Part-time Project Co-ordinator, Tilehurst Together – closing date 31 March 2017

Tilehurst Together is a new project which aims to bring together local people to support each other, building on a gap identified through Reading Voluntary Action’s Social Prescribing service. It is funded through the Berkshire Community Foundation’s Life Less Lonely grants programme.

RVA offers the Social Prescribing service to patients who have been referred by GPs so they  can access community support for their non-medical needs.  Many patients referred by GPs at Tilehurst Potteries surgery share common issues including social isolation and loneliness, anxiety and loss.  Tilehurst Together will offer fortnightly group support for patients to develop more connections and learn how they can improve their general wellbeing. Topics for the group could include relaxation and mindfulness, coping with bereavement and making healthy lifestyles choices.

This is part-time post is for 10 hours per week, over a 12 month period.

The project co-ordinator will:

  • work with a steering group to develop a programme of talks, activities and discussions which help to address the needs of local people
  • develop a simple measure to evaluate the impact of the project
  • take a community development approach to enable local people to build their confidence and skills and gradually lead/organise the ongoing programme of activities; the ultimate aim of the project is a sustainable range of local activities which help to improve people’s wellbeing and connections.
Address Line 1
3rd Floor
Address line 2
Reading Central Library
Address line 3
Abbey Square
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 3BQ
Is this location wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Contract type
Part timeTemporary, Contract, or Project
Location
Central Reading
Salary
£25,000 pro rata
Contact
Sarah Morland, Partnership Manager
Main contact telephone
0118 937 2103
Reference number for post
TT1
How to apply

Please download the application form, job description and project outline here. CVs will not be accepted.

Application form

Job description

Tilehurst Together project outline

Open for applications from
15 March 2017
Closing date for applications
31 March 2017
Scheduled interview date
10 April 2017
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course