15 January 2019.
This week we’re advertising not one, not two, but THREE great jobs working here at Grapevine Coventry and Warwickshire.
Two (possibly three – read on to find out more) of the posts are as community organisers taking action against loneliness and isolation in Coventry.
The third is on the Help and Connect project’s H Team, working to educate people with learning disabilities – plus the professionals and services who help – about how to stay healthy and well.
We’ll be adding a post later today on a day in the life of the H Team and their amazing peer-led initiatives. So for now, let’s focus on community organising at Grapevine…
The first role is full-time, working 37 hours week flexibly to meet the needs of the Connecting for Good project.
Connecting for Good launched a three-year National Lottery Community funded social movement against isolation in our city in August of last year.
Over 60 people from all walks of life joined us near the train station for a Walk and Talk to spark conversations about the issue, with a generous helping of inspirational stories and performances added to the mix.
Local press came along for the ride and made a video of the event which you can watch here.
Since then, the team has been listening, gathering and linking people and communities to take on isolation together. After all, it can affect anyone at any time – no-one is immune.
Does this sound like a cause you could care about too? If so, get applying. The closing date is 12 noon on 8 February 2019.
The same closing date applies to the other one – or two – roles as a community organiser for Self Care Social.
We are flexible on whether this is one full-time 37-hour post or two 18.5 hour posts. The most important thing is to find people who can build relationships and mobilise others to take action.
In this case, we are talking about the specific community of people in Coventry with a chronic or long-term health condition.
Self Care Social’s vision sums it up best as ‘creating a culture of connected self-care’ where people feel supported no matter what life throws at them.
If you’d like to apply for one of these jobs, we encourage you to check out our website and social channels to help you understand what these movements mean to the people in them.