Location
Glasgow
Job Function
Care Delivery
Salary Details
£20,950 per annum pro rata
Contracted Hours Per Week
35
Careers Site Advertising End Date
26 May 2022

About The Role

Community Connector - Independent Living 
Location: Based in Glasgow (Hillington) with some remote working and some home working. 
Contract: Home, office and community based fixed term to December 2022 (With the possibility of an extension). 
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (flexible)
Salary £20,950 per annum pro rota
 
We’ve got an opportunity…

The British Red Cross are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individuals to deliver a new Connecting with You community connector service in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. These exciting positions are for people who have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and can lead and motivate people to address their issues with loneliness. The Community Connector will work together with a range of people who are already using BRC services as well as new service users.  The service will be delivered by telephone, a range of other communication tools such as Zoom and in person face to face activities. The role of Community Connector will involve working with volunteers, a range of third sector and statutory services to engage, signpost and refer people for support. This may include working with a range of statutory, third sector and community based services. This role is at the heart of the project, and the successful candidates will be confident speaking to a wide range of people.

The community Connector will contribute to the recruitment and support of volunteers who will form a team to make this project a success. You would be line managed by the Service Manager and will be part of the Area Independent Living Team.

This role would suit someone who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and has knowledge of how Health and Social Care services work. As a Community Connector you will be responsible for liaising with partnership agencies to support people affected by loneliness to access services in order to reconnect with their communities.

About us...
 
The Independent Living (IL) & Crisis Response (CR) service (IL/CR) supports people in the space between hospital and home and responds to the needs of people in crisis following an emergency; maintaining an extensive network of external relationships across health, social care, and emergency services.
 
This role could be for you if…
 
To be successful in this role you must have knowledge of the local area served by the scheme and have following skills and experience:
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Able to plan own workload
  • Educated to Standard Grade/GCSE level (or equivalent by experience)
  • IT literate
  • Have understanding of how to improve service quality for the benefit of users
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle (Essential)
 
Closing date for application is 23.59hrs on Thursday the 26th of May 2022 with interviews to follow from around the 2nd and 3rd of June.
 
This role requires use of full Personal Protective Equipment, including Fluid resistant face masks, to be worn at all times while delivering services. This will be provided for you. 

The role will involve frontline work with vulnerable service users and will not always allow for a 2-metre social distance to be maintained. You will be asked to complete a Risk assessment to confirm you are able to take up Frontline work, at onboarding stage. If you consider yourself to be a person at greater risk from COVID-19 or you are unable to wear a facemask for long periods of time, then this role may not be suitable for you. 
 
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) 
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave 
  • Up to 6% contributory pension 
  • Flexible working policy
 
A little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us. 

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. 

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

Follow us on Twitter @RedCrossJobsUK and on Linked in - British Red Cross, to hear about our latest job vacancies. 

Connecting human kindness with human crisis

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