An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 social science PGRs to collaborate with Voluntary Action Leeds.
At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Leeds responded to the crisis by establishing a community-based and volunteer led emergency support response led by 27 ward-based community care hubs. These hubs provided food provision, prescription delivery, befriending and other local requests, such as dog walking, and engaged over 2,500 local volunteers. This hub network was developed out of the city’s long-standing partnership between the third and public sectors and has been recognised nationally as effective practice.
While the community care network has attracted government support as a specific short-term Covid response, partners are excited by its potential to create a legacy of local third-sector/community ecosystems (organisations that collaborate at ground level, working with communities to identify and resolve challenges). Where this ambition is successful, it could be transformational for the people of Leeds.
The overall ambition of this project is to develop a suite of linked reports that make a contribution to third sector policy making in Leeds. Please see attached for the full placement description.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for this placement position please send:
· Cover Letter – addressing how you meet the ideal candidate criteria
· Email or signature from your Supervisor that they are happy for you to undertake a placement
To LSSI Business Partnership Manager Hannah Crow H.E.Crow@leeds.ac.uk by Friday 19th March at 5pm.
You can view and download the full placement details below: