Are you looking for a rewarding, varied, flexible part time job where you can not only make a difference but see it for yourself? Does working to support the health, happiness, and independence of older people with the help of volunteers of all ages inspire you?
Abbey Community Centre in Kilburn, North West London, is looking for a part time assistant to help support the efficient and effective delivery and development of our centre’s award-winning good neighbour befriending scheme, Kilburn Good Neighbours, and our Tech Buddies digital inclusion project.
This could be an ideal role for someone looking for their first job in the voluntary and community sector, or for someone wanting a rewarding community-focussed part time role through which they can help improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged older people.
The main purpose of this NEW role at our centre is to assist our Kilburn Good Neighbours Scheme Coordinator coordinate home befriending volunteer visiting, ad-hoc practical assistance, digital inclusion tech support, social groups, and food parcels for residents aged 60 and over living in Kilburn, West Hampstead, and nearby areas (North West London).
About Kilburn Good Neighbours: helping Kilburn's over 60s stay healthier and happier in their own homes
Kilburn Good Neighbours was started by Abbey Community Centre in November 1998. The scheme's principal aim is to help older and elderly people living in Kilburn and nearby to remain living happier and healthier in their own homes by supporting them to stay socially active, involved in their community, and better connected.
Membership of Kilburn Good Neighbours (KGN) is open to all local older people aged 60 and above although most members tend to be aged 75+.
Kilburn Good Neighbours has been running for almost 22 years and has won numerous awards in recognition of the kindness and commitment of its staff and volunteers. Most recently its volunteer team was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, widely regarded as the MBE of community groups.
About Abbey Community Centre: more happens together
Abbey Community Centre is a multiple award-winning small community charity located in Kilburn, North West London, helping local people of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, and circumstances to come together and improve their health and wellbeing.
Established in 1976, the centre provides a warm, welcoming venue alongside numerous social groups, community activities and projects, services, special events, and volunteer opportunities.
The centre is enjoyed by and helps a wide variety of local residents. However, much of its work is focussed on those affected by multiple disadvantage, particularly local low-income families with young children, and older and elderly people at high risk of suffering social isolation and loneliness.
Through the centre residents develop friendships, strengthen connections, enjoy socialising, pursue and expand their interests and hobbies; increase their confidence, skills and opportunities; improve their health, fitness and wellbeing; and receive support, information and advice.
Local people greatly value the centre, and most of the centre’s volunteers live locally, helping to make where they live an even better place.
Abbey Community Centre is a fun, rewarding place to work, especially if you are friendly, thrive on variety, enjoy helping people, have a strong sense of purpose, and want to make a difference.
Interested? Please check out the job description and person specification. We are looking for the right person to join us in May 2021.
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