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Sightline Vision (North West) Limited
Chorley, Lancashire
£20,000 per year FTE pro rata
Sightline seeks a dynamic person to support our small team to promote our premier befriending service to the sight loss community.
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WC1H, London
£29,543 - £30,615 per year
Contract, Temporary, Full-time
Job description

We believe that strength comes from diversity of lived experience.  We positively welcome applications from members of the BAME, bi and trans and non-binary communities. Appointments are based on merit.

Opening Doors London

Befriending Support Officer – Paternity cover

Opening Doors London is the largest UK charity providing activities, events, support and information for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer+ people aged over 50. We aim to ensure that LGBTQ+ people over 50 live happier, healthier and independent lives free from prejudice and discrimination. Everything we do is informed by the lived experience of LGBTQ+ people.

As Befriending Support Officer, you will be responsible for supporting befriending relationships and helping develop the service. You will be responsible for triaging new referrals to the service, liaising with existing clients by phone or in person in their homes and making referrals to external support services. You will support the recruitment, development, placement and ongoing support of volunteers within the service. You will also be responsible for reaching out to minority or underrepresented communities who may not be aware of the ODL Befriending Service.

NB: During Covid-19 restrictions, no home visits are taking place.

You will:

  • Understand the diversity and needs of people aged over 50 from LGBTQ+ communities and be committed to diversity and inclusion
  • Be able to actively listen and respond to expressed need
  • Be skilled at engaging with individuals and organisations and have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to respond quickly to safeguarding needs
  • Be able to manage a busy case-load to tight deadlines as part of a dedicated team

This is a 6 month paternity cover from March 2021 with possibility of extension.

Closing date: 5pm Monday 22nd February 2021

Interviews: Tuesday 2nd March 2021 – INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM.

How to apply:

For more information and to apply please visit the Opening Doors London website. 

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Age UK Camden

Age UK Camden is a voluntary organisation which exists to serve the interests of all older citizens of the London Borough of Camden, from all w... Read more

Posted on: 20 January 2021
Closing date: 22 February 2021
Tags: Advice, Information,Care Management
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