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Social Inclusion Worker (Timebanking)

£23,340 pro rata +3% increase May 2024
21 hours per week
Fixed term contract initially for 1 year
DIAL Barnsley
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Term of Employment:
22nd February 2024

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Job Description

Job Title: Social Inclusion Worker (Timebanking)
Salary: £23, 340 per annum (pro rata) + 3% increase May 2024
Hours of Work: 21 hours per week
Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer
Benefits: 8% employer pension contribution, flexible working, 5 weeks annual leave and up to 4 weeks paid annual leave for carers (pro rata)
Fixed term contract: 1 Year (initially)
Location: DIAL Barnsley, 3rd Floor, McLintocks, Summer Lane, Barnsley S70 2NZ

Overview of the Post:
The role of the Social Inclusion Worker is to manage the day to day running of a time bank project by recruiting and training members, facilitating time exchanges, and initiating activities to involve participants in health and wellbeing improvements for themselves and their community.

Job Description:
You will have a bright and bubbly personality with a ‘can do’/ solution focused attitude. You will be a skilled communicator, presenter, and relationship builder. This will be complemented by proven administration and organisational skills together with a talent for working in partnership.

Main duties and responsibilities -

Project Management:
Establishing a user-group to co-produce the early development and shape of the timebank with members being encouraged to become local ward champions of the scheme
Recruiting new participants to the timebank
Facilitating timebank requests and offers
Ensuring members’ time credit accounts are up to date using case management software
Communicating regularly with timebank members via email, phone, text and letter, in order to maximise the number of timebank exchanges
Organising group activities, promotional events etc
Outreaching to local groups, including health and community organisations, so that their service users can participate in the timebank
Offering individual and group support and guidance when needed
Increasing access to services for people from hard to reach and under-represented groups e.g. those who are isolated and socially excluded.

Marketing & Fundraising:
Promoting the timebank through providing stories for our social networking sites
Promoting the timebank in local press and other relevant media

Finance & Administration:
Ensuring project budget is adhered to
Ensuring DBS checks are administered on relevant timebank members.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting:
Evaluating and monitoring timebank members’ feedback, and adapting the service where appropriate
Keeping accurate and detailed records of the outcomes achieved by timebank members, and documenting evidence supporting these outcomes
Completing regular and timely reports for the Board of Trustees

Working within the policies and procedures of DIAL Barnsley, including those concerned with equal opportunities.
Promoting all DIAL Barnsley services at local and national level
Fulfilling any other duties as appropriate to the timebank project.

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