We Are Hiring: Join our team as Programmes Coordinator

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Manchester Cares is an anti-racist organisation committed to advancing anti-racism and inclusion in our work and in our communities. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, who are currently under-represented in our organisation. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Salary: £28,000 FTE (£8,400 per year) 

Role type: 12 month contract, part time 0.3 FTE (11.25 hours per week)

Location: City of Manchester with some remote working

Reporting to: Head of Programmes

Application Deadline: 11:59PM on 10th July 2022

Interview date: 20th July


    Since opening in 2017, Manchester Cares has supported over 1000 older and younger people to share time, friendship and fun together. We have done so by applying The Cares Family’s core programmes and making them uniquely Mancunian. Through each of these integrated programmes, inspired and led by neighbours, the relationships created are two-way and harness the heritage of the local community. Older people benefit from a regular, familiar place to go and the company of young people showing an interest in their lives; while younger people receive the advice, humour and stories of older people.

    We’re now looking for a creative, confident and versatile Programme Coordinator to support our Social Clubs programme. Our Social Clubs offer a space for older and younger Mancunians to share time, laughter and new experiences that help everyone to feel a part of our changing city.  

    You will work closely with the Social Clubs Programme Coordinator to design and deliver 12-15 Social Clubs per month. You’ll also support with other programme tasks where required; we're a small team so sometimes need to offer cross-programme support. All activities will be either online via Zoom or in venues across Manchester. 

    The job requires creativity, perseverance, patience, leadership and positivity. You will need to be able to lead a room, to give instructions in a friendly and occasionally firm way, and to facilitate conversations and connection between people who may not normally interact and who may be nervous. You will be someone who is able to effectively manage their time, and oversee lots of moving parts and elements, to facilitate a successful project or event.  In the role you will also liaise with community partners, using your creativity, determination and partnership-building skills to collaborate on exciting events. 



    • Work with the Social Clubs Coordinator to design, deliver and grow Manchester Cares’ Social Clubs programme through online, and in person activities.
    • Build and maintain effective community partnerships with local and national organisations, community groups and potential collaborators.
    • Build awareness and engagement in Social Clubs by encouraging attendance, regularly communicating with older and younger people  in our network. monitoring trends and feedback and working with our Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator.
    • Create warm and engaging communications, such as newsletters, blogs, emails and social media to advertise our Social Clubs to our network.
    • Maintain accurate records to support the Social Clubs Programme, including social club registers, safeguarding concerns, contact information, budget spends, quotes and feedback.
    • Regularly analyse and evaluate Social Clubs, by using data tools to ensure our activities are relevant, targeted and best serve the community.
    • You may also be expected to support other projects beyond your core role, in line with your skills and experience, that contribute to organisational objectives.

    In return we will offer you:

    • 26 days’ annual leave (22 days’ regular leave, a day for your birthday and three days between December 25th and January 1st when The Cares Family is closed).
    • Pension (3% employer contribution through the government’s NEST scheme).
    • A staff welfare programme including access to counselling.
    • Flexible working hours
    • Cycle to Work Scheme

    How To Apply

    For information on how to apply for the role please read the job pack linked below. This will give you more information about the role, the application process and the informal job information session.

    Click here for the job pack

    Laura Wilkinson

    Posted by Laura Wilkinson on Thursday 26th May 2022

    Laura is Head of Programmes at Manchester Cares