Brixton, Greater London
£27,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


  • Salary: £27,000 (plus travel)
  • Full time, permanent position (37.5 hours per week)
  • 26 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours

South London Cares is a community network reducing loneliness and isolation amongst older and younger people alike; improving the confidence, belonging, purpose and power of all participants; and bringing people together to bridge the gaps across social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.

In your new role as South London Cares’ Programme Manager (Love Your Neighbour), you will lead our Love Your Neighbour programme in Lambeth.

You will work closely with our Head of Programmes and the rest of our team to develop, deepen and expand our Love Your Neighbour programme. You will meet hundreds of older and younger people, create friendships across the generations, support those friendships to deepen and thrive, and ensure our safeguarding, records and storytelling procedures are upheld to the highest standards.

You will be introducing yourself to older neighbours in various circumstances – from the most active, outgoing fun-loving 90-somethings to people with huge and complex challenges navigating complicated situations. You will need to diligently articulate South London Cares’ vision and the aims and objectives of our Love Your Neighbour programme so that all participants – including older and younger neighbours, family members, health agencies, councils and other partners – understand the role we play.

And you will need to support those neighbours to get the most out of their mutually beneficial relationships – through our check-in processes, regular reviews, informal encouragement, digital storytelling and other reporting requirements, so that South London Cares continues to grow and the relationships we build continue to thrive.

You will regularly be out in the community, meeting older neighbours joining the network for the first time, hosting evening inductions for new volunteersmaking matches in people’s homes, working with colleagues across South London Cares and the rest of The Cares Family, and holding meetings with various referral organisations and other partners key to the successful delivery of the Love Your Neighbour project and our overall vision.

We therefore need someone who understands and is motivated by the demographics and social challenges of our home boroughs and the issues we work on – and who is passionate about people and can clearly promote our vision for building friendships across traditional divides in order to tackle isolation and loneliness in those boroughs. 

We are looking for someone who can talk to and relate to people from all backgrounds, no matter their circumstances – someone equally comfortable discussing illness and isolation with a 95-year-old housebound older neighbour as they are talking about work and weddings with a 25-year-old. If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you. 

Please read the full job description and details on how to apply via the South London Cares website.

South London Cares is an anti-racist organisation committed to advancing anti-racism in our work and in our communities. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, who are currently under-represented in our organisation. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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Refreshed on: 16 July 2020
Closed date: 17 July 2020
Tags: Management, Volunteer Management

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