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Community Outreach Officer

Published on 23 September 2021 12:11 PM

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative, inspired, resourceful and team playing individual to join our successful Community Outreach service that was nominated finalists in the Active Norfolk Award 2019.

Working within the Community and Neighbourhood Support team, you will specifically help support older people and their families to improve or maintain their physical and mental health by hosting and running community groups & activities across the city.

This post will challenge your creativity and afford you the opportunity to work collaboratively with external partners including statutory and non-statutory organisations. You will support and coach volunteers to inspire older people to build resilience, overcome loneliness/isolation and engage in their local community.

The post holder will support the Community & Neighbourhood Support Manager to monitor and evaluate the service regularly through surveys, questionnaires, focus groups and 1-2-1 contact with customers in line with funding recruitments.

We seek someone with experience of working in a community/social care environment. An individual experienced in supporting volunteers to achieve organisational objectives. You will have a track record of organising and running groups/activities. Able to balance a varied workload while working at different locations across the city.

You will be working alongside our current Community Outreach Officers to support all Age UK Norwich community groups/activities, be a good team player, possess excellent communication skills and have a flexible approach to working hours/days.

If you have any questions about this role, or would like an informal discussion, please contact Sam Apeh (Community and Neighbourhood Support Manager), by email sam.apeh@ageuknorwich.org.uk or telephone 01603 496325.

Norwich – £18,918 (Full Time Equivalent) + contributory pension scheme + health scheme. Salary will be pro-rata to hours worked.

Location - Norwich

15 hours/week flexible working pattern.

This post is funded by National Community Lottery Fund

The appointment will be subject to a probationary period.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

The post is subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references.

Registered charity number 1094623

Closing date for applications Midnight on the 15th October 2021.

Please note: There will be ongoing recruitment for this role with interviews taking place during the application window. This vacancy may be filled before the closing deadline.

We advise you submit an application immediately if interested.

Please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the role profile and person specification.  You should provide examples and evidence of your experience that relate to this role; and why this position at Age UK Norwich has interested you.  You may enclose further pages if there is insufficient space on the form.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

For shortlisted candidates, views from referees may be sought before interview. Please indicate if you do not wish this to happen, prior to interview. 

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