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Positive Steps Service Coordinator

Vacancy details (Closing date - 7th April 2017)

Positive Steps BLF

Location: Wrexham
The position is currently for a fixed term contract of 35 hours per week until the 30th November 2019, funded by the Big Lottery Fund
GBP 18,619

About the role
Camau Cadarn/Positive Steps is a national partnership project between the British Red Cross and the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS).  The service supports individuals to remain living independently and improve mental wellbeing and resilience.
The Service Co-ordinator will be responsible for the day to day running and co-ordination of the service in Wrexham  in conjunction with RVS, including the day to day support and formal supervision of a team of volunteers.  This will support and enable older people aged 50+ to:

  • Increase their confidence to remain living independently in their own homes
  • Improve their emotional wellbeing and resilience
  • Have a greater engagement and participation, and increase their contribution to the community  

About the organisation
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.  We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their communities.  And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.
The British Red Cross is proud to have a diverse and neutral workforce. We are bound by seven fundamental principles including impartiality, neutrality and independence and we are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience.

About the team
The Independent Living & Crisis Response service supports people in the space between hospital and home and responds to the needs of people in crisis following an emergency; maintaining an extensive network of external relationships across health, social care, and emergency services.

About the person
Cadarn/ Positive Steps across the majority of Wales and this service is part of the Independent Living services offered across the area.
You will have experience in dealing with staff/volunteers and members of the public, and have an understanding of the needs of vulnerable people. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to provide good customer service and also possess good IT skills.  You will be able to work under pressure, be dynamic and have a flexible approach to work.

Apply online here

Closing date for applications: 7th April 2017

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