The Rainbow Project would like to recruit a Volunteer Health Outreach Development Officer responsible for managing our Outreach programme. Please find below the job description for the post. For more details or an application pack please contact James Copeland on 028 90319030 or email

The closing date for this position will be Friday 7th June at 12.00 pm. No applications will be received after this time.

Job Description

Job Title: LGB and T Outreach Health Development Officer
Line Manager: Sexual Health Development Officer
Salary: N/A – Voluntary (reasonable expenses covered)
Location: The Rainbow Project, Belfast
Hours: 10 hours per month (evenings and weekends)
Contract: One Year Renewable  (Probation Period 3 Months)
Holidays: N/A (flexible and negotiable)

Aim of Post

To develop and coordinate the Rainbow Project outreach programme to Belfast’s LGB and T commercial scene to provide sexual health information to the LGB and T community


  • To coordinate and develop the outreach sexual health programme
  • To organise and distribute safer sex packs to the LGB and T community
  • To raise awareness of STIs and HIV
  • To support the future development of outreach services supported by the Sexual Health Development Officer

Key Responsibilities

The LGB and T Outreach Health Development Officer will:

  • Deliver and distribute safer sex packs to the LGB and T commercial scene in Belfast in order to work to decrease levels of undiagnosed HIV and STIs within gay and bisexual men
  • Organise and develop a rota for Outreach sessions to the LGB and T commercial scene across the year (50 sessions to be delivered) to be staffed by volunteers
  • Be present to deliver outreach sessions on evenings and weekends to the LGB and T commercial scene alongside volunteers
  • Manage a small team of Outreach volunteers who will distribute and engage with potential service users on the LGB and T commercial scene
  • Engage directly with service users to answer sexual health enquiries and provide information on Rainbow Project services such as rapid testing, advocacy, outreach clinics and support services
  • Ensure the personal safety of themselves and volunteers attending evening outreach sessions
  • Report directly to the Sexual Heath Development Officer to discuss any issues and provide monthly updates on the delivery of the service including numbers of packs distributed and volunteers attending
  • Attend 6 monthly one to one reviews with the Sexual Health Development Officer
  • Develop, where possible, any further opportunities for outreach volunteers
  • Perform any other duties as agreed and required by the Sexual Health Development Officer

Essential Qualifications & Experience

–          A commitment to the ethos of The Rainbow Project and its services

–          Experience of working on own initiative with limited on-going supervision

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

–          Experience of coordination or development of services

–          Experience in working with vulnerable people in a detached setting

Essential Competencies

–          Good written and verbal communication skills;

–          Good interpersonal skills;

–          Commitment to equality and social inclusion;

–          Commitment to confidentiality and impartiality.


The Rainbow Project requires all posts within the organisation to carry a degree of flexibility in their execution of duties in order to assist the development of the organisation. The above job description should not be viewed as an exhaustive list as other tasks may need to be undertaken as directed by the line manager.





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