We’re looking for a Social Support Co-ordinator to join our well established team based in Central Manchester. 

Role: Social Support Co-ordinator

Salary: £22,220 – £24,341 per annum (plus 10% pension, subject to completion of a six month probation period)
Special Terms: 22.5 hours per week (we are currently seeking funding to make this post full time), fixed term to 31st December 2015
Accountable to: Wellbeing Manager
Accountable for: Volunteers

We are looking for an enthusiastic and engaging individual, to co-ordinate and develop our Social Support Programme. You will utilise your skills and experience of supporting vulnerable people, to provide effective Befriending Services to LGB&T people in Greater Manchester.

This role has a particular focus on service development and working with others to support older LGB&T people, as some of the most isolated individuals in our society.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • The day-to-day co-ordination of the Befriending Service.
  • Working with the Wellbeing Manager to expand the Befriending Service and wider Social Support Programme, to include longer term, tailored support for older LGB&T people who are experiencing social isolation.
  • Developing positive working relationships with other social care agencies and professionals, so that the needs of LGB&T people are being represented at relevant fora.
  • Providing a level of experience and expertise capable of supporting some of our more vulnerable and complex service users, ensuring they receive safe and appropriate support.

If you would like an informal chat about this post, please contact Sian Payne on 0845 3 303030.

Closing date: Friday 29th August 12 noon
Interviews: Friday 5th September

To download a recruitment pack, use all 3 of the links below or email

>>> Download the job description / person specification
>>> Download the application form
>>> Download the Equal Opportunities monitoring form

Benefits of working for the LGF include:

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days after 5 years service)

  • A dedicated training budget for each member of staff

  • 10% contributory pension (contributions start after successful completion of a probation period)

  • Flexible working, including time off in lieu and flexi-time

  • Membership of a health cash plan scheme

Positive About Disabled People

The LGF is part of the Positive about Disabled People Scheme and is an Investors in People accredited organisation. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age, but, as ethnic minority groups, members of the trans community and religious and faith groups are currently under-represented across the organisation, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.

Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Why not learn more about volunteering?

We also have a range of volunteering opportunities available all year round.