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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.

Please do check this page regularly as new jobs will be posted as they become available.

Current Vacancies

Are you committed to improving lives for vulnerable people?  

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark is launching a brand new Social Prescribing service centred around the Emergency Department of University Hospital Lewisham. We're going to support adults (18+) accessing the Emergency Department with their non-medical needs, thereby improving their health and wellbeing while at the same time reducing the pressure on hospital staff.

We are looking for TWO new Link Workers to help people find and use community support, services and activities. This will be through face-to-face appointments in the hospital, home visits, telephone calls and letters. As well as this, you'll be point of contact for the new project across the hospital. 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 University Hospital Lewisham and free up resources for everyone in the borough. This is a pilot project, so you will also provide valuable input and shape how the service itself is delivered. Further, there will be the opportunity to attend 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, Community Connections and SAIL, strengthening our offer of support in Lewisham.

If you are a good listener, a positive thinker, strong at multi tasking and passionate about supporting people who need it, we want to hear from you.

Please note that this is a pilot project. This post is for six months with possibility of extension.

Salary £24,500
Job type

Temporary, Full time

Location Lewisham, Greater London
Closing date 12pm Monday 9th December
Interview date Monday 16th December 

 

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A key part of the SAIL navigation role is making sure that people are safe and independent at home, know what social groups are available and are able to access them. The SAIL Care Navigator acts as the link between the older person and other services, involving family members, volunteers and partners where relevant to support the implementation of the plan. 

SAIL Care Navigators currently take referrals from the SAIL checklist, visit people at home and use person centred thinking tools to support older people to create and implement support plans to address isolation and malnutrition and any other goals the person wants to achieve. 

AUKLS enjoys an open and participative working environment. We work to our core values of being supportive, professional and person centred. These are reflected in the way we work with older people, with each other and with our partners. 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 and culture.

AUKLS 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.

This job description does not provide an exhaustive list of tasks and activities as all posts within the organisation are subject to evolution as the organisation develops and grows.

This post is a temporary contract until end of March 2020, with possible extention subject to funding.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 19th December, but please note we may close applications early when sufficient number of applications have been received. 

Salary £23,345
Job type

Temporary, Full time

Location Southwark, Greater London
Closing date 12pm Thursday 19th December
Interview date Interviews offered as applications are received

 

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We are looking for a creative and driven Community Development Worker to support community groups and services in the South East of Lewisham. You will be working closely with a Community Facilitator who supports vulnerable adults to access community groups and services in your area. Your role will be to build the capacity of the community and voluntary sectors to respond effectively to the needs of their local community.

You will be working as an integral part of the multidisciplinary Neighbourhood Health and Social Care Teams, bringing community development expertise to the table and acting as a bridge between statutory services and the local community.

Community Connections strives to create an open and participative working environment. We work to our core values of being supportive, professional and person centred. These are reflected in the way we work with the people we support, with each other and with our partners. 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 and culture.

The successful candidate will have experience and a good working knowledge of community development work with a wide range of agencies working across different sectors.You will be diplomatic and approachable with the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships across a variety of organisations and with highly developed written and verbal communication, presentation and negotiating skills.

If you are a good listener, a positive thinker, strong at multi tasking and passionate about supporting isolated people we want to hear from you.

Please note that this contract is 6 months with possibility of extension.

Salary £27,405
Job type

Temporary, Full time

Location Lewisham, Greater London
Closing date 9am Thursday 2nd January 2020
Interview date Friday 10th January 2020

 

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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.