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Community Outreach Officer

OrganisationAge UK Norwich
WebsiteVisit organisation website
Salary£18,360 (Full Time Equivalent) + contributory pension scheme + health scheme. Salary and annual leave will be pro-rata to hours worked.
Hours15 hours per week flexible working pattern
DBS checkRequired
Date posted13 February 2020
Closing date20 March 2020
Contact nameSam Apeh (Community and Neighbourhood Support Manager)

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative, inspired, resourceful and team playing individual to join our successful Community Outreach service that was nominated finalists in the Active Norfolk Award 2019. Working within the Community and Neighbourhood Support team, you will help develop social groups and activities to enhance the lives of older people living in Norwich by combating social isolation and loneliness.

This post will challenge your creativity and afford you the opportunity to work collaboratively with external partners including statutory and non-statutory organisations. You will support and coach volunteers to run groups and help befrienders inspire isolated older people to engage in their local community.

The post holder will monitor and evaluate the service regularly through surveys, questionnaires, focus groups and 1-2-1 contact with customers in line with funding recruitments.

We seek someone with experience of working in a community/social care environment. An individual experienced in supporting volunteers to achieve organisational objectives. You will have a track record of organising and running groups/activities. Able to balance a varied workload while working at different locations across the city.

You will be working alongside our current Community Outreach Officers to support all Age UK Norwich community groups/activities, be a good team player, possess excellent communication skills and have a flexible approach to working hours/days.

This post is funded by Earl of Northampton’s Charity (Mercers)

The appointment will be subject to a probationary period.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

The post is subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references.

Registered charity number 1094623

How to apply

If you have any questions about this role, or would like an informal discussion, please contact Sam Apeh (Community and Neighbourhood Support Manager), by email or telephone 01603 496325.

For further details, and to apply, please visit our website via this link

Closing date for applications 12.00 noon on 20th March 2020.

Please note: There will be ongoing recruitment for this role with interviews taking place during the application window. This vacancy may be filled before the closing deadline. We advise you submit an application immediately if interested.