Our vision is to ‘improve lives, enhance communities’ and aim to ‘make a positive difference for all through sport, physical activity, and learning’. We have developed a strong track record of delivering high quality community-based initiatives and services.
Our work focuses on three priority areas: Health & Wellbeing, Learning & Skills, and Social Inclusion, alongside a core theme of work in Football and Sports Development. These are all underpinned by our promise to deliver accessible opportunities.
Summary of your role:
To deliver and manage the Trust’s Reminiscence project and offer for older adults. To be the Dementia specialist for the Trust and help and support other programmes where necessary.
You will have responsibility for delivering Golden Memories and Extra Time programmes of the Trust’s Older Adults provision, supporting individuals living with dementia or memory loss issues and their carers.
This is a unique opportunity for someone possessing the dual skillsets of care and attention needed to make a difference to vulnerable adults, paired with strong project coordination capabilities required to lead an effective project.
You will collaborate with the Head of Health and Wellbeing to seek and gain funding opportunities to secure new health opportunities for the Trust.
Your key responsibilities, but not limited to:
- Work with partners and key stakeholders to deliver the Reminiscence project and Trust offer for older adults.
- Lead and deliver on the Reminiscence Project and Extra Time Project
- Take responsibility for the day-to-day management of programmes, liaising with partners throughout the lifetime of projects/initiatives (attending meetings, etc.).
- Build a referral network of key organisations and community groups working with target audience.
- Hold responsibility for the project budget, ensuring value for money is achieved and all incomes and expenditures are managed and reported to internal and external stakeholders.
- Plan, deliver and manage programmes, initiatives, and events to the highest possible standards.
- Recruit, train and deploy an appropriate workforce of staff and volunteers.
You must have:
- A full and valid UK Driving License as well as access to a vehicle
- Experience of working with people with dementia or memory loss and their carers
- Proven experience of working collaboratively with a range of partner organisations who specialize in dementia or memory loss.
- Proven experience of recruiting, managing or supervising staff and volunteers
- Proven experience of managing budgets.
- Knowledge of changes and developments within the areas of dementia a social care.
- Understand best practice physical activity delivery for older adults
- A passion to make a difference to the lives of older adults.
- An understanding of the Trust’s commitment to safeguarding and equality, diversity, and inclusion.
- Ability to work on your own initiative and be creative in your thinking and planning, applying attention to detail
- Ability to work calmly under pressure using planning and prioritisation to meet deadlines.
- Have a flexible approach to work. You will be expected to work some evenings and weekends.
You would ideally have, but not vital:
- Level 2 qualification in Dementia Care
- Dementia awareness training
- Basic training in safe delivery of low impact seated exercise
- Good knowledge of the history and heritage of Watford football Club
- Other National Governing Body sports coaching qualifications.
- Experience of using IT systems to monitor and evaluate the delivery of projects and events.
- Knowledge of the Hertfordshire demographic and the specific and unique issues facing older people in Herts.
- Understanding of and a commitment to health and safety, equal opportunities and data protection policies and procedures.
What is in it for you?
- Chance to join an award-winning charity and work alongside colleagues who are determined to utilise the positive power of sport, physical activity and learning for social good.
- Friendly working environment
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Investors in People accreditation
- Opportunity to benefit from a range of training and development opportunities
- Free gym usage at our two Community Centres
- Flexible working environment
- 25 days of Annual Leave entitlement plus bank holidays
- Trust pension scheme
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI):
We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We provide a safe and secure environment for all. We believe Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & adults is everyone responsibility. Everyone in the organisation has a role to play, to ensure that Trust policies, procedures, and practices in regard to safeguarding are followed.
- If you would like to work at Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust as the Older Peoples Project Officer download an application form and a copy of the full job profile located on this page.
- Please send a fully completed application form and Equal Opportunities form to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Trust Recruitment, Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust, Vicarage Road Stadium, Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0ER. If you are invited for an interview, copies of all relevant qualifications, and a copy of your proof of right to work in the UK will be needed on the day.
- If you require any further information or wish to discuss the opportunity, please contact Tracy Bambrough on Tracy.Bambrough@watfordfc.com