Location: Lytham St Annes.
Salary: Scale 5, pt 22 £19,817per annum (pro rata)
Hours: 25-28 hours per week worked flexibly.
Over 3000 Veterans live in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre; the largest concentration of veterans in Lancashire. At different times in life we all need help with everyday issues and if you are a carer of an aged veteran you may need different kinds of support to make life better.
Age UK Lancashire is launching a new Forces & Families project in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund to support families and carers of older veterans, where we will be on hand for up to 12 weeks. We aim to encourage and empower carers to add tools to their toolbox to help make changes in their lives, to improve their own personal wellbeing which indirectly will also support the veteran they care for.
Aged veterans may have additional or different needs and many ex-service men and women prefer to talk to other veterans as opposed to their loved ones around them. Other veterans are more likely to understand, without explanation, what it is like to see active service or be part of a military unit. We can help identify options for the older veteran to, in turn support the carer identify their own specific requirements. We will concentrate our efforts on the people around the veteran to help build their support mechanisms concentrating on their own personal needs.
We are seeking a solution-focussed, motivational candidate to launch this unique service, working alongside an administrator and recruiting support volunteers based in our Fylde office. Responsible for the initiation, development and delivery of the service, ensuring targeted outputs and outcomes are met, you will use your innovative approach to consider how to maximise the reach of the service to further meet the needs of carers of Veterans. The successful applicant will have a commitment to the delivery of a meaningful and impactful service stemming from their needs-led, person-centred approach.
Age UK Lancashire is a special place to work. The people who thrive here are those who want to give the best of what they have to others, who love working as part of a team, and who take a real pride in what they do and how they do it. We’re waiting to hear from you, apply via our application form and join us at a time where you can help us continue to build the people’s choice organisation for supporting older people in Lancashire.
The nature of this post will require travel across the area. A full driving licence, appropriate insurance cover and use of a car is essential.
Closing Date for applications: Midday 19th June 2020.
Interviews to be held: W/C 22nd June 2020