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