Community Manager, Lifeline Project

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Fixed Term
£22,400 per annum (£28,000 FTE)
Closing date: 04/08/2023
Disability Confident Employer

ASCEND Herts Limited

Role purpose
ASCEND is looking for a Community Manager to lead on an exciting new project that
empowers local adults aged 55+ with a variety of community-based opportunities designed
to find their ‘community voice’, help reduce the impact of isolation and loneliness, improve
their wellbeing, mental and physical health and promote inclusion. The post holder will
develop and support a volunteer programme, self-organised groups, as well as a variety of
activities designed to encourage participation in social, employment and training
Main responsibilities of the role
The successful candidate will be required to:
• Engage with the local community aged 55+ to identify the needs and aspirations of
• Liaise with key stakeholders and networks to promote the project.
• Establish a Carers Forum to support local carers
• Co-ordinate local events/ outings/ talks and a programme of self organised groups
identified by the project users
• Support a new over 50s Job Club including seeking opportunities for participants to
volunteer in the community.
• Liaise closely with ASCEND colleagues to ensure a joined-up approach
• Provide regular reports and case studies
• Undertake any relevant training/checks for example Safeguarding and DBS
Person Specification
In their written application the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability
• Work closely and sensitively with vulnerable people aged 55+
• Organise appropriate activities, outings etc.
• Problem solve and find creative solutions
• Network effectively and develop relationships with local partner organisations
• Work as part of the ASCEND team
• Maintain accurate records and write reports
• Work independently and manage their time effectively
• Drive and have access to a car
Our vision is to offer hope and life-changing opportunities to people living in South-West
Our aim is that the people we support will have the skills and confidence to realise their
potential and participate fully in society.
We deliver this:
• through training and advice to help clients move into paid employment, volunteering and
further training
• through personal support to meet the needs of clients with health and wellbeing issues.
We aim to deliver services that are
• Honest – we aim to be trustworthy at all times
• Compassionate – we aim to be considerate to everyone
• Encouraging – we aim to offer hope to all who use our services
• Confidential – we will ensure a discreet service
• Respectful – we offer the same help to everyone, irrespective of their varied
backgrounds, race, gender, religion and sexual orientation
• Person-focused – we support everyone according to their individual needs