Services Coordinator – Hampshire, Surrey and East Berkshire
Location: Home-based with travel around the Frimley region (North East Hampshire and Farnham, Surrey Heath and East Berkshire).
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £24,000 pa + Home Working Allowance £390 pa + Benefits
Contract type: Fixed term, until 30th June 2020
Closing date: by midnight on Monday 23rd September 2019
Download the job description and person specification from our website.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual to join our Living Well with Arthritis (LWwA) team as a Service Coordinator. This exciting position is for someone who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and can lead and motivate people.
About the role
In this role you will be working on an NHS commissioned service across Frimley with a focus on the Frimley CCG areas (map available from NHS website showing CCG boundaries) delivering peer support led, face-to-face services for people living with arthritis. Our goal is to inform and empower people via these services and to support people living with arthritis to take control and make informed decisions about their care.
You will be responsible for organising and delivering information services directly to people with arthritis, embedding across the area and building relationships with community and health & social care contacts, whilst growing our reach across your area.
You will work closely with the Commissioned Services Manager and wider teams to identify, recruit, train and support volunteers who have lived experience of arthritis. You will explore all conventional and more innovative routes for volunteer recruitment so that we can build trained and sustainable volunteer teams who can make a lasting impact on the lives of people with arthritis in their area.
Working as a Service Coordinator you will be responsible for building strong positive relationships with our valued and respected volunteers, branches and groups and the wider community including the voluntary and statutory sector.
We are looking for an organised ‘people person’ who will join peers already working in other regions of England, plus teams based in our offices in Chesterfield and London.
Our ideal candidate will have:
· An understanding of peer support and self-management concepts.
· An understanding of the health and social care landscape in your area (would be an advantage).
· You’ll be an excellent communicator, with proven experience in developing and managing relationships with diverse communities.
· You’ll be an organised individual, able to structure your days and manage competing priorities.
· You will need to be motivated, able to work on your own initiative and adaptable to change.
You’ll be home based and therefore travel is involved. At times, there may also be additional travel for team meetings and to cover for other Service Coordinators.
In return we offer a competitive range of benefits, a good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and a vibrant and friendly organisational culture. Find out more about what we offer.
How to apply
To apply you MUST submit:
1. Completed application form (available from our website), clearly demonstrating how you meet the key requirements and competencies set out in the job description and person specification (available from our website)
2. Please include where you’ve seen this role advertised
You can find full instruction on application via our website.
Interviews expected: Wednesday 2nd October 2019 in the Farnborough area.
Arthritis causes pain, fatigue and isolation for 10 million people in the UK every single day. It can impact on the ability to work, our relationships and take away our independence. We don’t accept this.
We are Versus Arthritis. We are volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers and friends, all doing everything we can to push back against arthritis. We’re reaching out to everybody with the information and support they need, funding vital research and changing the way society sees arthritis. Together we’ll keep running, researching, inﬂuencing, volunteering, advising, chatting, baking, listening. We won’t stop until no-one has to tolerate living with the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis.
Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.
Read more about what we do, working for us and what we offer.
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Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156