Location: Home based with travel
Hours: Part-time, 21 hours per week
Salary: £21,848 FTE + Home Working Allowance + Benefits
Contract type: Fixed term contract until 31 March 2020
Closing date: by noon on Monday 23 July 2018
Download the job description and person specification (Word 211KB)
We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual, with excellent interpersonal skills, to join our established Involvement and Services team to deliver and co-ordinate our peer support services for people living with arthritis.
About the role
Our Involvement & Services team are an established and supportive team passionate about providing high quality services to people with arthritis, helping people take greater control of their condition and make positive, informed choices to live well with arthritis. As part of this team you will help plan, coordinate and deliver all aspects of our Living Well with Arthritis (LWwA) services. The role will involve working alongside our committed and highly respected local branches and group peer networks.
You will help shape services for people living with arthritis in the local area whilst working alongside our committed and motivated peer support volunteers to maintain and grow our LWwA services.
You will be working on an NHS commissioned service across Berkshire delivering face to face services for people living with arthritis. Our goal is to inform and empower people via these services and to assist people living with arthritis to take control and make informed decisions about their care.
The focus for this role will be across the East Berkshire area (primarily Slough, Maidenhead, Windsor, Ascot and Bracknell).
You’ll be home based, working part-time across the Berkshire area and therefore significant travel is involved. At times, there may also be additional travel for team meetings and to cover for other Service Coordinators in the area.
The ideal candidate will:
- Be able to build and develop positive working relationships
- Have experience of working with, and support volunteers
- Have experience of delivering peer support services, including performance monitoring and reporting
- Have experience of safeguarding and working within set policies and procedures
- Be able to demonstrate understanding of the social model of disability
- Have strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work effectively
- Have the ability to motivate and engage people
How to apply
To apply please submit:
A completed application form (Word 166KB), clearly demonstrating how you meet the key requirements and competencies set out in the job description and person specification (Word 211KB)
Email your completed application by noon on Monday 23 July to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews expected: Thursday 2nd August. Cedar 4 Room, Holiday Inn Maidenhead-Windsor, Manor Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2RA
Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK merged on 1 November 2017. We believe that together we can overcome the pain, isolation and fatigue of arthritis and have a greater positive impact on the lives of 10 million people across the UK who are currently living with the condition.
Our ambition is to invest in breakthrough treatments, change attitudes towards arthritis, reach many thousands more with the information and support they need, and influence the provision of services and more essential research into better treatments and cures.
Read more about our merged organisation, working for us and what we offer.
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Arthritis Research is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156