Doing What Matters Most

Project information

We are delighted to have been awarded National Lottery Community Fund funding for a 3 year 'Doing What Matters Most' initiative. This programme of work is about investing in the infrastructure that enables the collaborative community to achieve and demonstrate collective impact in two areas:

The general infrastructure which supports and enables the development of multi agency complex needs work in the hub, and gathers evidence to demonstrate collective impact.

The specific infrastructure which develops the support offer and gathers evidence to influence system change in 3 priority areas:

  1. Gender Matters - Transforming outcomes for women in crisis and recovery
  2. Learning Matters - Improving opportunities for people to learn and transform
  3. Mental Health Matters - Improving the community response to mental illness.


We Are Recruiting

We are currently recruiting for two new and exciting roles to support this programme of work:

1. A Community Mental Health Lead to develop the Mental Health Matters strand of work. This will involve supporting and developing the community response to mental illness, the promotion of mental health and wellbeing at CoLab, and bridging the clinical and community aspects of the offer. 

We are looking for someone who has experience of mental health practice and a good working knowledge of both community and clinical provision. Someone who understands the importance of responding to mental health challenges sensitively, compassionately and practically; who values the contribution of the person, their family or carer, and the broad range of services available to offer support in crisis and opportunity for recovery. 

Application Pack and Job Description

Job Reference: CMH 08/21

Role:  Community Mental Health Lead

Responsible to: CEO

Salary: £32,349 FTE pro rata

Hours: 30 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term until 30th June 2024


2. A Collective Impact Officer to co-design, develop and project manage the implementation of a new Collective Impact Framework. This will involve working with the CEO and wider stakeholders to develop a framework and toolkit for measurement of impact. To identify shared outcome goals and tools to meaningfully capture individual and community responses to support, and creative means of sharing and representing work in local, community, and system conversations. 

We are looking for someone who is confident in working with qualitative and quantitative data and has experience of conducting research, preferably participatory research in complex and/or community settings. Someone who will be able to bring ideas and expertise to the conversation about evaluating impact, and be credible and helpful in guiding the team. 

Application Pack and Job Description

Job Reference: CIO 08/21

Role:  Collective Impact Officer

Responsible to: CEO

Salary: £28,184 FTE pro rata

Hours: 30 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term until 30th June 2024


How To Apply

Colab Exeter is committed to promoting a positive approach to equality, diversity and inclusion and values the benefits of employing a diverse range of talented people.

To apply, please submit an up to date CV plus a covering letter that is no longer than 2 sides of A4, summarising why you are interested in the role and how your experience, skills, and values align with the job description and person specification.

Submit applications quoting the job reference with a completed diversity monitoring form to  

Application Deadline (extended): 12pm Thursday 9th September 2021

Interviews: Friday 24th & Monday 27th September


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