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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.