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Recruiting: Older Men’s Projects Worker P/T Post

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Do you want to lead an innovative social project for a group often forgotten by health and social care services?

Oh, and could you do it in the pub?

Time & Talents, believes that everyone should feel part of a community, and that fun and friendships are key to ensuring people stay well, healthy, and happy. We’re now looking for an Older Men’s Project Worker who will take a lead on our men’s projects, and in particular, our new project, funded by a major health charity, running single-sex social groups, information, signposting and support with older men in local pubs. We’re looking therefore for someone able to run a friendly, lively group, and to integrate light-touch health and wellbeing support within a relaxed, easy-going environment. Additionally, you’ll engage with other professionals to arrange their involvement, help the group steer itself, and promote the service to others. This is your chance to shape an exciting and innovative project at its inception, making a real difference to the lives of older men in Southwark through the growth of grass-roots community action. In many ways, the role and the project will be shaped by whatever your talents, experience and drive to develop it, can bring.

In this role, you will:

  • Build friendly, welcoming groups for older men in an unusual and highly informal environment
  • Devise and run creative, enjoyable activities in local pubs including outreach
  • Build a network of peer volunteers to support the growth of the project
  • Provide support and signposting to those in difficulties
  • Organise and liaise with partners and stakeholders to keep the groups fresh and active

Alongside activities for the whole community, Time and Talents runs a range of groups, projects, and services for older people, increasingly with a peer-support focus. In the last two years, we have run a successful Shed project working predominantly with men in partnership with an arts charity, which has worked with over 70 men of 55 and over. This sits alongside our other social groups for older women and men such as the Happy Mondays, Stroke Club, and an increasingly popular multi-generational gardening club.

Could you help us make sure older men feel part of a thriving, supportive community? If so, apply now!

For more information, please download the information pack and complete the application and monitoring form below, and email your completed application to info@timeandtalents.org.uk as soon as possible, and no later than midnight, 21st September 2016.

Please note that you must ensure you complete the personal statement section on the application form, outlining your suitability for the post.

OMPW – Job description and Person Specification

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Application Form

Salary: Up to £27,000 pro-rata (14hrs/ week) based on a 37.5 hour week, plus up to 5% employer matched pension contribution.

Hours: 14 hours/ week.

Closure of the Time & Talents temporary COVID-19 emergency relief food hub

 

The pandemic forced harsh choices on us all. For Time & Talents, it meant having to stop being a place where people could meet and enjoy the chance to be part of their community.

 

In partnership with Southwark Council and a network of other community organisations, last May we found a new role as a temporary food hub, storing and distributing food to local households in crisis to support them through the various lockdowns. It was always intended to be an emergency response to an emergency situation.

 

Fortunately, with the rate of vaccinations continuing to progress well and restrictions gradually beginning to ease, we can see there is light at the end of the lockdown tunnel when we will be able to reclaim our Old Mortuary building as a meeting place and community centre, rather than a food store.

 

We have been in touch with the households currently receiving food support to offer guidance and advice they may need from April onwards once our food hub closes on Thursday 25 March.

 

We do want to go on helping to address issues around food poverty and will continue to collaborate with local partners to explore sustainable solutions such as community pantries.

 

In the meantime. the good news is that, in line with the Government’s roadmap, we hope to start to reopen our doors from April over the coming months to the local people who rely on us for friendship, support and community.

We’re very grateful to our staff, volunteers, community partners and Southwark Council for a fantastic collaborative response over the past 11 months.

 

For any urgent issues contact the Southwark Council COVID-19 Community Hub in one of these ways:

  1. Complete an online referral form
  2. Email covidsupport@southwark.gov.uk
  3. Phone 0207 525 5000 and choose option 3

 

As always, we welcome volunteering applications

You can contact the team as usual on 020 7231 7845 and at info@timeandtalents.org.uk

With our very best wishes

Sarah Gibb, Director, and the T&T team

17 March 2021