Community Groups Builder

Community Development & Social Enterprise, Housing & Homelessness, Older People
Salary Details
£28,639 per annum pro rata plus pension
Contract Type
Fixed, Part time
Hours per Week
21 hours per week
Closing Date
Come and join the team at Cyrenians Golden Years, and be part of an exciting new chapter on our journey supporting older people across Edinburgh. You will be instrumental in helping people have more ‘good days’ and improving local communities.

Job Description

Do you love working with older people? Are you passionate about system change? Do you want to make a difference to communities where there is a lack of resource and support available? Could you be instrumental in helping people have more ‘good days’?

If so then our Community Groups Builder role may be the one for you.

Come and join the team at Cyrenians Golden Years, and be part of an exciting new chapter on our journey supporting older people across Edinburgh.

About Golden Years

Golden Years aims to combat loneliness and isolation for people aged 60 plus living in Edinburgh.  We use a mixture of keywork and trained volunteers to offer support in a holistic way, helping people break down the barriers which are preventing them from connecting with their community and living their lives.

The National Lottery Community Fund is providing the opportunity for Golden Years to work with local communities, to empower older people to come together, share experiences, and make positive changes in their community.

About the Role

You’ll be:

  • Engaging with local older people, seeking out spaces to bring them together.
  • Learning of their needs, interests, the challenges they face, and what matters most to them.
  • Build connections with the wider community (residents, business owners, other professionals, volunteers etc.)
  • Setting up and delivering a range of group work activities for older people, in response to what they feel would enrich their lives.
  • Implementing social & leisure activities based on need.

About you

  • You will be a people-person who develops relationships that are person centred. You’ll be a good listener and passionate about the rights of older people.
  • You’ll be solution focussed, and enjoy developing and implementing new ideas.
  • You’ll have experience of working with older people working in community-based settings; as well as the confidence to work autonomously.
  • You’ll also be highly organised, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and have experience of using database systems.

How we’ll support you

This role will be fully supported by the Golden Years Manager and team. You will be given full training on all aspects of your role. You’ll also have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services.

This post is initially funded for 9 months from the National Lottery Community Fund.  However, the role will be a pilot which will influence and shape how this part of the service moves forward.

Application Notes

21 hours per week (flexible options can be discussed)

Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 30th May 2022
Interviews will be held week commencing 6th June at Norton Park Conference Centre
CV’s will not be accepted

Company Description

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.