The Role:  We are looking for a willing and dedicated volunteer to conduct highly important interviews over a 5-month period, to demonstrate the impact of a community based project in Thames Valley.

The Project:  Communities that Care is an innovative Neighbourhood Watch led project, training and supporting Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators and volunteers in engaging with older members of the community, to protect them from becoming affected by fraud and scams.

The project also aims to offer emotional and practical support to those that have been affected by fraud.  Engagement can be through a range of activities such as 1:1 support, public and community events, signposting to other agencies or aftercare to those that need it.

Key Responsibilities:

To conduct a range of interviews and discussions with project beneficiaries and record their experiences. 

Working with older people to discuss how they have accessed the project and the potential difference it has made to them.

To undertake training in the importance of research ethics and how to collect and submit qualitative data and information to form part of an evaluation report. 

To uphold confidentiality at all times. 

Commitment:         

  • 4 – 5 hours per month, for 5 months
  • June 2019 – October 2019

Location:  Buckinghamshire

Skills:                     

Active listening and strong verbal communication skills.

Empathy, patience and an open manner.

Open minded and non-judgemental.

A desire to engage with older people.

A full DBS is required to undertake this role.

Support:               

Full training provided to prepare you for all aspects of the role.

Ongoing support from the Project Team.

DBS costs covered by the Neighbourhood Watch Network.

Authorised associated expenses will be reimbursed.

Closing date and how to apply:

Please send an CV and covering letter (no more than 2 pages) to Clare Clarke, Community Engagement Manager to clare.clarke@ourwatch.org.uk or call 07827 837730 to discuss, by Friday 14 June  2019.