Community Development Practitioner – East London Genes & Health

Are you passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities across East London? Do you want to contribute to one of the world’s largest community based genetic studies? Are you passionate about engaging people in medical research? Do you have the skills to engage with Bangladeshi and Pakistani people, organisations, faith institutions and schools to obtain medical research?

Can you develop and deliver exciting and creative projects across East London which will help to educate people about genes, bring buy-in and ownership for the project and help hold the project to account in the long run in regard to medical research? Can you unleash the power of social media to promote these projects?

We are looking to fill the role of a Community Development Practitioner for East London Genes & Health. You will support the Project Manager in designing the community engagement projects. You will be responsible for the delivery of creative engagement projects in regard to the ongoing research we are carrying out across five East London Boroughs. You will be required to gather participation from a cluster of schools, faith institutions and community organisations in order to meet our targets.

You will be expected to manage activities in a way that ensures responsibilities are fulfilled in a professional and collaborative manner in line with Social Action for Health’s values. Active contribution within the project team; effective and efficient communication; accurate monitoring and reporting; and building strong community and project team relationships are all elements critical for success in this role.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Jaber Khan at

The deadline for receipt of CV and covering letter is the 4th January 2017 and interviews to be held in our Hackney office on 9th January 2017.

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