Reconnecting Twerton started life as a digital inclusion project which aimed to support older people in Twerton to get online and feel more digitally connected. The mission is to reduce isolation and support older people’s mental and physical well-being.
The focus of the project has expanded into providing older people in Twerton with an opportunity to meet together and take part in a variety of activities. These activities are chosen by its members and include regular coffee and quiz mornings, talks and trips to local places of interest.
In 2023 the project received additional support from GWR to work on a film project. The film project will focus on working with older people to make a film and booklet about their memories of travelling on the railway and the support that GWR has in place to help older passengers to continue to access the trains. This will include visits to other football clubs along the GWR rail line.
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic person to support the existing Reconnecting Twerton group and the new GWR project.
The role will include:
Oversee and manage the ‘Reconnecting Twerton’ project to support 20 people aged 65+ who are digitally isolated and feel remote from the local community.
Setting up the project plan, timelines and KPIs, networking with volunteers, stakeholders and delivering the project itself. There is an ambition to develop this project for future delivery, so learning, monitoring and impact reporting is critical.
Maintaining regular contact with the participants through phone calls and/or e-mail
Admin tasks – putting together the regular newsletter and arranging activities.
Supporting the participants in the making of the film – providing advice and guidance.
How to apply:
Reconnecting Twerton Coordinator
2 days per week (16 hours)
Twerton Park, Bath or home working
Tuesday, 28 February 2023