Cwmbran, Gwent
Up to £25744 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Age Cymru and our partners Age Connects and local Age Cymru partners are extremely pleased to have been awarded funding from the Welsh Government to deliver the HOPE Project (Helping others to participate and engage). This is a project that will be delivered across the whole of Wales but some posts will operate within regional footprints. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the development and delivery of much needed local volunteer led advocacy support for older people through a community based co-produced approach. You will be part of a large team that will all be contributing to positive outcomes for older people at a preventative and early intervention level through the various posts within the HOPE Project.

Although this post will be home based, the successful candidate must have a working knowledge of the Gwent region. When the COVID restrictions have been lifted (and it's safe to do so) you must be prepared to spend a lot of time in our partner's offices across the regions to work with their teams for the benefit and delivery of the project.

This is a fixed term contract ending 31st March 2023

All applications MUST be accompanied by a full supporting letter, stating your preferred location, transferrable skills and experience and why you would like to work for Age Cymru.

About you

* Passionate about the issues affecting older people and carers
* Experience of working with a diverse culture, environments and communities in which older people and carers live
* Working with others to deliver successful projects and services.
* Understanding of advocacy in its various forms; Advocacy casework, quality standards, policy and practice
* Ability to establish and maintain productive collaborations
* Demonstrate high calibre communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to use these for developing partnerships, negotiating and influencing.
* Experience of networking, running meetings and events
* Ability to think creatively to generate and develop innovation within this role
* Ability to speak Welsh (Desirable)

What we offer in return

* Holiday - 27 days made up of 24 choice days and 3 days to be used between Christmas & New Year - Including carry forward
* Flexible Hours Working Scheme
* Employer pension
* Generous life assurance up to 4 times your annual salary
* Healthcare cashback plan

Additional Information

For a full list of benefits please click here

Age UK and Age Cymru are Equal Opportunities employers and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria. We welcome requests for flexible working.

We are committed to safeguarding adults at risk, and children, from abuse and neglect. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert at any time.

We politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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Refreshed on: 16 November 2020
Closed date: 25 November 2020
Job ref: Grp00472
Tags: Advocacy