We’re hiring – a Volunteer Drivers Support Worker
We are hiring for a new role at Wythenshawe Good Neighbours: a Volunteer Drivers Support Worker.
6-month, fixed-term, part-time contract
22.5 hrs per week (over 3 days)
£13,455 per annum (£11.50 per hour, FTE £22,425)
Workplace pension (employer contributes: 3%). Working mileage: 45p per mile
As a community interest initiative (led by our volunteer Board and run by a small team, with volunteer help) we promote wellbeing and reduce social isolation in later life by supporting older people to connect to their community. We do this through activities such as:
- a social eating programme
- regular newsletter
- practical resilience resource
- information/skills-sharing opportunities and sign-posting to local services, activities and events.
From autumn 2023, this will also be achieved through WGN’s new Volunteer Drivers Scheme, developed as an accessible way to support our older members with getting to and from health/other appointments, organised activities and social engagements across Wythenshawe.
This is a dynamic role for a community-focused person who is keen to help improve quality of life for older residents, working with partners and stakeholders across Wythenshawe.
Admin: supporting the development and running of the new Volunteer Drivers Scheme, including contributing to volunteer recruitment and coordination and booking and scheduling journeys – using bespoke software.
Driving: connecting WGN members to their local community by driving them to appointments etc. (post-holder will be a confident/careful driver). As the scheme develops, more of the driving will be done by volunteers. Working mileage paid at 45p per mile.
This is a great opportunity for a confident and careful driver with strong admin skills. Suitable for somebody who is keen to help improve quality of life for older residents, working with partners, stakeholders and networks across Wythenshawe.
- You can view/download the Job Description and Person Specification here: Volunteer Drivers Support Worker role
If you’d like to have a chat about the role before applying, please ring Samantha Days, WGN Manager. Mobile: 07816 960025 (week days only please).
Deadline for applications: by midnight on Sunday 5 November 2023.
- Download the Application Form (editable word document) here: Application Form VDSW
- Download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (editable word document) here: Equal-Opportunities-Monitoring-Form
To apply for the job, please email your completed Application Form and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to:
Samantha Days, WGN Manager at: email@example.com
Interviews: week commencing 13 November 2023.
WGN and Volunteer Drivers Scheme is funded by Manchester City Council
Post funded by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group
Photo credit: Elliot Manches. Image courtesy of Centre for Ageing Better – Age-positive image library