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Age UK Lewisham and Southwark enjoys an open and participative working environment.

We work to our core values of being supportive, professional and enterprising. These are reflected in the way we work with each other, our service users and through our business relationships. Teamwork, collective responsibility and delegated authority are central to this process. A key element of all roles is to develop and maintain the organisation's working ethos.

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark strives to provide a supportive working environment for all staff and volunteers, in order that they can develop personally and professionally and acquire new skills. The contribution made by staff and volunteers in achieving the organisation's goals is recognised by all.

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark is an accredited London Living Wage employer

The London Living Wage is set by the Greater London Assembly, and its calculation takes into account the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Minimum Income Standard research in which members of the public identify what is needed for a minimum standard of living. This is then combined with an analysis of the actual cost of living including essentials like rent, council tax, childcare and transport to produce the London Living Wage figure.

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark is firmly committed to the principles of the Living Wage and is delighted to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation. You can find out more about the scheme on their website.

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark are a Disability Confident employer

Disability Confident employers play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. They’re changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities, and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to:

  • ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • communicating and promoting vacancies
  • offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people

Find out more about Disability Confident at: www.gov.uk/disability-confident

Current Vacancies:

Social Prescriber - GP Navigation Project

Salary £23,345 per year (pro rata)
Location London Borough of Southwark / Home-Based
Contract Type Initial 6 month contract, Full-time
Application Deadline 12pm, Friday 26th March 2021

We are looking for a new Social Prescribing GP Navigator to help older people access healthcare services, their local community, and activities. This will be through face-to-face appointments in the office, GP surgeries, home visits, telephone calls and letters. We need confident self-starters, able to work in busy enviornments while building good relationships with a variety of professionals.

This will be rewarding role giving you the opportunity to make a real difference. Not only will you directly help the people we support to improve their lives, indirectly you will be doing vital work to ease the pressure on the NHS.  Furthermore, there will be opprtunities to attend training, events, forums and meetings to broaden your understanding of Health and Social Care and build experience working in the voluntary sector. You will also be working closely with our other social prescribing projects in the borough strengthening our offer of support in Southwark.

This post is for six months with likelihood of extension.

Application Documents: