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Coordinator: FANS Project

(Friendly and Neighbourly Support)

Do you feel passionate about helping people who are experiencing loneliness?

Do you have the energy and skills to recruit and motivate others to help do something about it?

Social isolation and loneliness is a growing problem, which can also lead to poorer health. This new Big Lottery funded project will enable us to further develop our volunteer-based outreach services, by developing friendly and neighbourly community networks to support isolated and lonely older people.

As FANS Project Coordinator you will coordinate our existing successful home and telephone befriending, and counselling services, and grow and enhance these, with a particular emphasis on building new neighbourhood-based connections and groups.

With experience of recruiting, motivating and supporting volunteers, you'll thrive in a team environment, whilst also being able to work reliably on your own initiative.

Experience of working directly in a community development context and /or adult health and social care will be important, as the role will involve not only working with individuals and families, but developing relationships and working in partnership with similar services and agencies within the borough of Kingston upon Thames.

A Disclosure of Criminal Records (DBS) check will be required for this role.

Tenure/hours: Fixed-term contract - 2 years. 24 hours a week, worked over 3 or 4 days (to include Wednesday)

Salary: £24,000-£27,000 (FTE 36 hours) + £1,000 Outer London Weighting + £500 Essential Car User Allowance 

Location: New Malden - the nature of the role will involve travel around the borough.

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How to apply

To apply for this role, please download and complete our application pack (zip file - link at top of page) and return all completed forms to us by emailing: [email protected]

Closing date: 22nd November 2019 - 12 noon


Community Connector

(Link Worker)

Great opportunity to join our Social Prescribing team and be part of an exciting new initiative in Kingston

Help people identify and achieve what matters to them, when medical treatment can't help

It’s estimated that one in five of the people who go to see their GP are troubled by things that can’t be cured by medical treatment. GPs tell us that they spend significant amounts of time dealing with the effects of poor housing, debt, stress and loneliness. Many people are overwhelmed and can’t reach out to make the connections that could make a difference to their situation. This is especially true for people who have long-term conditions, who need support with their mental health, who are lonely or isolated, or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

And that’s where you come in. As a Community Connector (social prescribing link worker) you can help people to identify what matters to them, and work out how to connect with the activities that might make a difference.

Following a successful pilot, Kingston’s new GP Primary Care Networks have decided to subcontract Staywell to provide social prescribing link worker services through its Community Connectors team. This team works alongside Staywell’s long-established Community Team, supporting people with complex issues, who require support and guidance in connecting to appropriate community-based offers of help and support.

You'll use your motivational coaching skills to help people identify what matters to then, and connect them with activities and services that can help. You will need demonstrable experience of working with adults with health and social care needs, or community-based work with socially excluded groups, or those experiencing health inequalities.

Social prescribing is part of a national move towards personalisation in healthcare, and aims to improve the wellbeing of the population.

A Disclosure of Criminal Records (DBS) check will be required for this role.

Tenure/hours: Fixed term contract (initially): 12-18 months (dependent on date of recruitment), FTE 36 hours, part-time 14 hours per week.

Salary: £24,000-£27,000 (FTE 36 hours) + £500 Essential Car User Allowance 

Location: New Malden - the nature of the role will involve travel around the borough.

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How to apply

To apply for this role, please download and complete our application pack (zip file - link at top of page) and return all completed forms to us by emailing: [email protected]

Closing date: 22nd November 2019 - 12 noon


Want rewarding work that really makes a difference?

[email protected] Workers – part-time

Job description: Make a real difference in your local community by joining our dedicated team of staff working to support older people to live independently in their own homes. Along with everyday domestic tasks such as  housework, shopping, meal preparation and laundry, you could be providing friendly social visits or taking clients on outings and to appointments. No personal care is involved.

'I have been part of the Staywell team for just over two and a half years and I am not exaggerating when I say that this has been the best job I have ever had. We have gone from strength to strength to deliver a service which enables our clients to feel supported through decision making and choices which empowers their lives and gives them a greater sense of wellbeing. I have felt supported by everyone from the very first day I started.' (Sally, [email protected] Team)

A Disclosure of Criminal Records (DBS) check will be required for this role.

Tenure/hours: Initial two-month induction period leading to a contract of 18, 24, or 30 hours per week

Salary: Salaried roles on an hourly rate of £10.24 - £10.38 per hour, with travel time and expenses paid

Location: Homes in and around Kingston upon Thames

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How to apply

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Driver: Kingston Community Furniture

Are you an experienced driver who enjoys a varied role with contact with the general public?

Our Kingston Community Furniture (KCF) collects unwanted furniture from homes and businesses in and around Kingston borough and Surrey. We help people make homes, whilst saving waste, by re-selling and recycling as much as possible, and proceeds from sales support Staywell's work with older and disadvantaged people in the community.

Tenure/hours: Initial two-month induction period leading to a contract of 36 hours per week (part-time work may be available).

Salary: Salaried roles on an hourly rate of £10.00-£10.50 per hour.

Location: Based in Kingston upon Thames - role involves driving in and around Kingston borough, Surrey county and occasionally further afield.

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How to apply

To apply for this role, please download and complete our application pack (zip file - link at top of page) and return all completed forms to us by emailing: [email protected]