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Working for Age UK Cheshire
Age UK Cheshire is a local independent charity with 122 staff members and more than 250 volunteers. We help over 1500 local older people every year, offering activities, events, befriending and information. It's a great place to work if you really want to make a difference in people's lives.
Hours – 36.25 hours per week
Salary - £32,234 per year
Age UK Cheshire delivers a wide range of services including statutory and general advocacy, men and women in sheds, a befriending service, falls prevention, benefits advice, information & advice, dementia support services, independent living services, wellbeing coordination in the Countess of Chester Hospital, day services and outdoor activities for people living with dementia.
This role will take direct operational responsibility for a number of these services working in a small team of Services Managers and the Head of Services. The role is varied with the expectation that the candidate will be adaptable to delivering both new and existing services, depending on department requirements.
- To work as part of the services team and to have operational responsibility for the sustainability and development of a range of existing services, developing new service opportunities and to take an active part in influencing change and improvement on behalf of older people.
- Participate in joint decision making as a member of the services management team in both strategic and operational planning.
- To ensure that the Head of Services has sufficient and timely information on all areas of responsibility to enable them to make fully informed decisions, including:
- Detailed plans for the delivery of services, highlighting any risk areas
- Proposals for new developments with associated funding source and conditions
An Enhanced Criminal Disclosure (DBS) is required for this post.
A full job description and application form is available below. Please be aware that you will be required to complete and application form to progress this vacancy.
Closing date: No later than 5pm on Tuesday the 5th November 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 14th November 2019.
Potential 2nd interview Tuesday 19th November 2019.
Project Coordinator (Men in Sheds)
Hours – 29 hours per week
Salary - £14,703 per year
We are looking to recruit a ‘Men in Sheds’ Project Coordinator for our shed in Hartford. The Project Coordinator will coordinate a team of volunteers to make sure that the project provides a place of recreation and social interaction for older men.
We have confirmed funding for this role until August 2021 and extension beyond this will be subject to further funding agreement.
The successful candidate will have: -
• Prior experience of project / service delivery
• Health & Safety knowledge
• Understanding of the issues affecting the lives of older people
• Understanding of the difficulties faced by disadvantaged groups in accessing services
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Able to motivate self and others
• Ideally use of a car for business related purposes
Project management and project delivery skills are required including experience of delivering new projects. Knowledge of working with raw materials (for example wood or metal) and experience in working with workshop machinery would be an advantage. The position involves lots of promotional activities, so the successful candidate will need to be comfortable in giving talks and planning a programme of marketing/promotional activities for the Shed.
The hours of work for the position is based on working 4 days per week (29 hours) Monday to Thursday.
An Enhanced Criminal Disclosure (DBS) is required for this post.
A full job description and application form is available below. Please be aware that you will be required to complete an application form to progress this vacancy.
Closing Date for Applications: No later than 5pm on Friday 1st November 2019
Interview Date: w/c 11th November 2019
Independent Living Advisor – Ellesmere Port or Northwich
Hours – 22.5 hours per week
Salary - £10,962.90 per year
The Independent Living Service is provided for people aged 65 and over in Cheshire. The role of Independent Living Advisor will be part of a team responsible for delivering this service and the job holder will provide information, advice and technical assistance to individuals wishing to receive a personalised budget; develop support plans; support service users to make choices about the support they require within their budget and if required arrange the care on their behalf.
- To be responsible for providing detailed advice and assistance to individuals wishing to receive a personalised budget; whether paid to them as a Direct Payment or funded personally by themselves.
- To support individuals in developing a person-centred support plan.
- To support individuals to make choices about the support they require within the budget available to them
- To facilitate setting up the chosen care as required
- To help individuals set up systems to manage their direct payments, personal budgets or care package including financial procedures and contingency arrangements
All relevant on the job training and support will be provided.
The hours of work for the position are 22.5 hours per week over 4 days and there is some flexibility in terms of how this can be worked, and this can be discussed at interview.
A full job description and application form is available below. Please be aware that you will be required to complete an application form to progress with this vacancy.
Closing Date for Applications: No later than 5pm on Friday 25th October 2019
Interview Date: w/c 4th November 2019.
How to apply for a job
Unless otherwise indicated, download the generic job application form, which is available as a PDF or Word document, at the bottom of this page. Completed applications should be emailed to email@example.com or posted to:
Age UK Cheshire
314 Chester Road
Applications to be received by 5pm on the closing date.
Due to the high cost of postage and available resources, we regret we shall not be able to write personally to applicants who are not short listed and if you have not heard from us, within 2 weeks of the closing date, you should presume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.
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