Community Programme Co-ordinator based at Bradford and District
The Live at Home Community Programme Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and running a programme of activities, the scope of which will vary depending upon local need.
All activities will seek to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness and promote the wellbeing of older people across a range of community settings.
This programme could include any mix from MHA's core service offering - such as befriending, lunch clubs, social outings or clubs. In addition, the post holder will be required to develop new activities based on feedback from and the needs of the community - this could include coordinating with other organisations such as local colleges to offer IT classes or arranging for a local professional to deliver a series of exercise groups.
The Community Programme Coordinator will work closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and so good communication is as important as having strong organisation skills.
Package: Pension, Life Assurance, Childcare Vouchers, Discount scheme and free DBS
For more information about the role please review the Job Description here.
Please note that interviews may take place prior to the advert closing as and when suitable applications are received. If a suitable candidate is appointed the role may close early, therefore please do not hesitate to submit your application
For over 25 years, the national charity MHA has run Live at Home, local schemes promoting independence and wellbeing for people aged 60 and over who, as the name suggests, live in their own homes. Each scheme is unique, tailored to its area and, of course, its members, who will actively help shape its services and events to their individual needs and preferences. What all schemes have in common, though, is their dedication to keeping people aged 60+ living healthily and happily in their own homes.
Live at Home is good for older people. In 2015, surveyed Live at Home members said that the key things their scheme did well were providing a combination of friendship and interesting activities and helping them feel less bored and lonely.
For more information about the Scheme please visit here.