GRANDFRIENDS IS RECRUITING FOR A NEW MEMBER OF STAFF:
VOLUNTEERS AND PROGRAMMES MANAGER
• Part time, around 12 hours a week increasing to around 24 hours a week in 2024, with one Sunday afternoon a month. Mostly during term time. Job share considered.
• Salary £24,000 - £27,000 p.a. pro rata, dependent on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.
• The role will be split between desk- based administration working from home and attendance at programmes.
‘GrandFriends: The Company of Elders’ is a new charity set up in Bath in 2022 to bring together local elders and younger people who may not otherwise have the chance to spend time in each other’s company. The ethos behind the charity is that many older people are under-utilised community assets, and the pastoral benefit of their company is needed by schools, families and younger people. Our aim is to address ‘intergenerational loneliness’ for the benefit of all participants in our innovative programmes
The charity trains and supports ‘GrandFriend’ volunteers to spend time with children and younger people through new programmes, the first being weekly Lunch Time Visits to a primary school in Oldfield Park which has been a great success. Additional programmes currently being trialled include a Gardening Club and Library Sessions, and next year the charity plans to expand the programmes to include an After-School club and a monthly Sunday Social for people of all younger generations to enjoy the company of elders.
The Volunteers and Programmes Manager will be working with the Director to provide the best possible service to the GrandFriends. This person will often be the first point of contact and will provide an excellent level of support to the GrandFriends, whose well-being and enjoyment while volunteering is paramount. The role will also involve the management of the charity's programmes and working with the team to deliver them successfully.
This will be a rewarding job for the right person who must be highly organised, great at all levels of administration, kind and patient, and able to work part time hours, mostly in term time. It is new role in a new charity and we are interested in hearing from everyone who feels they may be able to help us achieve our aims. We are flexible and would be happy to accommodate the right person for the job. We are keen to hear from applicants from all working backgrounds – personality, attitude and experience from every sector are of interest.
The Volunteers and Programmes Manager will be working with the Director and Board of Trustees to develop the organisation. There will be opportunities for the role to grow along with the charity.
Applications to be submitted by Monday 3rd July. Employment in this role will commence at the beginning of September 2023.
Volunteers and Programmes Manager
£24,000 - £27,000 p.a. pro rata
12 hours a week increasing to around 24 hours a week in 2024
Monday, 3 July 2023