Violence Reduction Alliance Facilitator

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Thank you for your interest in the role of Violence Reduction Alliance Facilitator.

This document includes the key information about the role, the Violence Reduction Programme which is rolling out across Greater Manchester and how to apply.

  1. Introduction
    1a. About local VCSE infrastructure organisations
    The voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector is made of a wide range
    of different charities, community groups, not-for-profit companies and social
    enterprises. 17,494 of them are making a difference here in Greater Manchester.
    Click here to find out more about the VCSE in Greater Manchester
    It’s usual that in addition to those charities, community groups, not-for-profit
    companies and social enterprises there is one or more organisations whose role is to
    support, coordinate and develop the sector in their areas. These are often known as
    local infrastructure organisations and here in Greater Manchester they are Action
    Together, Bolton CVS, Bury VCFA, Groundwork, Macc, Salford CVS, Sector3 and Thrive
    Click here to find out more about local infrastructure organisations
    1b. About 10GM
    10GM is a joint venture to support the voluntary, community and social enterprise
    (VCSE) sector in Greater Manchester. The founding members are Action Together,
    Bolton CVS, Macc and Salford CVS. We are local infrastructure organisations operating
    strategically and collaboratively; our shared purpose is to champion local voluntary
    and community action and social enterprise across the city-region in order to improve
    the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Greater Manchester’s people and
    Click here to see more about 10GM
  2. About the Violence Reduction Programme
    The Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Greater Manchester Violence
    Reduction Unit worked with 10GM and other VCSE providers to co-design our
    approach to a community-led programme.
    In Greater Manchester we want to ensure that what we do is community led and codesigned with each community. A community-led violence reduction pilot is one of
    the Violence Reduction Unit’s flagship projects and is in line with the ambitions of the
    Greater Manchester Strategy and Public Service Reform programme to involve
    communities to identify priorities, problem solve and direct investment and
    interventions accordingly.
    The interventions we will invest in through the Violence Reduction Programme will
    prioritise young people aged 10-25 and their families.
    The model is to work with communities to identify the strengths, challenges and ideas
    for solutions in each locality, create a set of priorities, co-design the investment and
    build strong partnerships between partners to work together. A key step in rolling out
    the programme is the formation of a Local Violence Reduction Alliance – a partnership
    of organisations and communities.
    Click here to read more about how the programme works
    Violence Reduction Alliance Facilitator
    Role Description
    £28,000 pro rata (actual salary £14,000)
    Part-time (0.5 full-time equivalent)
    3 years
    Posts are available in all 10 boroughs of
    Greater Manchester
    Line Management:
    By the local infrastructure organisation
    for your preferred area (see 1a. above)
    We are very open to secondments to
    this role
  3. The Role
    10GM and the local infrastructure organisations of Greater Manchester are working
    together, with the Violence Reduction Unit of the Greater Manchester Combined
    Authority to roll-out the Violence Reduction Programme.
    Thanks to additional funding from the Home Office, we are now looking to recruit 10
    part-time Violence Reduction Alliance Facilitators – one in each borough of Greater
    Manchester. The overall purpose of the role is to support the setup, running, and
    delivery of the programme in a specific location.
    The role is the same everywhere, but different boroughs are at different stages of
    establishing the programme so the specific tasks and priorities will vary a little.
    Click here to find out more about rollout in each borough
    You will be employed by the relevant local infrastructure organisations (not by 10GM)
    and as part of the selection process we’ll ask you to tell us your preferred area. You are
    welcome to express a preference for working in two areas, to make a full-time job.
    If you’re passionate about making a difference this is a great opportunity to join a
    brand-new team and a programme addressing the underlying causes of violence and
    which is working together with communities to prevent it.
  4. Role Description
    The responsibilities of a Violence Reduction Alliance Facilitator are to:
    • Understand the local area – mapping the physical assets and to get to know
    who lives and works there
    • Engage with young people and communities to understand the strengths and
    challenges in a particular area
    • Co-design activities and priorities with young people, based on their ideas and
    • Support the creation of a local violence reduction action plan or similar
    • Make sure that the voices of young people and communities are heard
    throughout the Violence Reduction Programme
    • Create and strengthen communication and the relationships between Alliance
    • Support the activity of a local funding panel.
    • Collate relevant community information to inform strategic decision making.
    • Ensure that learning from the programme is shared with partners to develop
    stronger cross-sector and cross-borough relationships and developments.
    • Support regular networking, learning, feedback and engagement events.
    • Arrange, coordinate and provide training to partners.
    • Work with other local Violence Reduction Alliance Facilitators as a team to
    share resources and learning.
    • Produce regular update reports
  5. Who we’re looking for
    Overall, we’re looking for people who are passionate and motivated to make a
    difference in communities and the lives of young people. To help us find the right
    people we’ll look at your CV and supporting statement and talk to you about your
    experience in the following four things:
    • Working with others to plan a new service or implement change based on local
    need or the needs of service users
    • Managing relationships, including with local community members
    • Promoting and enabling networking between local organisations
    • Writing reports, to a given format
    We’ll also look (mainly at interview) for the following two skills and abilities:
    • Building and sustaining relationships with a range of partners
    • Communicating orally and in writing
    It will help your chances if you can also show us that you understand or know about
    the following three things:
    • Violence reduction and the Greater Manchester Serious Violence Action Plan
    • Services available to young people and families – ideally those here in Greater
    • The causes and impacts of inequality and of strategies to promote equality,
    diversity and inclusion.
  6. Recruitment information
    Post Violence Reduction Alliance Facilitator
    Closing date 12.00noon, Wednesday 20 July 2022
    Interview dates 25 – 29 July, initially online
    Contact for further
    For an informal conversation about the role, please contact
    To apply for this role, please submit:
    • Your CV 2 pages max
    • A Supporting Statement which describes how you meet the things we’re looking
    for (in section 5 above). 2 pages max
    Please email your CV and supporting statement with the subject ‘confidential job
    application’ to
    Your applied-for locations:
    Please complete this online form alongside your application to tell us which are your
    applied-for locations in Greater Manchester.
    About you:
    To help us monitor how effective our recruitment is, we would appreciate you
    providing some information about yourself. The information is completely anonymous
    and not linked to your application in any way.