We're hiring – join Liverpool Cares as Outreach and Volunteer Officer

Liverpool Cares is a brand new community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in our rapidly changing city

Our objectives are to reduce isolation and loneliness amongst older and younger people alike; to help improve the skills, connection, belonging, purpose and power of all participants so that older and younger people can confidently navigate the modern world; and to bring people together to bridge social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.

We are looking for brilliant people to fill our first two posts, to build Liverpool Cares from scratch, and to help engage and involve people in our core programmes. This role, as Liverpool Cares' Outreach and Volunteer Officer, is one of those posts and is key to our success. 

It will be your job to identify and invite the older people who will be part of our activities, to inspire a growing volunteer network of young people in the city, and to bring those two groups together to share time, laughter and new experiences. All of that requires a broad skillset including open communication, good organisation and patience in abundance. And it requires characteristics including an outgoing personality, personal warmth and determination

You will work closely with our Head of Programmes (Northwest) and a local Liverpool Cares team, in time, of up to three additional people. You will meet hundreds of older people and young professionals all across the city – leading our induction and onboarding processes, and ensuring safeguarding, records and storytelling procedures are upheld to the highest standards.

You will be able to confidently and clearly articulate Liverpool Cares’ vision and the aims and objectives of the charity so that all participants and stakeholders – including older and younger neighbours, family members, local authorities and other business and community partners – understand the unique role we play. You will also lead our annual Winter Wellbeing project, helping older neighbours to stay warm, active, healthy and connected during the most isolating time of year. 

In short, you will represent Liverpool Cares and its values, ethos, and unique community network model with surety, skill and a belief in and passion for better connected communities. 

When you join our team, you will work partly from our shared office in Liverpool’s city centre, and partly from the communities across the city in which Liverpool Cares will deliver its programmes. 

If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.

OUTREACH AND VOLUNTEER OFFICER

  • Permanent, full time role (40 hours per week)
  • Salary: £24k (plus travel)

LOGISTICS

For more information or to apply please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected], demonstrating why you are right for this role.

  • Applications should be received no later than 5pm on Thursday August 16th 2018.
  • First round interviews will take place during the week beginning August 20th, with call backs for second interviews from August 27th and a start in early October 2018.

Please read the full job specification below for further information.

Liverpool Cares

Posted by Liverpool Cares on Friday 20th July 2018

Liverpool Cares is a community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in our rapidly changing city.

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