With the recent arrival of our new vicar, The Rev’d Pippa Turner, we are now looking for a community worker to develop and implement a new community engagement programme that focuses on intergenerational relationships. We want to kick-start a range of initiatives targeting isolated elderly members of our neighbourhood and develop stronger connections between these older adults and children that live or go to school in our community.
St Philip’s is a welcoming, friendly and growing Anglican church in Kensington, bordering Earl’s Court. We have many young families with children, but a few of us are in our 90s! Most of us live in the neighbouring streets. We celebrate our faith, but have plenty of room for those with questions and don’t discourage them.
We have a very strong and growing commitment to enhance our community role and respond to those needs aired by our local neighbours. The community worker will play a key role in achieving this goal, developing the ideas from their initial status to implementation.
- Identify existing support for the elderly in our community.
- Identify the needs of elderly community members.
- Establish links with key partners/stakeholders.
- Recruitment of volunteers to support the project.
- Implement appropriate safeguarding procedures.
- Identify and develop feasible intergenerational activities appropriate to the context of Abingdon Ward.
- Set targets against which progress might be assessed.
- Secure funding to take the project past its first year.
- Organise publicity for the project.
The post holder will report directly to the Vicar. There will be regular reviews based on agreed objectives.
HOURS AND SALARY
8 hours per week, at £5.200 per annum
● In sympathy with the aims and ethos of the Church
● Experience of working with people of different backgrounds and cultures
● Experience and aptitude for working with different community groups
● Proactive, reliable and a self-starter, with the ability to manage your own time and prioritise effectively
● Able to come up with and develop creative ideas for outreach work
● Excellent verbal and written communications skills
● The ability to maintain good working relationships with a variety of organisations and individuals outside the Church;
● Excellent project management skills
● A passion for serving those at the margins of society
● Currently active in engagement with communities beyond the Church
● Experience in leading social action programmes
● Some training in community work
● Experience of working with different community groups in Kensington
The job would involve an annual assessment process, including annual objectives.
Please send a CV and a brief statement indicating your interest in this job to Sally Bessada or Laura Sylvester at email@example.com
Deadline: 30th January 2018