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Age UK Leeds is a leading local voluntary sector organisation providing high quality services to improve the health and wellbeing of older people in Leeds.

Operations Director

This is an exciting opportunity to join their established Senior Management Team to lead the development of a number of new initiatives and delivery of their existing operational services ensuring they continue to deliver excellent client focussed services.

Starting salary £ 34,106 (rising to £37,107 – salaries subject to annual review ) + pension / 37 Hours per week

As the Operations Director you will be responsible for providing leadership to the Independence at Home, Hospital to Home, Help at Home and Ageing Well services;  delivering clear direction, supervision and performance management.

As a member of the SMT you will contribute to the strategic development of Age UK Leeds and help shape the culture and core values.

You must have the ability to work to tight deadlines, prioritise conflicting work loads and delegate effectively.

You will have proven ability to build and manage effective and high performing teams Experience of effective partnership working in a health or social care environment is essential for this post.

You will be based at The Bradbury Building, Mark Lane, Leeds, LS2 8JA

Closing Date:  29 March on 2019 (9am)

Interview Date: 12 April 2019

More details and application pack

Hospital to Home Support Worker

This is an exciting opportunity to join their Hospital to Home team based at St James Hospital.

Salary £18,870+ pension / 20  Hours per week

The successful candidate will have the ability to :

  • Assess individuals needs within the A & E departments, and appropriate wards and complete a structured discharge plan for eligible clients.
  • Agree with the Care Coordinator the immediate support needed and provide this accordingly. This can include transport/escorting home and practical help to assist them settling back in at home.
  • To provide, obtain and highlight sources of information and advice for older people/carers on all matters relating to their caring role, health & Social care, housing, financial matters, living with long term conditions and leisure activities .

Experience of & skills in;

  • Working in a similar role and at weekends, Bank Holidays and out of hours.
  • Assessing individuals care needs and providing support, including outreach support to older people, their families and carers.
  • Working with databases, inputting client data & completing client paperwork and support plans.
  • The local services available to older people, including older carers , in Leeds and especially for those who are vulnerable or socially isolated.
  • Data protection and confidentiality issues.
  • Full driving licence & access to a vehicle for business use, are essential for this post.

Experience of Working within a hospital environment or with people recently discharged from hospital Would be desirable for this post .

You will be based at, St James University Hospital, Leeds

Closing Date:  9am on 22 March 2019

Interview Date: 8 April 2019

More details and application pack

Universal Advocate

Age UK Leeds works in partnership with Advonet providing an advocacy service which provides free, independent confidential advice and support for people who need support to stand up for what they want in life, especially at times of major change.

Support is offered for community care issues, access to legal advice, housing issues, advice on nursing and residential homes, elder abuse and safeguarding issues.

Salary £24,799 – £26,317 pro rata + pension

21 Hours per week  – 3 days per week

As a Lead Advocate you will be responsible for:

  • Using your specialist knowledge and proven advocacy skills to deliver advocacy particularly in more complex cases primarily within a specialist (e.g. IMCA) service area, though over time you will be expected to work across all the advocacy disciplines and be able to cover or potentially move to another advocacy specialism altogether, as required.
  • Working as part of the community advocacy team however the role will require you to be the champion of older people with the Advonet Advocacy Consortium.
  • Mentoring volunteers, new advocates and advocates working in other disciplines; as well as a source of support to external partner agencies who provide advocacy.
  • It is expected that a proportion of your time will be spent on developing Consortium services with support Advocacy Managers. This may be an activity such as helping to develop new ideas to address unmet needs, your role as a champion for older people, promoting client involvement or helping to set up new projects. As well activities such as developing and delivering training (internal or external), awareness sessions, representing Age UK Leeds and the Consortium at external meetings such as Partnership Boards or challenging health and social care organisations to learn from trends we have identified or other similar activities.

You will be based at The Bradbury Building, Mark Lane, Leeds, LS2 8JA

Closing Date:  9am on Wednesday 3 April 2019

Interview Date:  Thursday 11 April 2019

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About the Author:

Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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