Reading, Berkshire, South East

£23,400-29,2500 FTE (According to experience)


About the organisation

Linking Lives UK works with churches and Christian organisations across the UK to reach and support isolated older people. This is achieved thr... Read more

Job Description

Linking Lives UK is a Christian charity working to reduce social isolation and loneliness among older people. We are looking for a dynamic and well-organised team player to develop this key new role.

We work mainly with churches and Christian organisations across the UK to set up befriending schemes in which volunteer visit older people once a week for between 1 and 2 hours. These visits (which can also include trips to places of interest) often make a significant impact on the lives of older people and volunteers alike. Our values and ethos are based on our core Christian values, and we seek to demonstrate God's love to all those with whom we come into contact. These include the direct contact made between our volunteers and clients, as well as those with other stakeholders. 

There are two core aspects to this role. The first will be to manage the day to day running of the administrative aspects to the charity's operations. This will include processing of financial records and transactions, raising invoices and reconciling bank statements. There will also be a combination of internal and external communication responsibilities which will form a key aspect of the smooth running of the charity. This will include liaison with existing partner projects to collect quarterly reports and case studies, as well as dissemination of latest news and updates through social media and other regional/ national media. Other aspects of the role include maintaining databases which monitor progress of partner projects and assisting in the preparation and planning of training events.

The second core aspect of the role will involve reviewing, developing and improving existing administrative systems being used across all aspects of our work. This will include use of cloud-based storage, effective file management and financial recording systems. As we move into our next strategic stage of development, we are aware that many of our systems and procedures need to be 'future-proofed' so as to prepare us to step into the ambitious aims towards which we are working. These include the desire to begin growing 'exponentially' during the coming years in order to treble the number of projects serving older people across the UK.

We are looking for someone with the drive and enthusiasm to enable us to reach these aims, and you will be in sympathy with the Christian values of the charity.

Please note; within Linking Lives UK this role is known as Support Services Manager.

The position is part-time on the basis of 12 hours per week.

If you would like to apply for this position, please submit an up to date CV along with a covering letter explaining why you are suited to the position and why you wish to apply. 

Interviews will be held during week beginning 1st October 2018

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