We're hiring – join Manchester Cares as Programme Coordinator (Social Clubs)

Manchester Cares is seeking an exceptional colleague to lead our Social Clubs programme. The standout candidate will be full of ideasversatiledetermined and confident. 

You will be responsible for Manchester Cares’ Social Clubs programme; planning and delivering up to 15 social clubs – like dances, pub quizzes and seasonal parties – every month, including during evenings and weekends.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our established but still nascent organisation, and to make a big difference for the long term. 

You will be a powerful storyteller, in writing and in person, and someone who can talk to and relate to people from all backgrounds, no matter their circumstances – someone equally comfortable discussing illness and isolation with a housebound 95-year old neighbour in Longsight as you are talking about work and weddings with a 25-year-old volunteer in Spinningfields.

Crucially, we need a people-person: you will be outgoing and tenacious and able to lead a room, someone who can build trusted partnerships from scratch including with other voluntary groups, with local businesses, as well as with older and younger people in the city. We also need a numbers-person – someone methodical, target focused and strategic. And we need a self-starter: someone committed, tough and focused working alone as well as collaboratively.

Finally, we need someone who understands and is motivated by the demographics and social challenges of our city and the issues we work on – and in particular who is passionate about and can clearly promote our vision for building close community networks in order to reduce loneliness in Manchester as the city continues to change at pace. 

So the stand out candidate will have deep knowledge of and passion for the unique communities and cultures of Manchester’s various neighbourhoods, alongside experience leading creative projects

If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.


  • Full time (40 hours per week)
  • Salary: £25,000 (plus travel)


To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are right for this role to Rosa Friend at [email protected].

  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd March 2019 at 12pm.
  • First round interviews will take place during the week beginning March 25th.
  • Second round interviews will take place on April 3rd.
  • Starting date as soon as possible thereafter. 

Manchester Cares seeks to live our values in everything we do. We are committed to inclusion in our programmes and diversity in our teams.

Please read the full job description below for further information.

Alex Smith

Posted by Alex Smith on Monday 11th March 2019

Alex is Manchester Cares' founder and CEO.

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