Timebank Outreach Worker

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Post: Timebank Outreach Worker P/T
Hours: 16 or 21 hours a week
Salary: £20,685 (FTE)
Location: Plymouth – various neighbourhoods and Whitleigh Office base

Timebank South West is a registered charity based in Plymouth since 2011.  We focus on bringing people and communities together to reduce social isolation and loneliness and increase individuals’ sense of wellbeing through timebanking activity. Timebanking is a reciprocal informal volunteering scheme where people help each other and learn new skills. The only currency is time, and all skills are equal.

“I love Timebank and the help I know I would get if I needed it. It’s nice to be able to offer my services for free and help others and make new friends”.

Alongside our existing Timebanking provision we will be offering new opportunities and activities for people aged 65+ and setting up four new Timebanks as part of Plymouth’s Integrated Care Approach – ICOPE.

Main objectives of the post

To work as part of a team supporting Timebank South West’s network of Timebanking Hubs across Plymouth. The post holder will be responsible for promoting the principles and benefits of informal volunteering, bringing people together and supporting safe one to one and group exchanges of time and skills. The overall aim is to reduce social isolation and loneliness and increase people’s wellbeing through timebanking activity

Key duties and responsibilities

To promote the principles of Timebanking to individuals, organisations, and service providers, ensuring Timebanking is inclusive and open to all.

Raise awareness of the positive benefits of Timebanking and its added value to people’s wellbeing, confidence, and self-esteem when they take part.

Host regular socials and organise activities in various neighbourhoods to bring people together to make and maintain friendships to help reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation.

To motivate participants to exchange their time and skills with others and get actively involved in their community.

Arrange safe one to one and group exchanges between participants, support exchanges, document activity and gather feedback.

Encourage new individuals and community groups to join Timebank South West including persons aged 65+.

Support new and existing Timebank South West hubs in various locations across the city of Plymouth.

So, if you are someone who……

·         has community development experience

·         enjoys working with individuals and communities

·         is a good communicator

·         believes everyone has something to offer

·         is passionate about people’s well-being

·         has a friendly and positive outlook

·         is a motivator

·         wants to work within a small, friendly, dedicated team

·         likes to do things a bit differently

………then you need to apply!

We are a flexible employer and therefore offer this P/T role as a 16 hour or 21 hour post.

For further information on applying  CLICK HERE

Deadline for applications: Monday 20th June 2022

Interview date to be confirmed

To apply for this job email your details to info@timebanksw.org.

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