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Hospice Community Connector

Job Summary

This is a new role which will involve collaborative working amongst local partners recognising the value of community groups and assets. We are looking for people who can enable others to build or rebuild friendships, community connections and a sense of belonging.

It will involve working collaboratively with local partnerships in both statutory and voluntary sectors to co-create compassionate communities through an ‘Asset Based Community Development’ model.

We will welcome both full and part time applications for this role. If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact hr@stnh.org.uk and we will arrange for you to be called back.

Application Deadline: 13 January 2021

Salary Range (FTE): £20,843 – £23,858 Pro rata

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Job purpose

Undertake collaborative working amongst local partners recognising the value of community groups and assets and to enable people to build or rebuild friendships, community connections and a sense of belonging.

To work collaboratively with local partnerships both statutory and voluntary sectors to co-create compassionate communities through an ‘Asset Based Community Development’ model

What the role involves

Identify and build relationships with local third sector, civic and business organisations encouraging collaboration based on hospice compassionate communities ethos.

Identify others in the community, keen to come together to exchange learning and map community assets.

Organise local meetings to introduce communities to our aspiration and work.

Support others to connect and strengthen community activities and associations.

Capture local stories of community activity and share these with others to provide inspiration and demonstrate what is possible.

Guide and support action led by local people in relation to compassionate communities.

Provide learning and confidence building to local people on death, dying and grief.

Contribute and help to review our local and regional ‘Compassionate Communities’ ambition.

To establish and maintain collaborative working relationships within communities, statutory and voluntary sectors, understanding needs and support to community development.

Encourage community support for the hospice through championing our services or volunteering for the hospice.

Help develop local volunteer networks of support in the community.

Support and assist with the monitoring and evaluation of activity as well as collecting broader qualitative and outcome data to understand how the approach is impacting on people and the local community.

What we want from you

Educated to GCSE or NVQ2 standard.

Knowledge of the health and social care voluntary sector and of the responsibilities of voluntary sector organisations within it.

Able to develop and maintain relationships with a range of partners, including local people, health and social care professionals and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector

Must be able to plan, prioritise and implement work allocated in a timely manner.

An excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing and have a proactive presence on social media.

Ability to support and encourage volunteers engaged in inter-personal work.

The ability to work on own initiative and to manage own time effectively.

Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality, integrity and honesty.

Valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes.

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