Role: Digital and Social Engagement Officer

Reports to: Chief Executive 

Salary: £24,964 - £27,960

Based: London

Closing date: 12pm, Wednesday 26 July. 

Terms: 

  • Three year fixed term contract, in line with funding.
  • Flexible 35 hours per week, with some evening and weekend work required.
  • 25 days annual leave entitlement.
  • London wide travel required.
  • 5% Pension contribution

The Health Equality and Rights Organisation (HERO) the parent organisation of GMFA – the gay men’s health charity is seeking a Digital and Social Engagement Officer who is passionate about tackling LGBT+ health inequalities to build an online help and support hub for LGBT+ people living in London, while expanding HERO/GMFA’s LGBT+ projects and working with the HERO/GMFA team on existing public facing campaigns and fundraising.

HERO/GMFA are expanding its LGBT+ work and developing a new online information and support site for LGBT+ people called ‘OutLife’. This will replace the existing ‘LGBT Fact Site’.

The core of this work is supported by The City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust and delivered in partnership with LGBT Consortium.


The Role

The successful candidate will work in partnership with the LGBT Consortium to deliver the online help and support platform for LGBT+ people living in London. This service will be hosted on HERO/GMFA’s new information and advice site for LGBT+ people called OutLIfe. Three days a week will be dedicated to developing the help and support hub.  

As part of this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development of ‘OutLife’, by creating advice and support content, both written and video, expanding OutLife’s social reach and supporting any additional projects HERO/GMFA provides though OutLife.

This role will support the Digital and Social Engagement Manager in producing FS magazine and social media support.

In addition, this role will also support HERO/GMFA’s fundraising appeals and support HERO/GMFA’s Community Engagement Officer while co-ordination with HERO/GMFA volunteers.

The ideal person will have some experience within a similar role, but it's not essential. Please give as much information about your previous experiences, skills and achievements using the 'Person Specification'. 


Job description: Word | PDF

Person Specification: Word | PDF

Job application: Word

Equalities Monitoring Form: Word


If you are interested in applying, please send all the completed forms, along with your CV, to ian.howley@gmfa.org.uk by noon on Wednesday 26 July.

Your application form should detail how you meet the competencies on the Person Specification.

Interviews will be held during the day on 9 August in London.

HERO and GMFA are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.


About HERO - the health equality and rights organisation 

The mission of HERO is to improve the health, enhance the well-being and champion the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

Our mission is a guiding principle governing all our work. We believe HERO’s role is to provide the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities with accurate and credible information, and with the skills that enable them to make informed choices and exercise control over their own actions.

About GMFA - the gay men's health charity 

Originally named Gay Men Fighting AIDS, and later just GMFA, HERO’s initial remit was to campaign for more targeted HIV prevention work aimed at gay men, and to raise awareness of HIV amongst gay men.

GMFA was founded in 1992, by a group of gay men who felt that there was not enough HIV prevention work being specifically targeted at gay men. GMFA quickly earned a reputation for delivering frank, honest and often sexy campaigns for gay men. In 2011 GMFA became HERO, to enable us to deliver work to address health inequalities that affect the broader lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Our sexual health and HIV prevention work for gay men, which remains our core work, is still branded as GMFA.

The objects of HERO and GMFA as set out in the memorandum and articles of association are, as amended on 1st June 2011:

a) To protect and preserve public health in particular amongst the gay male, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population of the United Kingdom.

b) To advance public education in the subjects affecting the health of the gay male, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population including the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of illness, in particular through the promotion of research and the dissemination of the useful results of research.