Community Programme Coordinator

Methodist Homes
30 Sep 2019
28 Oct 2019
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Fixed Term - 22.5 hours per week - 3 days per week based on the needs of the scheme.
Funded by the European Social Fund who fund the project for a 12 month period.
Previous experience of running work/job clubs is essential for this role.
Can you bring the best out in others?Can you think on your feet?
The Live at Home Community Programme Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and running a programme of activities, the scope of which will vary depending upon local need.
All activities will seek to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness and promote the wellbeing of older people across a range of community settings.
This programme could include a mix of services provided by the local scheme - such as befriending, lunch clubs, social outings or clubs. In addition, the post holder will be required to develop new activities based on feedback from and the needs of the community - this could include coordinating with other organisations such as local colleges to offer IT classes or arranging for a local professional to deliver a series of exercise groups.
The Community Programme Coordinator will work closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and so good communication is as important as having strong organisation skills.
This Community Programme Coordinator post is funded by the European Social Fund for a fixed term of 12 months. You will be running an over 50's Employability Club in Burton on Trent. The successful candidate will complete full assessments of members that join and deliver a series of 6 week programmes of coaching sessions to small groups of people who want to develop skills to get back into work, education, and training or into a volunteering role. You will work closely with key local partner agencies such as the Job Centre Plus and local employers, making referrals to them for training courses and job or volunteering placements to ensure that they can be the best they be. The successful candidate produce regular statistical progress reports for the Scheme Manager and the projects Funder.

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