Health Improvement Manager (Minority Ethnic Health)

  • Part time
  • £35,127 pro-rata
  • Hybrid Working (WFH and office based in Glasgow)
  • Closing 15th December 2023

  • Advertised from 21st November 2023
  • 22.5 hours a week. Permanent.
  • Holidays: 37 days, including public holidays.


Waverley Care is Scotland’s leading HIV and hepatitis C charity. We are at an exciting point in our history as Scotland strives to reach the goal of zero transmissions by 2030, and we are determined to play an essential role in getting us there. See for more information.

The Health Improvement Manager (Minority Ethnic Health) is a new and exciting position, managing a team at Waverley Care which works with Minority Ethnic communities across Glasgow and Lanarkshire to increase awareness about sexual health and blood borne viruses (BBV), in particular HIV and hepatitis B, as well as offering BBV testing and supporting people with a BBV to live well.

Our projects also engage communities to disseminate health messages through peer-led education and awareness raising, provide condoms to community venues for onward distribution, and work in partnership with community groups to ensure no one who may need our service is unable to access it, and this new position will play a key role in helping to shape and manage this work.

The successful candidate will line manage a team of experienced Health Improvement Coordinators who work with Minority Ethnic communities, in particular people from African communities or heritage or people from Chinese communities or heritage. They will also lead on the facilitation of free formula milk provision for babies born to parents living with HIV.

They will work closely with the Senior Health Improvement Managers to support management of these projects, including reporting to funders, representing Waverley Care at external meetings, and working with the team to develop best practice. They will also work closely with Waverley Care’s Development Manager for Minority Ethnic Health to look at the national picture, finding innovative ways to make sure that experiences and persons from minority ethnic communities are involved as Scotland looks to get to zero new HIV transmissions for all by 2030.

We are looking for someone who can bring the following attributes to the role:

  • Ability to lead on the management of our work in innovative ways and using your own initiative
  • A respected manager who can inspire a staff team to deliver high quality care and support services
  • Confidence to represent the charity in a range of different meetings, including meetings with funders and the NHS
  • Experience of community outreach/engagement
  • Develop strong working relationships across a range of teams and stakeholders who work with us to deliver services
  • A demonstrable interest in, and passion for, improving the lives of people affected by blood borne viruses.
  • Given the nature of this role, it is a genuine occupational requirement that candidates for this post should identify as being from a Minority Ethnic community.

In return, we offer a supportive environment with a wide range of benefits to staff, including flexible working, enhanced sick pay, enhanced maternity benefit, an employer pension, a Cycle to Work Scheme, external supervision for front line staff, a recognition agreement with UNISON, and opportunities for continuous learning and development.

For enquiries related to this role, please contact: Jo Sykes (, Senior Health Improvement Manager.

Application notes

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Completed applications should be e-mailed to by 10am on Friday 15th December. Interviews will be held in January.