NW5, London

£24,500 pro-rata / £14,700 actual.

Part-time

KTCF2019/ABC

Job Description

This project brings together 3 community organisations in Camden aims to support local older people to develop activities and programmes to reduce isolation amongst the older population.

Ageing Better in Camden is a £4.5m programme running across the borough of Camden, over 6 years from 2015 to 2021. Camden are one of 14 chosen areas across the UK to receive funding from the Big Lottery fund as part of this programme.

The 3 organisations involved in this consortium are

  • Kentish Town City Farm (KTCF)
  • Queen’s Crescent Community Association (QCCA)
  • Castlehaven Community Association (CCA)

Kentish Town City Farm are leading this project and will host and line manage this role and project. The Gospel Oak and Haverstock area has a very high risk of loneliness in those aged 65 and over (Age UK 2016, Loneliness Index), so this role offers an exciting opportunity for the right individual to create real impact for older people.  Since the project began in October 2017, it’s engaged over 150 new people and created some interesting partnerships, with everyone from a local yoga studio to a South Asian dance troupe.

Key purpose of role

To lead the successful delivery of the project, working with staff and volunteers from the 3 partner organisations. Supporting older people to achieve greater independence, positive mental and physical wellbeing and social inclusion; promoting independence and quality of life approaches to develop activities and programmes that will reduce isolation and loneliness amongst older people in Camden.

Responsibilities

  1. To deliver the project according to the plans set out by the consortium to Ageing Better in Camden, developing and delivering an engaging impactful programme of events and activities.
  2. To work in partnership with older residents, placing them at the heart of the project, engaged in planning, delivery and evaluation.
  3. To develop partnerships with local voluntary groups and other stakeholders that work with older people, to establish referral routes and new opportunities.
  4. To lead and facilitate involvement of older residents, including a steering group, communications groups, and ongoing one-off consultations.
  5. To work with the staff and volunteers from the 3 consortium member organisations, ensuring high quality and consistent delivery of the project.
  6. To recruit and manage volunteers for the project, including local older residents.
  7. To create and develop successful partnerships with other local organisations, working with them to increase the success and overall capacity of the project.
  8. To contribute to the strategic development of the project by identifying new demands, gaps in service provision, and new opportunities.
  9. To lead on all communications for the project, working with older residents to ensure that it meets their needs, and that they are fully engaged in the programme delivery.
  10. To complete all required project monitoring and evaluation, including inputting regularly to specific wider partner database.
  11. To follow all policies and procedures of KTCF and other partnership members whilst delivering this project, ensuring that the programme is delivered safely, and adheres to equal opportunities and safeguarding policy, procedure and law.