- Northampton, Northamptonshire
- Part-time, Permanent
- Salary: £14.00 /hour
Linking Lives Northampton is a small but growing befriending service, administered by the registered charity, Christ Image Assembly. Linking Lives Northampton supports lonely and socially isolated people by matching them with a volunteer. The Scheme Manager is an important role that will help the service to grow and positively impact the lives of even more people in Northampton.
This role is currently 8 hours per week but will be looking to increase as the scheme grows.
- Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 15th November 2019
- Interview date: Wednesday 27th November 2019
- Start date: Monday 2nd December 2019
SUMMARY AND MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE:
- To be responsible for the day-to-day safe operation of Linking Lives Northampton, ensuring that clients, staff and volunteers are well supported and equipped.
- To provide strategic direction to Linking Lives Northampton in order to reach the agreed aims, objectives and outcomes.
- To source and manage funding and monitor the financial activity of the service.
- To raise the profile of the scheme within the community, to attract strategic partnerships, publicity, referrals, and volunteers.
- Maintain an overview of the scheme and its activities, and ensure that volunteers and staff are kept regularly and fully informed.
- Oversee the ongoing management, training and development of the Support Worker.
- Manage the recruitment and training of volunteers.
- Ensure compliance with the Linking Lives UK Agreement and Linking Lives Core Process Guide.
Funding & Reporting:
- Develop and implement a funding strategy for the scheme, liaising with funders and coordinating fund-raising activities through grant applications and other methods.
- Coordinate a programme of monitoring & evaluation of all aspects of the scheme in order to meet any funding requirements.
- Compile and return Linking Lives monthly reports and necessary monitoring reports to grant-making bodies and the steering group.
Marketing & Communications:
- Compile and produce necessary publicity material ensuring that it is kept up to date and relevant.
- Seek out the opportunity to regularly present to and network with local statutory, voluntary and business organisations in order to raise the profile of the scheme.
- Manage and produce campaign content for the website and social media accounts.
- At least 2 years’ experience in an administrative role.
- Sympathetic to the Christian faith.
- Experience of working with vulnerable adults.
- Excellent time management and organisational skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience of managing budgets.
- Experience of managing staff.
- Full, clean driver’s license and access to own transport.
- Experience of successfully applying for grant funding.
- Work from home opportunities
- Flexible working hours