Vacancy: Development worker, Forum Central

We have an exciting opportunity for a well-motivated and articulate person to join our enthusiastic team.  Forum Central is the voice of the health and care third sector in Leeds, bringing specialist knowledge around learning disabilities, mental health, older people and physical and sensory impairment.  We are looking for someone who can think strategically, has a strong understanding of the third sector and brings excellent partnership working, networking and influencing skills. This role will focus on the two areas of mental health and physical and sensory impairment.

This is a great opportunity to join us at a pivotal time for the health and care third sector in Leeds, and the job would offer the successful candidate an interesting, stimulating and rewarding portfolio of work.

Salary: SO1 pts 29–31, £25,951

Hours: 35 hours per week

Flexible working: Job share will be considered

Holidays: 28 days plus 8 public holidays pro rata

Contract: Fixed term until the end of March 2019

Deadline: Monday 12 June 2017

Shortlisting: Wednesday 14 June 2017

Interviews: Monday 26 June 2017

Purpose of the Post:

To support and develop Forum Central in its objectives including:

  • Represent the third sector in the health and care strategic planning and commissioning structures across the city. This role will focus on two areas: mental health; disabled people with physical and sensory impairments.
  • To support and promote third sector philosophy and practice for the improvement of all health and care services.
  • Promote effective communication and partnership between member agencies and with the statutory services.

For more details:

Contact Hannah Howe:  Call –  0113 242 1321 Email –


Application form (Word doc, 48 KB)

Job description (Word doc, 47 KB)

Person specification (Word doc, 26 KB)

To apply:

Please download and return your application form to

Or by post to Hannah Howe, Forum Central, Joseph’s Well, Hanover Walk, Leeds, LS3 1AB

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