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Job Vacancy: Loneliness Prevention Project Co-ordinator 


Loneliness Prevention Project Co-ordinator 


AFC Fylde Community Foundation is looking to recruit a project co-ordinator for their Fylde Loneliness Prevention Project that will support older people in the Fylde borough to reduce social isolation and loneliness. 


The successful candidate will co-ordinate and deliver the project working alongside local partners to empower older people to take control of their health and wellbeing.


The role is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and will see the co-ordinator provide individuals with a holistic one to one support programme and connect them with community groups and statutory services. They will also support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable and help people to start new community groups, working collaboratively with all local partners. 

 

Length of Contract: Fixed term until 31st March 2026 

 

Salary: £24,000 - £26,000 per annum  

 

You will:  

  • Co-ordinate the overall delivery of the Loneliness Prevention Project ensuring the project reaches and surpasses all targets, as set out in project plan.  

  • Work with individuals and groups of people aged 65 years old to reduce loneliness and social isolation. 

  • Work alongside statutory services to identify and receive referrals for the project. 

  • Plan and deliver a range of mentoring activities including one to one and peer support to engage participants and support a positive change in behaviour. 

  • Support participants to get involved in other local activities within the community.  

 

You will have: 

  • Two years’ experience of working in voluntary sector, health, or social care in direct contact with people, families and carers in a paid or voluntary capacity.  

  • Experience of working with adults in a mentoring setting to achieve successful outcomes. 

  • Proven track record of working with vulnerable adults and affecting positive change in behaviour. 

  • Experience of working alongside key agencies across health and social care and the voluntary sector 

  • Hold a safeguarding qualification or evidence of recent professional training. 

 

Benefits:  

  • Company pension scheme 

  • 25 days annual leave plus public bank holidays 

  • Company laptop and mobile phone 

  • Access to charity worker discounts 

  • Staff Uniform 

  • Free on site parking 

 

 

To apply for the position through Indeed please HERE or alternatively send your CV and Cover Letter to Assistant Foundation Director, AFC Fylde Community Foundation, Fylde Sports and Education Centre, Coronation Way, Wesham, PR4 3JZ or to community@afcfylde.co.uk


Closing date for applications: 5pm, Friday 5th April 2024 

Interview date: Thursday 11th April 2024 


AFC Fylde Community Foundation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. 

 

The Foundation is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk involved in its activities and events. The trust recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The Foundation expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments. 

 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. 

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