Sexual Health Advisor and Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Lead


BHA for Equality are looking for 1 X Sexual Health Advisor and Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Lead to join their Greater Manchester sexual health team.

BHA is a leading health and social care charity that works to challenge health inequalities and support individuals, families & communities to improve their health & well-being.

We are seeking a passionate and motivated team member who is committed to improving the sexual health outcomes for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities.

You will be joining a friendly, creative, and dedicated collaborative team who are determined to reduce sexual health inequalities and challenge HIV related stigma and discrimination.

Overview of the area of work:

  • To lead on developing and implementation of BHA’s sexual health Asset Based Community Development strategy.
  • To lead on all risk management procedures for the asset-based community development.
  • Raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues (via digital and community-based engagement)
  • Undertake asset-based community development (ABCD) activities to support individuals and their communities to determine, mobilise and develop their assets.
  • Recruit, train, and support community assets across all boroughs of Greater Manchester.
  • Ensure people from all communities can access HIV testing and other prevention tools so that no-one is left behind.


Experience of working with marginalised communities and working in a health-related field would be advantageous to your application.

Knowledge and understanding of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities and the issues faced by them regarding access to sexual health provision would be essential.

The delivery of our work takes a blended approach (digital and community based) so strong interpersonal and digital skills are essential.

The benefits:

  • Salary – NJC SO1 SCP 23 – 25 (£27,741- £29,577 pro rata)
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays pro rata
  • Employers’ contributory pension scheme
  • Blended working
  • Flexi working
  • UNUM Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

We are taking positive action to encourage applications from Black, Asian and ethnic Minority men, trans and non-binary people to improve the representation of colleagues from these communities in our staff team.


Contract type: Fixed term until 30th June 2022 with the possibility of extension subject to funding

Hours: 35 hours per week including occasional evening and weekend work (for which time off in lieu will be given), as required. We would also consider applications from those who may be looking for a 28-hour post.  Please indicate on your application your preference.

Location: Manchester – remote initially due to Covid-19

Deadline for applications: 5pm 30th June 2021 (Please note late applications will not be accepted).

Interviews: 9th July 2021 via zoom

To request a full application pack with job description and person specification please:

Download the full application pack HERE or e-mail: recruitment@thebha.org.uk

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.K.

If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Emma Zurowski (Programme Lead) at emma@thebha.org.uk to arrange an informal telephone discussion.

Due to the nature of this post, Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service will be conducted on the successful applicant.