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Community Centre Coordinator

Redbridge Jewish Community Centre, Redbridge, Redbridge, Greater London, IG4 5LN

Employment Type
Full Time

£32,500 + pro rata

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Jewish Care is making plans to re-open all of our community centre’s again. Are you a people person, looking to be part of a fantastic team in a great environment who makes a real difference to the lives of older people?  The Community Centre Coordinator, is responsible for  the overall delivery of activities and events for older members of the Jewish Community, working with our Senior Programme Design Manager to ensure stimulating and engaging activities in a warm and friendly environment 

You will be responsible for front line coordination of day services delivered to Jewish Care members. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Day-to-day operational coordination of culturally specific Jewish Day service for older people and associated programming and events
  • Responsibility for the wellbeing, management, development and performance of frontline support, recreational and care staff
  • Working in collaboration with the Senior Programme Design Manager to coordinate the scheduling of, facilitate and lead activities and programming across service responsibility.
  • Work collaboratively with programming teams to support assistants to set up appropriate technology to support members taking part in activities at home
  • Working with the Community Hub Manager, to ensure that new services and programming are implemented and managed in line with agreed standards and KPIs. 
  • Working collaboratively with internal and external colleagues to lead safeguarding concern enquiries, follow up appropriately and to enhance the quality of life of older people.
  • Where required, coordinate and carry out actions as indicated in a person’s care plan or associated documents and in collaboration with internal Social Work colleagues, relatives, and external agencies.
  • Coordinate and participate in the effective and safe delivery of transport services across the older people’s services. 
  • In collaboration with the Community Hub Manager and the Administration and Operations Lead, working with facilities management and catering colleagues to ensure that the physical environment and catering services are safe and well run. 
  • In collaboration with the Community Hub Manager and the Administration and Operations Lead, working with colleagues in Jewish Cares’ support services on statutory compliance for Health and Safety, transport services, environmental management and building management.
  • Where appropriate and in partnership with the Senior OT (dementia lead), promote the Montessori approach to dementia care.
  • Supporting members to coordinate and organise their transport arrangements to and from the centre to include help with booking and managing dial-a-ride, other community transport private hire and public transport.
  • Working collaboratively to support the Hub Manager specialisms of Community, Digital, Dementia and Programming to ensure that the Community Services team can effectively share best practice and work in partnership to deliver outstanding services that are consistently meeting the needs of our current and future client group. 

What you will need:

  • NVQ level or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a coordination role, working with older and/or disabled people
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of working with people living with dementia in a personal or professional role
  • Minimum 2 years’ people management experience
  • Experience leading a team of staff and volunteers
  • Experience working in a complex multi stakeholder environment
  • Experience of or an interest in working in a co-production culture
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community, across all levels of observance, local parlance and festivities
  • Knowledge of The Care Act, The Mental Capacity Act, DOLS and general adult safeguarding best practice
  • Knowledge of General Data Protection Regulations and their practical application in day to day operational work
  • Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to work empathetically and respectfully with people of all ages and abilities
  • High levels of IT literacy in the use of modern business systems e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Internet and cloud-based services and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems

For a full job description for this role please email 

In line with government guidance, we will be asking all candidates to confirm if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19

We are a team of many different backgrounds and cultures

Jewish Care is the leading health and social care charity serving the Jewish community in the UK. Though our clients are all of a similar religious tradition, our staff represent diverse cultures and faiths.

Why you'll love working with us

No matter how young or old you are, if you want to make a real difference in people's lives, we'll reward you for your hard work and dedication. On top of providing some of the most competitive pay rates in the care industry, we offer excellent benefits, including:

  • 4% employer pension contribution
  • Employee referral bonus scheme
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Free meals
  • Wellbeing & staff recognition initiatives
About us

Jewish Care is a communal organisation touching the lives of over 10,000 people every week. We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by enhancing wellbeing and inspiring them to stay connected to their community. We provide a variety of health and social care services to meet the community's physical, social and emotional needs, including older people, those with mental health needs, Holocaust survivors, people living with dementia and people with disabilities.

We employee 1,100 staff and 3,000 volunteers from multicultural backgrounds who work together to enrich vulnerable people's lives in a positive and caring way. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we are proud of how our staff have responded and the agility they have shown to ensure we continue to meet changing requirements.

Please be aware that this vacancy will close once a sufficient number of candidates have been identified.

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