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Community Programme and Development Manager - Click Here

Social Prescribing Link Worker (Dover) - Click Here

Social Prescribing Link Worker (Maidstone) - Click Here

Health Coach (Sittingbourne) - Click Here

Team Lead - Universal Community Wellbeing Service - Click Here

Partnerships and Development Manager - Click Here

Community Programme and Development Manager

Hours of work: 37.5
Annual Leave: 25 days (plus bank holidays)
Salary: £29,000 to £31,000 dependent on experience
Employed by: Involve Kent
Responsible to: Deputy CEO

Based: The Hub - Maidstone Mall and Turkey Mill - Maidstone.

 

Involve Kent are looking for an experienced and innovative manager to take a leadership role in managing and developing exciting front line community projects from our Maidstone Hub.

 

  • Manage the high-quality delivery of a portfolio of ongoing projects aimed at improving wellbeing, reducing isolation and addressing social inequalities amongst older people, ex-offenders, people with long term mental health challenges and disadvantaged and marginalised groups.

  • Manage the high-quality delivery, monitoring, evaluation and reporting or a variety of ongoing projects including; Postural Stability Classes, Community Transport, Hospital Discharge Handypersons Service, Cancer Support, Volunteer Gardening and DIY Project, Community Allotment and Shed Project, Support and Activity Groups, Older People’s Community Forums, Mental Health Service Users Feedback and Lottery funded activities and events.

  • To strategically develop high quality innovative services to meet the changing needs of West Kent Communities. 

  • To work with the community, the senior management team and fundraising to develop worthwhile innovative projects to address isolation, low wellbeing and social inequalities. Including proposal writing and costing.  

 

Please note, you must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle for this role. 

 

To see the full job description and person specification please click here

To apply, please send CV and covering letter outlining how you fit the person specification to recruitment@involvekent.org.uk 

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be shortlisting candidates for first interview slots as applications are submitted.

We at Involve Kent pride ourselves on being an employer of choice and encourage applications from experienced candidates and those with potential, irrespective of identity, background, life experience or circumstances, It’s vital that the voluntary sector is as diverse as the society we serve. We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring in terms of their culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.

Social Prescribing Link Worker – GP Primary Care Network Dover area

*First stage Interview (virtual) date: 20 January 2021*

Hours of work:  37.5

Annual Leave: 25 days FTE

Salary: £22,440

Contract: Permanent

Employed by: Involve Kent  

Responsible to:  Social Prescribing Team Lead

Based: GP Primary Care Network – Dover area

 

Would you like to work for an innovative and progressive charity? Involve Kent aims to improve health and empower people and communities to live well. 

We are are looking for a Social Prescribing Link worker to work with GP surgeries in the Dover area to improve the wellbeing of their patients. Taking a holistic approach, you will connect people to community groups and statutory services to provide them with practical and emotional support.

You will need a can-do attitude, high levels of resilience, excellent communication skills and the ability to motivate and empower people to achieve their goals.

Please note, you must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle for this role. 

 

To see the full job description and person specification please click here

To apply, please send CV and covering letter outlining how you fit the person specification to recruitment@involvekent.org.uk 

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be shortlisting candidates for first interview slots as applications are submitted.

We at Involve Kent pride ourselves on being an employer of choice and encourage applications from experienced candidates and those with potential, irrespective of identity, background, life experience or circumstances, It’s vital that the voluntary sector is as diverse as the society we serve. We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring in terms of their culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.

Social Prescribing Link Worker (Maidstone)

**First stage interviews - 28th January 2021""

Hours of work:  37.5 hours or job share considered for the right candidates

Annual Leave: 25 days FTE

Salary: £22,440

Contract: Permanent

Employed by: Involve Kent  

Responsible to:  Social Prescribing Team Lead

Based: Aylesford, Blackthorn and College Road GP primary care network

 

Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to non-medical ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ with the person and take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Link workers also support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable and help people to start new community groups, working collaboratively with all local partners and volunteers

Please note, you must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle for this role. 

 

To see the full job description and person specification please click here

To apply, please send CV and covering letter outlining how you fit the person specification to recruitment@involvekent.org.uk 

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be shortlisting candidates for first interview slots as applications are submitted.

 

We at Involve Kent pride ourselves on being an employer of choice and encourage applications from experienced candidates and those with potential, irrespective of identity, background, life experience or circumstances, It’s vital that the voluntary sector is as diverse as the society we serve. We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring in terms of their culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.

Health Coach (Sittingbourne)

**First stage interviews - 29th January 2021""

Hours of work: 37.5

Annual Leave: 25 days FTE (plus bank holidays)

Salary: £22,440 per annum FTE

Employed by: Involve Kent

Responsible to: Team Lead

Based: Sittingbourne GP Primary Care Network

Purpose of the job

Supporting GPs and the Primary Care Network with a Health Coaching service for patients who could benefit from motivation, coaching, information, and advice to improve their health. Using Motivational Interviewing and other behavioural change and psychological techniques to help the patient recognise and understand their health conditions, set achievable goals and take more control over unhealthy behaviours. Health coaching empowers patients, giving them knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their health and any long-term conditions. Health coaching is effective for a wide range of patients, from those concerned about specific issues such as alcohol intake or weight, to people newly diagnosed or struggling to manage a long-term condition. This is a new and developing role. The post holder will work in partnership with their clinical and non-clinical colleagues, management support and the wider PCN to ensure the role delivers the best possible outcomes for patients.

Please note, you must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle for this role. 

 

To see the full job description and person specification please click here

To apply, please send CV and covering letter outlining how you fit the person specification to recruitment@involvekent.org.uk 

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be shortlisting candidates for first interview slots as applications are submitted.

 

We at Involve Kent pride ourselves on being an employer of choice and encourage applications from experienced candidates and those with potential, irrespective of identity, background, life experience or circumstances, It’s vital that the voluntary sector is as diverse as the society we serve. We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring in terms of their culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.

Team Lead – Universal Community Wellbeing Service


Hours of work: 37.5 Monday to Friday 9 to 5 pm
Annual Leave: 25 days plus bank holidays
Salary: Up to £26,500 FTE
Employed by: Involve Kent
Responsible to: Senior Services Manager
Based: Turkey Mill, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5PP – Covering the West Kent area


Purpose of the job
This is an innovative role leading a team working on the KCC Universal Community Wellbeing service in West Kent, accessible to those over 55 and those under 55 with complex health. Supporting, coaching and motivating your team to work with a person-centred and outcomes focused approach to ensure people are supported to achieve their personal goals, improve their wellbeing and can take part in activities they enjoy. Supporting staff to develop and coordinate new groups, activities, peer support, forums and volunteers. Working closely with our voluntary sector provider network to ensure people can access services and activities with all the support they need in place. Ensuring the service is integrated across West Kent and digitally optimised

Please note, you must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle for this role. 

To see the full job description and person specification please click here

To apply, please send CV and covering letter outlining how you fit the person specification to recruitment@involvekent.org.uk 

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be shortlisting candidates for first interview slots as applications are submitted.

 

We at Involve Kent pride ourselves on being an employer of choice and encourage applications from experienced candidates and those with potential, irrespective of identity, background, life experience or circumstances, It’s vital that the voluntary sector is as diverse as the society we serve. We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring in terms of their culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.

Partnerships and Development Manager

Hours of work: 37.5 per week Monday-Friday 9-5pm Annual Leave: 25 days plus bank holidays
Salary: Up to £29,000 - £31,000
Employed by: Involve Kent
Responsible to: Deputy CEO
Based: Turkey Mill, Maidstone – Covering the West Kent Area
Directly responsible for: Supporting, nurturing, managing and developing a network of strategic partners working to deliver ‘The Kent County Council’s Universal Community Wellbeing Contract’, for the over 55’s and those under 55 with complex health conditions.

Would you like to work for an innovative and progressive charity?  Involve Kent are looking for a Partnerships and Development Manager. Involve Kent aims to improve health and empower people and communities to live well.

We are looking for someone to work with a diverse range of delivery partners subcontracted to deliver the KCC Universal Wellbeing Contract across West Kent, ensuring that the contracted work they deliver is high-quality, meets targets and is contract compliant, including providing support, training and development to the network.

You will need to be highly organised, diligent and with amazing negotiation skills. Experience of project management and the drive and ambition to ensure success. 

Please note, you must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle for this role. 

To see the full job description and person specification please click here

To apply, please send CV and covering letter outlining how you fit the person specification to recruitment@involvekent.org.uk 

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be shortlisting candidates for first interview slots as applications are submitted.

 

We at Involve Kent pride ourselves on being an employer of choice and encourage applications from experienced candidates and those with potential, irrespective of identity, background, life experience or circumstances, It’s vital that the voluntary sector is as diverse as the society we serve. We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring in terms of their culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.

Please note, due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to applications individually. If you have not heard from us, unfortunately you have not been successful. We are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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