Age UK Teesside is an established local charity driven by the needs and aspirations of people in later life working to promote the health and well-being of older people. We currently have a vacancy within our Redcar & Cleveland Befriending Service for:
Befriending Services Co-ordinator - Redcar & Cleveland
Salary: £10,099 per annum
Hours per week: 21 hours – flexible Mon-Fri
Type of contract: Fixed term – 31st March 2020 (with possible extension)
We are seeking to employ a Befriending Services Co-ordinator to manage an already established successful project for lonely & isolated older people across Redcar & Cleveland.
Applicants must have a proven track record of working with older people and managing a team of volunteers. You role will include identifying older people who are lonely and isolated in the community as well as recruiting suitable volunteers to support them. You will be responsible for preparing and training volunteers as well as providing support for them in their role.
The successful candidate will also manage the Support Worker who is working with those older people who do not fit the befriending criteria to introduce them to local social groups and activities of interest for making friends and feeling part of their community.
Applicants need to be flexible, organised and team-spirited. Successful applicants will have access to training, support and a rewarding career.
Closing Date for applications: Thursday 1st August 2019.
Interviews will take place week commencing 8th August 2019
These posts are subject to DBS Enhanced Disclosure
CVs will not be accepted