Summary:

We are looking for a Services Coordinator to work with our passionate services team (staff and volunteers) who provide high quality activity and support services to people living with arthritis, helping them take greater control of their condition and make positive, informed choices to live well with arthritis.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have strong organisational skills, sound experience in volunteer support and the ability to work under minimum supervision.

The next few years represent a unique opportunity for us to do more, more effectively, to positively impact on the lives of people with arthritis across Wales and the UK and everyone who works for us will have an important role to play in our transformation.

This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark in a dynamic evolving charity.

About Us:

Arthritis causes pain, fatigue and isolation for 10 million people in the UK every single day. It can impact on the ability to work, our relationships and take away our independence. We don’t accept this.

We are Versus Arthritis.  We are volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers and friends, all doing everything we can to push back against arthritis.  We’re reaching out to everybody with the information and support they need, funding vital research and changing the way society sees arthritis.

Together we’ll keep running, researching, influencing, volunteering, advising, chatting, baking, listening. We won’t stop until no-one has to tolerate living with the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

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Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156

About the role:

Working alongside our current services teams you will help shape and deliver activity, peer support and self-management services for people living with arthritis in Mid Wales.

You’ll be responsible for building strong, positive relationships with our valued and respected volunteers, branches and groups and the wider community, including the voluntary and statutory sector.

The initial focus of this role will be coordinating mid-wales activities for the final months of the Get Active for Arthritis project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund Wales.

You’ll work closely with wider teams to identify, recruit, train and support volunteers who have lived experience of arthritis.  You’ll explore all conventional and more innovative routes for volunteer recruitment so that we can build trained and sustainable volunteer teams who can make a lasting impact on the lives of people with arthritis in their area.

Key requirements:

Our ideal candidate will be someone who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, can lead and motivate people and has

· Experience of recruiting, training, supervising and supporting volunteers with long term health conditions

· An understanding of peer support and self-management concepts

· Proven experience in developing and managing relationships with diverse communities

· Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to structure your days and manage competing priorities

· Motivation, with the ability to work on your own initiative and be adaptable to change.

This is a home-based, part-time position working across the region and will involve significant travel which requires access to transport.  At times, there may also be additional travel for team meetings and to cover for other Service Coordinators.

Additional Information:

Contract type:  Permanent

Location:  Home based within Mid Wales

Interviews expected:  4 September 2019 in Cardiff.

Travel expenses to the interview will be reimbursed by Cymru Versus Arthritis.

To Apply:

To apply you MUST submit a completed application form clearly demonstrating how you meet the key requirements and competencies set out in the job description and person specification .

Please include where you’ve seen this role advertised.

Email your completed application by midnight on Monday Midnight 26 August 2019 to cymru@versusarthritis.org