PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline for this role has now passed. If you have any questions about this vacancy or had technical problems with our application form, please get in touch.
COMMUNITY COORDINATOR (PART TIME)
Liverpool Cares is an anti-racist organisation committed to advancing anti-racism and inclusion in our work and in our communities. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, who are currently under-represented in our organisation. We are an equal opportunities employer.
Liverpool Cares is a community network reducing loneliness and isolation amongst older and younger people alike; improving the confidence, belonging, purpose and power of all participants; and bringing people together to bridge the gaps across social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides. In these disconnecting times, we believe this work is more important than ever. So we're excited to be searching for a new Community Coordinator to join our dynamic team.
We're looking for a passionate people-person: someone with a proven track record in building and supporting relationships with partners and individuals, with all the complications those relationships inevitably involve.
We need a confident communicator, who is just as comfortable picking up the phone to introduce yourself to a new referral partner as you are raising a safeguarding concern.
You’ll also need to work well in a fast-paced environment, where teamwork is essential but individual skills and distributed leadership are also required.
The variety of this role means it can be challenging to remain focused, so you will need to have excellent prioritisation skills, as well as being confident in maintaining professional boundaries and managing the expectations of a variety of stakeholders on a daily basis.
This role will work closely with the Love Your Neighbour programme, acting as a bridge between older neighbours and any local, community or statutory services, to support neighbours to have agency in responding to complex and challenging situations in their lives; to reach their goals and remove or overcome any barriers to connection they may be facing and to feel connected with their local community. This includes responding to enquiries, interventions, support and safeguarding.
All of the above requires communication skills, tenacity, confidence, creativity and determination. So you'll be an authentic communicator and storyteller – with the ability to build relationships with people from all backgrounds (through written as well as verbal communications). We’re looking for an organised multi-tasker, team player and determined problem-solver; and someone with a good understanding of the culture and socio-economic challenges facing the city of Liverpool. If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.
HOW TO APPLY
This is a task-based application, so we are not accepting CVs. The full job description and details on how to apply are linked below, please read them carefully before submitting your application. You will need to submit your tasks as documents, so please have them ready when you apply as you cannot go back and change your application once you have submitted it.
If you have any problems uploading your application or have any accessibility needs, please contact Jess, our Head of Programmes, at [email protected] or by calling 07395 286507.
We’re looking forward to receiving your application, good luck!
Posted by Jess Dyson-Houghton on Friday 27th August 2021
Jess is the Head of Programmes at Liverpool Cares.