Community Connector

British Red Cross

Community Connector
Location: Flexible within the UK
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 35

Salary: £22,781 Per Annum

We’ve got an opportunity…

We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and proactive individual to join our Independent Living team as a Community Connector.

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 social isolation and loneliness to access services in order to reconnect with their communities.

This is a social prescribing role with joint working between the British Red Cross and the PCN White Water Health. We work both in the surgery and the community supporting the surgery patients to improve their wellbeing needs.

You will engage face-to-face with service users to identify specific needs and appropriate interventions. You will ensure that the service is efficient, reliable and delivered consistently with national and local guidelines, using the Quality Standards Framework as a basis for assessment. You will provide guidance and support to the volunteers who work within the service, communicating on a regular basis with them and ensure they complete relevant paperwork following a visit.

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 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

Closing date for application is 23.59 on 27th November 2022 with interviews to follow.

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

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Connecting human kindness with human crisis

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