treatment.

About Southmead Development Trust
We work alongside residents in North Bristol to help to keep communities strong, resilient, and resourceful. Our expert teams connect with adults, children, families and community groups to offer support with physical and mental health, employment and training, area regeneration, and community business. We create and provide inspiring community spaces for events, meetings, training and business. Whether you’re an individual or an organisation, we are here to help you enable growth and to support positive wellbeing.

How to apply
We are applying a rolling deadline which will close once the right candidate has been appointed. You can find the full job description here, and if you wish to apply or have any questions, please contact Edouard Guidon, Locality Hub Manager for Wellspring Settlement, for an initial conversation. This will be your opportunity to find out more about the role and tell us a bit more about yourself.

If the role appeals to you, you’ll be invited to share your CV and a covering letter directly addressing the following two questions:
1. Why you want the post?
2. What skills you will bring to the role?

If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to interview with our CASS recruitment panel at a suitable time.
Edouard can be contacted at edouard.guidon@wsb.org.uk or via 0117 304 1400. Please note that his working days are Monday to Wednesday.