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Project Worker, Older Persons Service (2 posts)

  • Part time
  • £21,506 – £25,356 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 23rd November 2020

  • Advertised from 4th November 2020
  • Salary dependent on skills & experience. 30 hours per week,Although hours will be primarily Monday to Friday, flexible working may be required (including evenings and weekends).
  • Fixed Term.


LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:

  • Personal development and employability programmes
  • Self-help coaching
  • Supported accommodation
  • Care at home
  • Housing support
  • Befriending
  • Social cafes

LinkLiving’s values are at the heart of everything we do. As a Project Worker you will be expected to share our core values of:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

The Job

Whilst we also work with other age groups, our Older Persons Service promotes social inclusion opportunities for vulnerable people aged 65 and over by providing 1-1 volunteer and staff befriending in their own homes, within their communities, and support with social engagement opportunities for older people and carers through our drop in social cafes

The purpose of the job is to recruit, train and support volunteers to support the people who receive our services to become actively engaged and included within their communities.

The Project Worker will provide regular support, guidance and training to volunteers and a small staff team. They will develop relationships with relevant agencies and other services to maximise opportunities for the people we support.

The Project Worker will be responsible for their own workload, daily decision making and be expected to work with minimum supervision.

Maximizing user involvement and choice and promoting and developing innovative practice are key aspects of the job.

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About You

You will need to be able to demonstrate your commitment to LinkLiving’s 4 key values, which are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

You should have a relevant qualification in Volunteer management, e.g. City and Guilds Level 3 Management of Volunteers and experience of coordinating and supervising a team. The successful person will have the ability and understanding of how to work with people as volunteers, experience of coaching and supervising individuals and a knowledge and understanding the voluntary sector and volunteering initiatives plus experience developing and delivering community projects.

It is essential that Project Workers have effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills, experience of developing and delivering training programmes along with the knowledge of the use of evaluation methods to ensure project is effective and you are able to produce reports and analyse data.

You should have a non judgmental attitude and willingness to embrace diversity, be able to adapt to new environments and work openly and honestly within a team setting. In addition you will have the ability to prioritise and plan own and other service users work load and create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary and statutory agencies.

It is essential that you have the ability to drive and are able to travel between services as required.

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.

You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

Application notes

Closing Date: midnight on Monday 23 November 2020

Interview Date: interviews will be held Thursday 03 December at our office in Kirkcaldy

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We can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing our Resourcing Team at and detailing which format you would require.

Please note that CV's will not be considered.

Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.