Activites Coordinator

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering

Not Specified United Kingdom
Leisure & Sport
1 Jan 2019
Annual Salary
TITLE: Activities Coordinator

SALARY: £ 22,765(pro-rata)- job share

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Senior Manager

LOCATION: Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering

HOURS: 21 hours per week


The post holder will act as Coordinator for the management of a service facilitating social, cultural and leisure activities for older people across Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Havering which was originally established by Di's Diamonds.

The post holder will have a significant role in reducing social isolation through developing activities and events, including volunteering opportunities and promoting these to older people

The post holder will be responsible for liaising with the Volunteer Co-ordinator and other personnel to recruit and train suitable volunteers to assist in the administration and delivery of the service

The post holder will liaise with professionals from statutory and voluntary sector within the three Boroughs to promote the service and develop opportunities for joint activities


To facilitate collaborative working with all agencies in health, housing, Social Services and the voluntary sector to promote the service and create opportunities to reduce social isolation

To act as coordinator for the management of a service facilitating social, cultural and leisure activities for older people across Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Havering to promote health and well-being

To identify opportunities to develop the service in liaison with the Senior Manager and other colleagues

To research social, cultural and leisure activities available, identify gaps and create further opportunities through working with other organisations, commercial settings and other providers

To take responsibility for managing all bookings for events and regular activities promoted by the service

To carry out risk assessments for all activities and events, with regard to venues, accessibility, transport options, procedures for payment and members' own health and disabilities

Where handling of money is required, to comply with Age UKRBH's policy as stated in Employee Handbook and with procedures agreed with the Associate Directors

To produce a monthly calendar of events and opportunities to promote to members, assisted by volunteers

To ensure the members all receive information about forthcoming activities and events, including the monthly calendar, using a variety of media to contact them, assisted by volunteers

To provide all members with information about transport and accessibility arrangements and options, and, where necessary, assisting members to make arrangements, assisted by volunteers

To facilitate regular activities such as coffee mornings, social and leisure groups and outings and trips, assisted by volunteers

To help volunteers and members establish ground rules (confidentiality, sharing of contact details etc)

To support volunteers in welcoming and including new members as well as ascertaining members' interests in order to develop new activities and events

To widen the membership through promotional activity and liaison with other service providers, in addition to other colleagues within Age UKRBH

To register members, obtaining contact details and other essential information and ensuring the information is recorded on Charity Log

To recruit and provide training for volunteers, in line with our Volunteering and Volunteering Recruitment Policies, and in liaison with the Volunteer Co-ordinator and Associate Director (Services & Quality); and to work to ensure the development of appropriate skills and competencies for volunteers

To work with the Volunteer Co-ordinator to ensure sufficient numbers of volunteers are recruited and trained in order to maintain and further develop the service

To arrange regular supervision and support for volunteers

To record, maintain and provide monthly and quarterly statistical and qualitative data for the monitoring, evaluation and development of the service

To obtain regular feedback from members about activities and events to ensure quality is maintained with regard to venues, facilities, activities, transport etc

To produce promotional material and organise, attend and present at publicity events to raise awareness of the service with the general public

To comply with all Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering policies and procedures with particular regard to Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Confidentiality.

Attend training courses and other meetings as required

Attend regular supervision and annual appraisals

To be committed to Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering's policy and procedures on keeping adults safe from abuse, ensuring that all abuse is reported to the Associate Director (Services & Quality) and that safeguarding is embedded in all decisions and actions

To undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required by the line manager and interagency implementation group.

This job description may be subject to change in consultation with the post holder. The post holder will be required to work flexibly in accordance with service and organisation needs.

We do not accept CV's so please fill in application form.

All details are also on our web site.

Reference: 619461894

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