Independent Age works to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose. To achieve this we provide information, advice and connection services for older people; campaign on the issues that matter most to them around health and care, poverty and loneliness and provide capacity building support to others working in the sector.
This is an exciting time to join Independent Age as we work on our new ambitious strategy for 2021 – 2023 and increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life. We want to find talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to join us on this journey.
The Community Manager will support a local team within Nottingham delivering a range of Asset Based Community Development community projects. They will lead the team to manage local volunteers, working alongside older people who are lonely and/or isolated, or living in poverty, working together to create personalised plans that support people become more connected within their community and enhance their lives.
We would be looking for you to bring your experience of either delivering community projects, ideally focused on social isolation, or of projects working with older people. You will be passionate about working in communities and alongside partners; Confident developing and managing a team and volunteers to deliver these projects in the community, working with flexibility and autonomy.
With strong communication skills and the ability to develop excellent relationships, you will also be able to prepare engaging case study reports and data.
We would also require you to travel around Nottingham to meet older people, volunteers, local organisations and members of your team.
At Independent Age we live by our values. We are Purpose-driven; compassionate; expert; collaborative; accountable; inclusive.
We champion inclusion and celebrate diversity within and outside our charity to create a culture where everyone knows that they belong and can bring their whole self to work. We hire from a variety of backgrounds as we know this makes our charity stronger.
If you are passionate about our cause, share our values and believe you have the skills for this role, then we’d love to meet you.
We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best, so we provide support to attain this with flexible working hours and regular remote working opportunities. We also offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance and fantastic learning and development opportunities.
Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding those we work with. We therefore ask that you supply your full work history with explanations for any gaps in the application documents you submit and if offered the post, we will require two employment references including your current or most recent employer. In line with the current guidance in relation to the activity to be undertaken in this role, an Enhanced DBS Certificate will be also be required.
To apply, please visit our website to submit a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification, along with your CV.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 22 December.
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