Scheme Manager

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


  • 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.

Scheme Management:

  • 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