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Marketing and Communications Officer for Ageing Well in Brixham, Paignton and Torquay

We are looking for an experienced Communications and Marketing Officer to support a Big Lottery Fund Project called Ageing Well in Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. We are a multi sector partnership set up to deliver a six year programme of ‘test and learn’ activities to reduce social isolation for people over 50, ensure people over 50 are more involved in designing and co-producing better coordinated services. We really want to celebrate ageing well and sell the fantastic contributions that older people make in our society. We need you to help us make this a reality.

Hours:  37.5 per week with some weekend and evening work required.

Starting salary: £24,500 per annum

Holiday entitlement:     Starting at 25 days per annum, increasing with length of service up to 28 days per annum (pro rata for part time employees), plus designated bank holidays.

Based:                     4-8 Temperance Street, Torquay, TQ2 5PU

Closing date:         19th March 2015

Applicants are asked not to attach a CV to their submitted application form, or to enclose copies of references. Applicants are specifically advised to refer to both the job description and the person specification when completing part 4 of the application form. If you would like more information, please call Simon Sherbersky for an informal discussion once you have looked through the pack on 07766 025487. Please be advised that applicants not short listed for interview will not be informed.



Ageing Well in Brixham, Paignton and Torquay – Community Builders

£20,253, full time, 2 year contracts

Torbay’s Ageing Well Partnership has been awarded £6 million from the Big Lottery Fund for a six year programme to reduce social isolation experienced by people over 50. We want to reach every front door, building a sustainable neighbourhood network, valuing the contributions that people over 50 have to make to each other and the wider community, stimulating new activities and ensuring people know what is available and can participate.

We are currently looking for up to 10 Community Builders to work at the neighbourhood level, or with existing associational groups, to engage with isolated older people and to support people in building connected and caring communities that are welcoming places for people to grow older together.

We are not looking for qualified social workers, but a team of motivators, connectors, communicators, tacticians, peacemakers and storytellers. Confident, kind, resourceful, courageous, warm and encouraging people that can grow capacity, weave relationships and help local people build their communities. Tell us what you could bring to this Programme.

The Torbay Community Development Trust is the lead organisation for Ageing Well and is recruiting on behalf of the Partnership. Please contact Tracey Cabache, Community Development Manager on 01803 212638 for an informal discussion and submit an application form demonstrating why you would like the job.

Hours: 37.5 – job share considered

Starting salary: £20,253

Closing date for applications: Friday 13th March 12 noon


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Title:   Community Builders   (Neighbourhoods or Associational)

Salary: £20,253

Contract term: 2 years – renewable by negotiation

For this initial term the post will be employed by the Torbay Community Development Trust

Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours a week

Reporting to:  Community Development Manager – Torbay Community Development Trust

Please return completed applications to:

Hannah McGugan

Torbay Community Development Trust

4-8 Temperance Street









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Torbay’s Voluntary, Community and Social  Enterprise Sector has been experiencing a  period of significant change, in part in  response to those severe reductions in the  public sector that are having such a major impact on local life - with more, of course, to come. A series of open discussions over a  period of  many months and involving more than  100 voluntary sector representatives has  resulted in our establishing a Community Development Trust for Torbay (Torbay CDT), its intention being to make Torbay a place where all people feel included and can become involved in growing a thriving local community.

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