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Engagement Worker (Friends of Merstham/Local Conversation Project)

We are currently seeking to employ an Engagement Worker to support local people to have a greater say in their community

The Engagement Worker will work to increase engagement with people living in targeted areas within Merstham with the aim of supporting residents to develop and deliver a range of community based projects funded by a bid to the People’s Health Trust (Local Conversations funding) with money raised by the Health Lottery. The aim of the project is to reduce health inequalities by increasing involvement in our community. All projects will be designed and led by local people

Local Conversations is a People’s Health Trust initiative which involves supporting residents to develop a shared vision for their community and take local action on issues that matter to them.

 People’s Health Trust currently funds 20 Local Conversations across Great Britain. It engages with local communities over the longer term (up to nine years), so that they can determine how and when resources are best spent within their local area.

 The programme aims to reduce health inequalities by ensuring that control is collectively in the hands of local people. Research shows that the extent to which people can control what happens to them is one of the key social determinants of health. Each Local Conversation is in a neighbourhood experiencing disadvantage with approximately 4,000 to 5,000 residents

Hours of work: 36hrs per week (evening and weekend working will be required to meet the needs of the role)

Salary; £24-£25Kpa

To apply send a CV and supporting statement (making reference to the job description and person specification, see documents below) to

Closing Date: 29 July

For an informal chat about the role, contact Charlotte on 01737 333461

Engagement Worker

Person Spec June 2019



Our volunteers Zoe and Vince receiving the Mayors Award 2018 for volunteering on behalf of the MCFT team

We would love to hear from you if you would like to give some of your time to help us run the Facility and support local people. We currently need volunteers for the following roles:

  • IT Buddy
  • Receptionist
  • Helpers

If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved,
Call Merstham Community Facilities Trust on
Tele. 01737 333461 or Email us:

Our Supporters

Merstham Community Facility Trust is a Charity (No. 1121420) set up to provide a venue in the heart of Merstham for the benefit of our community.

The majority of our income is generated through hire fees, with the remainder coming from grants. The Trust only exists because of the generousity of our supporters including:

  • Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
  • Learning and Skills Council (facilitated by Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership)
  • Raven Housing Trust
  • Merstham Millennium Trust
  • Surrey Community Foundation (Grassroots Fund)
  • Anchor Staying Put
  • Surrey County Council Local Area Committee
  • Reigate and Banstead CVS
  • Wates
  • Cargill Cares
  • Credit Suisse