Job Reference: WECC 10/21
Role: Wellbeing Exeter Community Connector
Responsible to: Community Connections Manager (Wellbeing Exeter Coordination Team)
Salary: £22,614 FTE
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Fixed until March 2024
Wellbeing Exeter is a partnership of public, voluntary and community sector organisations working together to provide the firm foundations for individuals and communities to promote and improve their own health and wellbeing. We recognise that communities, and the relationships that make them, are vital to creating and sustaining health and wellbeing and we put connecting, supporting and strengthening communities at the heart of our work.
The programme offers a range of community-based options to individuals and communities, reducing the need for statutory care services now and into the future. Currently a collaboration of nine organisations, the programme offers Community Connecting (“social prescribing”) for adults, families and young people in combination with Community Building, alongside a focus on being active as one route to improved health and wellbeing. Our work is informed and framed by the 5 Ways to Wellbeing (Five Ways to Wellbeing) and takes an asset-based approach (Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) ) to working with individuals and communities.
Community Connector role:
CoLab Exeter is one of a group of voluntary/community sector organisations providing and hosting the Community Connector role for Wellbeing Exeter. Currently this involves staff from GP practices and other healthcare professionals, making referrals to the Wellbeing Exeter Single Point of Referral for people who they think could benefit from the support available in the community and voluntary sector. The Wellbeing Exeter programme is available to adults aged 18 and over, Young People (11+) and Families. This role will be focused on working alongside those aged 30 years + across the city.
Referrals are allocated to Community Connectors who meet with the person and talk with them about their life, interests and the barriers they face. It is the Community Connector’s role to listen to and understand the person’s circumstances, work alongside them to build on their interests and to find out what’s out there that might enrich their life while overcoming barriers. For example, it might be about introducing people to social or exercise groups or activities, or about helping people to access information, services and advice. The goal of Community Connecting is always for the work to have longevity and be something that can continue long after the work with a Connector has finished.
Colab Exeter is committed to promoting a positive approach to equality, diversity and inclusion and values the benefits of employing a diverse range of talented people.
To apply, please submit an up to date CV plus a covering letter that is no longer than 2 sides of A4, summarising why you are interested in the role and how your experience, skills, and values align with the job description and person specification.
Application Deadline: 12pm Monday 8th November 2021
Interviews: Wednesday 17th November 2021