CR4, Mitcham
£21,000 - £23,000 per year pro rata
Permanent, Part-time, 21 hours per week
Job description

We are recruiting for a caring, passionate Activity Leader to join our incredible team. 

The Activity Leader will be responsible for developing and delivering our popular Love Later Life programme, which gives older adults in Merton meaningful opportunities to connect, stay health and keep active. You will be part of an enthusiastic, caring, dynamic team of staff and volunteers and take responsibility for delivering activities designed to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for older people across Merton’s diverse community.

Key Responsibilities

Love Later Life

  1. Support the development of and deliver the Love Later Life regular programme of activities, particularly craft, games and social clubs – including bringing new ideas for activities
  2. Welcoming new clients to the centre, introducing them to other clients, staff & volunteers
  3. Maintaining contact with clients and their support networks by phone and email to support welfare and encourage ongoing engagement with the Love Later Life programme
  4. Supporting volunteers to deliver a range of social activities
  5. Support the administrative functions of the programme, including collecting, counting and recording income

Love to Lunch

  1. Ensure that the Centre is set-up each day for Love to Lunch including tables, chairs, cutlery and refreshments
  2. Provide rolling support and cover for Love to Lunch where required, including food preparation support, food service and clear up
  3. Adhere to food hygiene processes, record completion and undertake training where required

Equal opportunities

Age UK Merton is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. We strongly value diversity, promote equality, and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability.

Application Instructions

Send your CV and a covering letter (2 sides max) outlining your skills and experience in relation to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please ensure that your covering letter demonstrates how your experience‚ skills and abilities meet the selection criteria set out in the Job Description and Person Specification. Applications submitted without a personal statement will be rejected.

Please inform us of any reasonable adjustments we can make to support you through our recruitment process.

Completed applications should be returned to us by noon Monday 1st November 2021.

Interviews will take place in person week commencing 1st November

More about Age UK Merton
Age UK Merton

We are Age UK Merton and our goal is to enable people in the borough to love later life.

As we grow older we face new challenges and ... Read more

Posted on: 12 October 2021
Closed date: 01 November 2021
Job ref: AUKM_AL
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker

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