Active & Connected Project Manager
Posted on Jan 16, 2019 by Bonny Downs Community Association
Our values are: INCLUSION - we believe that everyone is a valuable member of our community and we are shaped to care for and support each other. CELEBRATION - We encourage an attitude of thankfulness and celebration - even in the midst of life's disappointments and challenges. EMPOWERMENT - Our role is to work WITH others, encouraging everyone to be the best they can be, developing their own unique gifts and seizing opportunities.
If you share our vision and values and are interested in the post below, we would love to hear from you.
Active & Connected Project Co-ordinator, 21 hours p/w, 2 year fixed term contract
BDCA are delighted to announce a brand new job opportunity to help our charity launch a bespoke volunteer development programme and inclusive community-building activities to tackle loneliness in Newham. Research by Campaign to End Loneliness found that isolation is as detrimental to health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day! So we are looking for a pioneering and highly skilled leader to help us combat this important local issue. The successful candidate will help disadvantaged and 'harder to reach' adults to develop a sense of purpose and belonging by: BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS - through reducing the stigma surrounding mental health, limiting financial barriers to participation and addressing language barriers and digital exclusion. BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER - through creating regular opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to meet, form peer support networks and get physically active together. BUILDING PEOPLE UP - through upskilling, confidence building and helping people move from service users to service contributors through user steering groups and regular volunteering.
As our Active & Connected project co-ordinator, you will link Newham adults who are isolated, or at risk of social isolation, to opportunities and activities that support a greater sense of wellbeing for them. To succeed, you will need to be motivated with a proactive, can-do attitude. Community minded, you'll be passionate about improving life for people struggling with social isolation.
Please note that all post holders will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Closing date: 25th January 2019
Interviews: week commencing 11th February
If you are interested in this position, please consider the attached job information and send us a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 explaining why you think your skills and experience match the role, together with an up to date copy of your CV.
BDCA is committed to inclusion, one of our core values, and we will therefore ensure that no applicants or employees receive less favourable treatment than others on grounds of race, sex, marital status, religion, disability or sexual orientation or be disadvantaged by any conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.
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