JOBS: Lunch Positive recruiting service manager

Lunch Positive is a small Brighton-based charity that provides a well-attended weekly Friday lunch club to people living with and affected by HIV. Their services aim to improve the health and well-being of members (service users) and volunteers.

At the lunch club we provide a safe and supportive community space where members can:

♦ access a healthy and affordable meal

♦ meet and engage with others, thereby reducing social isolation

♦ find peer support from other HIV positive people, and gain support from volunteers

Lunch Positive act as a gateway and signpost to other services and support, including regular visiting outreach workers. We also run healthy eating workshops and other activities.

The lunch club is run by a large team of volunteers, many of whom are also members. We place a fundamental emphasis on member and volunteer involvement in the design, delivery and development of our services.

We are looking for a Service Manager to take responsibility for the effective planning and delivery of all the operational aspects of our organisation and its services.

The Service Manager will report to and work in liaison with the Trustee Board.

The Service Manager will also establish, develop and maintain key relationships with existing and potential stakeholders, particularly our volunteers and senior managers of outside agencies and care providers.

You will need to demonstrate a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the diverse requirements of this role, and be willing and able to become actively involved in all aspects of delivery and operations.

A good understanding of HIV, the complexities of living with an HIV diagnosis and the social and psychological impacts of HIV are required.

Relevant volunteer management experience, effective interpersonal and people leadership skills, together with a dynamic approach to strategic working are also essential.

Additionally, you will need to have a high degree of flexibility in the hours and days which you can work, in order to be available for when our services are open and to meet the varied needs of our organisation’s activities and events.

This role is funded for up to one year, with the possibility of extension subject to future funding being available.

♦ £30,948 pro-rata [£18,569]
♦ 28 days + Bank holidays (pro-rata)
♦ Wednesday, Thursday, 09.00 – 17.30; Friday 08.00 – 16.30
♦ Total per week 22.5 with some evening and weekend work
♦ Brighton & Hove and Eastbourne, with some home-working required

For more information about Lunch Positive, together with links to our governance page, Charity Commission entry, and annual reports, click here:

To apply for this role, click here: and go to ‘what’s happening’ section to download a copy of the job description and application form.

Completed application forms should be sent by e-mail to Steven Foster, Chair of Trustees, at to arrive no later than midday Monday, October 19 2015.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday, November 3.

Please note CVs will not be accepted. If you have any questions about this role, or the application process, please contact Steven Foster at the above e-mail.

Lunch Positive is an equal opportunities employer and we actively encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates with lived experience of HIV.

To download a copy of the Job Description, click here:


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