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BRITISH RED CROSS
Service Support Worker – Connecting Communities – Fermanagh Area
Location: Fermanagh Area and travel within the Western Trust Area
Contract type: Fixed term contract to the end of August 2023
Hours: 35hrs per week working three days between Monday & Friday, 9am to 5pm (flexible) with 1 to 2 evenings per week (to 7pm)
Salary: £18,972 per annum pro rata
We’ve got an opportunity…
Could you be there for someone who needs you? We’re looking for someone who would love to make a positive impact on people’s lives to join our fantastic Independent Living (IL) team.
Loneliness and social isolation affect people across the UK of all ages and backgrounds. Feeling alone can have a devastating impact on people’s health and well-being, as well as on communities, hospitals and other public services. Whenever someone is feeling lonely and don’t know where to turn for a friendly chat, or socially isolated and struggling to cope with the demands of life, YOU will be there to help.
There are small ways you can make a big difference to someone near to you, such as having a chat over a cup of tea or helping them join a local community group. There’s nothing better than knowing the time we spent with someone who feels alone made them feel safer, happier, and more able to deal with crisis.
Say hello to the team…
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…
- You can make things great. You know how to improve service quality for the benefit of users.
- You’re professional. You can deal with queries in a diplomatic and confidential manner
- You love being flexible. Working hours out with the norm suits you.
Also, you should be the following:
- Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent by experience)
- IT literate
- Full driving licence holder and access to own vehicle (Essential)
- Have a good knowledge of services provided by the NHS and Social Care
Closing date for application is 23.59 on Wednesday the 26th of October 2023 with interviews to follow.
Please note that early application is encouraged, as we’ll be reviewing applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert in advance of the advertised closing date.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leaveUp to 6% contributory pensionFlexible 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).
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