Pride in Practice is a quality assurance and social prescribing programme for health care services that strengthens and develops service providers’ relationships with their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) patients within their local communities.
Despite the introduction of the Sexual Orientation Monitoring Information Standard in 2018, sexual orientation is not collected consistently across the health and social care system. Trans status is collected in one dataset, and as yet there is no Information Standard for collecting data on gender identity and trans status. The needs of minority groups, such as LGBT people, are often not recognised or addressed:
- They might not get the right health advice or treatment
- They might be at increased risk of certain conditions
- They may not get their needs met in mainstream services
The post-holder will deliver a project based at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust focused on LGBT inclusion within mental health services and sexual orientation and trans status monitoring.
The post-holder will work as part of a team of enthusiastic and dedicated account managers who work with health care providers to ensure delivery of Pride in Practice.
- Ensure ongoing excellence in the delivery of Pride in Practice.
- Support development of the Pride in Practice model for Mental Health Trusts.
- Deliver onsite training sessions for staff based at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust.
- Inspire health care professionals to reflect on their service delivery and to implement Pride in Practice’s best practice model for inclusive service delivery to LGBT people.
- Provide a professional account management service to departments engaging in the project, supporting their ongoing learning and development
- Build and maintain positive relationships with Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust and wider stakeholders.
We particularly welcome applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), trans, and/or older (50+) as colleagues from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our organisation.
*We use trans as an umbrella and inclusive term to describe people whose gender identity differs in some way from the gender they were given at birth, including non-binary people, people who cross dress and all those who partially or incompletely identify with their sex assigned at birth.
Find out more on the LGBT Foundation's website here you can view the Job Description and download the Job Application and Equal Opps forms.