British Red Cross
British Red Cross

Charity number 220949

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts. Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills. We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.

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Senior Trusts and Statutory Funding Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £33,000
  • Belfast
  • Closing 18th August 2019

We are recruiting a senior candidate to take a strategic lead on securing funding from trusts, statutory and lottery bodies in support of BRC's work in Northern Ireland.

As country funding lead, you will drive the portfolio, working closely with our operational colleagues in service development and delivery and the BRC policy, research & advocacy team to maximise opportunities with government bodies and other funders.

This is a key area for growth and the post holder will be responsible for deepening existing relationships, and developing new partnerships.

Meet the team

The Fundraising and Supporter Engagement directorate has a critical role to play in enabling us to help people in crisis by raising much needed income.

We're now entering an exciting time as we develop a new fundraising strategy that will provide a transformative and fresh approach to how we raise funds and engage with our supporter base.

Our team are dotted all over the country but are united by one common goal - to support people in crisis

What we are looking for

Educated to a degree level or equivalent by experience and with an understanding and appreciation of the funding and political landscape in Northern Ireland, you should have:

* Demonstrable experience and a track record of securing institutional and statutory funding from Northern Ireland; i.e. MEDF, National Lottery, PEACE

* Experience in project design, project proposal development and writing

* Good analytical and problem-solving skills

* The ability to assess, comprehend and manage complex written and financial information quickly and accurately

* The ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships, with donors and operate at a senior management level

This vacancy has now closed

Service Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £19,276
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 16th October 2019

Are you looking for a versatile role in Health and Social Care that helps you support people in need in your community?

About the role

The British Red Cross are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual to join our Independent Living team as a Service Coordinator. This exciting position is for someone who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and is able to lead and motivate people.

Working as a Service Coordinator, you will be responsible for building strong positive relationships and liaising with statutory and voluntary organisations. You will assist and support older people to join local community groups. You will be evaluating and analysing the outcomes of the services, monitoring the service delivery, ensuring service health and safety, evaluating progress, overseeing record-keeping, recruiting, engaging and managing volunteers.

About the team

The Independent Living (IL) & Crisis Response (CR) service (IL/CR) supports people in the space between hospital and home and responds to the needs of people in crisis following an emergency; maintaining an extensive network of external relationships across health, social care, and emergency services.

We are committed to delivering a person-centred service and enabling service users to achieve their personal outcomes. These may include enhanced quality of life, increased confidence and independence, and an improved sense of choice and control.

We also focus on improving personal dignity, feelings of safety and improved recovery after trauma or illness through services such as Support at Home and Transport Support.

About the person

As our successful candidate, you will have the following:

  • Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent by experience)
  • IT literate
  • Understanding of how to improve service quality for the benefit of users
  • Full driving licence holder and access to vehicle are essential for this role
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Ability to deal with queries in a diplomatic, professional and confidential manner
This vacancy has now closed

Assisted Discharge Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £19,276
  • Bonnyrigg Health Centre with travel to Dalkeith and surrounding area
  • Closing 4th December 2019

This is an exciting new opportunity to support people in Midlothian as part of a multi-disciplinary discharge to assessment team. If you are interested in supporting people home from hospital and helping them resettle into the community then this could be the job for you.

We are looking for a flexible and committed individual to join our Independent Living team in Midlothian. You will provide reactive, focused and flexible support to adults either following a hospital stay to enable early discharge when clinical needs have been met or to those living in the community to prevent hospital admission. You will assist the Independent Living Service Coordinator by undertaking duties required to meet the service users' needs in order to re-enable service users to remain in their own home and prevent hospital re-admission. Referrals may require you to take the patient home from hospital to enable their discharge. You will also be providing practical and emotional support in the service user's own home and signposting to other services where appropriate to enable the individual to live independently in their own home.