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Job description

Are you an experienced people manager who is used to working in community settings? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of elders by reducing loneliness and isolation?

We are recruiting a new Elders Core Programme Manager to lead and motivate a team of part-time staff and volunteers in our community centre in Battersea. The role will suit someone who engages well with elders, is friendly, kind, solution-focused and able to manage a busy workload."

About Katherine Low Settlement

Katherine Low Settlement is a charity that has been serving Battersea and the wider Wandsworth community since 1924. We are dedicated to building stronger communities and enable people to challenge and find ways out of poverty and isolation.

We run a range of our own community projects to tackle poverty and isolation, and empower and support children, young people and their families, older people, women and refugee communities. We campaign for social change. We also incubate and support local charities and social businesses to thrive, so together we can meet the diverse needs of the local communities of Wandsworth. Each week we work with 28+ charities supporting more than 1,000 people.

Katherine Low Settlement’s work with older people

Katherine Low Settlement has worked with older people since its conception in 1924.They are a core part of the community that we continue to work with. We provide, often in partnership, a range of projects and activities for older people including health and wellbeing; creative arts; intergenerational work; connecting people and trips/outings. Our services include an Older People's Lunch Club, Contact Club, T’ai Chi for Elders, exercise and social sessions, and support online.

We work with older people to:

• Encourage active and independent living

• Reduce isolation and loneliness

• Improve well-being and prevent ill-health

• Enable older residents to be dynamic and contributing members of the Wandsworth community.

Key Objectives for the Elders Core Service Manager Role:

  1. Team Leadership: Lead a team of dedicated part-time paid staff and volunteers, including a cook, support worker, minibus driver, and sessional workers.
  2. Day-to-Day Management: Manage the day-to-day operations of the Elders Core Service, including the lunch club, transport, social sessions, and overseeing the one-to-one work of the core team.
  3. Collaboration: Work collaboratively with the wider team to provide a hands-on program that builds on older people's strengths and potential.
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation: Support the monitoring and evaluation of the project in collaboration with the Head of Programme.
  5. Budget Management: Ensure the program operates within budget constraints.
  6. Member Engagement: Support the planning of the core program with input from elder members and the wider team.
  7. Recruitment and Support: Recruit and support new and existing members (service users).

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Delivery

  • Planning and Oversight: Ensure that all service output aligns with KLS' vision, mission, values, and charitable objectives. Organize and promote one-off activities throughout the year.
  • Transport Management: Manage the transport offer, including route planning and pick-up schedules.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain accurate activity records, registers, and casework notes for the core team.
  • Outreach and Support: Conduct outreach work with older people in the community, oversee home visits, and manage a small caseload.

2. Staff and Volunteer Management

  • Recruitment and Line Management: Recruit and manage the Outreach and Support Workers, Lunch Club Cook, and relevant social activities workers and volunteers.
  • Performance Management: Use performance management and quality systems to monitor and evaluate the project's work and processes.

3. Relationships, Communication, and Networks

  • Member Engagement: Build and sustain strong relationships with elder members.
  • Communication: Oversee communication for the Core Programme, including newsletters, activities calendar, annual reports, and social media platforms.
  • Meetings: Attend meetings on behalf of the Core Programme as required.

4. Finance

  • Budget Management: Manage project areas to budget and maintain financial records as agreed with the Head of Programme.

5. Other Duties

  • Professional Development: Participate in regular management supervision and annual appraisal. Identify job-related development and training needs.
  • Professional Conduct: Professionally undertake roles, maintaining a high-quality standard of work in line with KLS's aims, values, and ethos.

Join us if you are an experienced people manager who is friendly, kind, and adept at handling a busy workload. We need someone who can motivate staff and volunteers, engage effectively with elders, and remain solution-focused in all situations. If you're passionate about making a difference in the lives of older adults in Battersea and are ready to lead a dedicated team, this role is for you.


Closing Date for Applications: 23:59 on 15th May 2024

Interview Date: 21st May 2024

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Katherine Low Settlement View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 15 April 2024
Closing date: 15 May 2024 at 23:30
Job ref: Elders Core Programme Manager
Tags: Social Care/Development,Management,Volunteer Management,Operations

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