Amigo Project Manager for Voluntary Support North Surrey

Job Description

 We are recruiting two Project Managers (one permanent role and one maternity cover role) to manage the Amigo project covering 5 boroughs (Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, West Elmbridge and Woking). The Amigo project helps people in their recovery from mental ill health by providing them with a trained volunteer buddy, to support them to access local community activities enabling them to increase confidence and improve motivation. The role involves assessing and managing clients as well as the recruitment, training, management and retention of volunteers. The role also involves the organising and management of the buddying between clients and volunteers.

 Role Details

 Amigo Project Manager (Permanent)

Amigo Project Manager (Fixed Term – Maternity Cover)

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week) or part time (28 hours per week minimum)

Salary: £24,000 – 26,000 or part-time equivalent

Location: Flexible but required to work across our 3 office locations (Camberley, Chertsey and Staines).

 Main Responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • Recruit, train, supervise and support volunteer buddies
  • Manage and oversee client referrals that are either self-referrals or via our partners, making initial assessments by phone and then meeting clients to determine suitability
  • Signpost clients as appropriate to other partners if Amigo is not suitable for them
  • Use the Recovery Star (a 10 point monitoring tool) to monitor the client’s wellbeing at both the beginning and the end of the process, helping them to understand their recovery
  • Match clients with a suitable volunteer buddy who will support them to attend an activity or group in the local community
  • Source activities for each client as appropriate and organise the planning, frequency of buddying, timing and timescale for each activity, attended by both the client and the volunteer
  • Regularly review the buddying with the client and volunteer to make sure that goals are being met and that the client continues to benefit from the support
  • Oversee the buddying by gaining regular feedback from both the client and volunteer, as well as managing issues as they arise
  • Regularly promote Amigo via social media and local magazines etc to maintain awareness of the project, supporting volunteer recruitment and client referrals
  • Promote the project with community connections partners and referrers to maximise the number of client referrals
  • Provide detailed quarterly monitoring reports to Partners and internal reports at monthly team meetings

Benefits

25 days holiday per annum or part-time equivalent (increasing by 1 day per year of service, up to a maximum of 5 additional days)

Additional days between Christmas and New Year

Applications

Please send your CV and a covering letter stating which role you are interested in to Laura Butler (laura@voluntarysupport.org.uk) by 5pm on Monday 3rd February 2020

Interviews: Tuesday 11th / Wednesday 12th February 2020

For more information download a full copy of the amigo job and person specification here

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