In the summer of 2021, our service expanded into Midsomer Norton, Westfield and Radstock. It has been a very busy year and we are now looking for an additional team member to cover the increasing caseload. You will be working alongside a team of Village Agents and a new Community Development worker to ensure that Westfield and Radstock residents receive the best possible support and assistance. This is a very fulfilling role for anyone who is a good listener, ready to help people talk through whatever is of concern for them whether that be the cost of living worries or feeling it is time to get more help around the home. Conversations are confidential and free with signposting to partner organisations and onward referrals to professional advisors where required. Your 14 hours can be worked flexibly to suit your other life commitments and the needs of the service.
Job Title: Village Agent
Salary: £7,280 per year (£18,200 FTE, £10.00 per hour)
Hours: 14 flexible hours per week, mainly weekdays, occasional evening meetings.
Annual leave: 70 hours per year (25 days FTE)
Location: Home working but based within identified localities in and around the parishes of Westfield, Radstock and neighboring areas in North East Somerset.
Supervised by: Village Agent Project Manager
Term: Fixed term initially for 12 months (extension to 24 months will be possible as funding secured)
The post holder will be responsible for making contact with, supporting and signposting services for vulnerable individuals, primarily focused on the parishes of Westfield and Radstock but including neighbouring areas in North East Somerset.
We require a self-motivated and resourceful individual as your work will include contacting local people; to identify vulnerable individuals; respond holistically and appropriately to the issues and needs identified; provide accurate, high quality information; create referrals of appropriate urgency to relevant agencies and service providers and to engage with clients in a friendly, courteous, prompt and appropriate manner.
A comprehensive job description can be found via the WERN website - click here.
Village Agent - Westfield & Radstock
Salary £7,280 per year (£18,200 FTE, £10.00 per hour)
14 flexible hours per week, mainly weekdays, occasional evening meetings
Fixed term initially for 12 months (extension to 24 months will be possible as funding secured)
Home working but based within identified localities in and around the parishes of Westfield, Radstock and neighboring areas in North East Somerset
Friday, 28 October 2022