Coproduction Associates (10182)

Coproduction Associates

Co-production is a way of working where service providers and organisations work together with service users and individuals with lived experience to reach a collective outcome.

We want our employees, customers, and volunteers to work collaboratively to co-create our Changing Futures programme.

Salary
N/A
Employment Type
Volunteer
Contract Hours
Flexible
DBS Required?
Yes
ECU Payable?
No
Job Location
Sheffield

Job Description

Co-Production Associates (10182)

Changing Futures is a joint initiative by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and the National Lottery Community fund.  The fund is for local organisations to work in partnership to better support those who experience multiple disadvantage.

Thanks to funding from the Changing Futures Programme, we’re looking for volunteers to work with us collaboratively on coproduction activities for the Changing Futures programme and other projects across Sheffield that both influence change in services and the way they are developed. 

 
Salary - N/A

Employment Type - Volunteer

Contract Hours - Flexible

DBS - May be required for certain projects

ECU Payable? - No

Job Location - Sheffield

 

Co-production Associate

What is Co-production?

Co-production is a way of working where service providers and organisations work together with service users and individuals with lived experience to reach a collective outcome.

 

How can you get involved?

We want our employees, customers, and volunteers to work collaboratively to co-create our Changing Futures programme. As a Co-production Associate, you will:

  • Work with people in a strengths-based way
  • Be passionate about working with people and improving their lives.
  • Co-design sessions, activities, and documents to support people.
  • Capture customer voice, to help develop our service.
  • Co-deliver training with our staff.

You can get experience in:

  • Co-design
  • Co-delivery
  • Co-facilitation
  • Co-evaluation
  • Peer Auditing of services
  • Steering Groups
  • Board meetings
  • Assessment Panels

Or just be part of our various group meetings and workshops, generating ideas and feedback for services and commissioners, building your confidence, skills and progression.

Examples of recent projects include co-designing a Coproduction Training package which is now being delivered across Sheffield, and co-designing a new women’s move on accommodation with Sheffield City Council. 


Other Opportunities to get involved

We’ll have plenty of ad-hoc volunteering opportunities to get involved in too, so if you’re not sure you can commit to the above roles just yet, you can still express an interest and we’ll be in touch to talk about options for using your lived experience to help us in other ways.

 

The benefits of volunteering with us

Whatever role suits you best, you’ll be able to make it your own, use your valuable experiences to help others and experience many benefits yourself. We’re sure that our volunteers will:

  • Gain a sense of purpose and achievement
  • Develop self confidence
  • Meet new people and have fun
  • Learn new skills and develop both personally and professionally
  • Be part of a growing community of people with common goals
  • Make a huge difference to people who need it

 

Training and Support

Our staff team will be with you every step of the way to provide support and help you to develop within your role.

We’ll also provide access to a co-designed ‘skills accelerator’ fund to support additional training or qualifications.

 

Remuneration and Expenses

We want to make sure you are not out of pocket for your involvement with us and we also want to recognise and value your time and contributions.  We can offer the following:

  • Registered childcare fees to cover time for any requested involvement work or coproduction workshops
  • Travel fares for coproduction involvement work, workshops, meetings, and training; these could be reimbursed to your bank account as ‘expenses’ or we can offer day bus passes.
  • We can offer payment for specific projects to recognise the value of your time – we can do this in other ways if you don’t want payment, for example offering wellbeing vouchers or support with your progression in a way that’s meaningful to you. 


About you, and how to get involved

We’re looking for enthusiastic and passionate people with experience of dealing with multiple disadvantage, which means overlapping problems at the same time. You must have dealt with three or more of the below issues,

  • Homelessness
  • Substance Misuse
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Contact with the Criminal Justice system

Ideally, you’ll have been in recovery for at least 1 year, be at the right point in your journey and will have embedded positive change that can inspire others.

 

If you think you can share your experiences to make a difference, there are a few different ways you can get in touch.

  • You can click the apply button below.
  • Email our team to register interest or get more information - ChangingFutures@syha.co.uk
  • You can contact a member of our team over the phone.

Lewis Goodyear Programme Coordinator (07970 399427)

Lowri Anderson Programme Coordinator (07570 297590)