Working at WCA means joining a small, friendly and cohesive team working with local people, communities and the voluntary sector, to have an effective voice and role in local system and decision making. You can apply your passion and creativity in a supportive environment backed by committed trustees where you will be encouraged to develop and grow not just the organisation but yourself too.
Vacancies at Wandsworth Care Alliance
Job Title: Community Research and Volunteering Project Officer
Duration: 35 hours per week (Monday-Friday).
- Are you passionate about making sure the community can access and shape health and social care services?
- Do you have experience and skills in researching and working with a diverse range of people across communities?
- Are you dynamic, reliable, highly organised and do you enjoy working with a variety or people on a variety of projects?
Join us in a role that includes community-based research and presenting what our local communities tell us about their experiences of accessing health and social care services and their needs. Topics we discuss and champion with the community can vary, but in the coming months we are planning to look at health inequalities, the experiences of mental health for black women who have recently given birth and how digital technology can support people affected by sight loss.
We are looking for a flexible and proactive colleague with skills and experience in three areas:
- community research and report writing
- leading community workshops
- and co-ordinating volunteer involvement and contributions to this activity.
Ideally you will have knowledge, skills and experience that come from living in and/or working within minority communities.
As the Project Officer you will plan, organise and coordinate collecting and reporting people’s feedback on a variety of projects that often require collaboration across our organisation and with other organisations, managing more than one project at once and negotiating the next steps and deadlines. The approach includes designing our work to ensure that the community benefits from taking part, from empowerment to capacity building.
If you’d like to discuss the role before applying, contact Delia Fitzsimmons, firstname.lastname@example.org before 23rd October 2023.
For Person Specification and Job Description click here
For Job Application Form click here
To apply: email a completed application form to email@example.com. This includes a section for you to tell us what relevant experience you have relevant to the role description and person specification. If you are interested, but want to know more before applying, call 020 8516 7766.
Application closing date: midnight Tuesday 24th October 2023.
Interview dates: during the week commencing 30th October. Please let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments to attend the interview.
Joining WCA will mean joining a small charity where you can make a big difference. Wandsworth Care Alliance is committed to equal opportunities and applications are welcome from everyone in our diverse community. We value diversity in our workforce and have policies to enable this including our equality and diversity, flexible working and reasonable adjustments. We’re a friendly team with a shared passion for improving health and social care, championing patient and service user voices, and helping the voluntary sector flourish within Wandsworth. If you enjoy autonomy, flexible working, good training opportunities, and an open and inclusive culture, then get in touch. Our offices are set in the vibrant hub of Tooting, in a collaborative working space, and we like to have a social every now and then too because, as much as we love working from home, you can’t beat connecting with colleagues over some delicious food!
Candidates must be willing to work from within Wandsworth at our Tooting office for part of the week and when the work requires it.
WCA is committed to equal opportunities and applications are welcome from everyone in our diverse community, we value diversity in our workforce.