Learning Engagement Lead, Connect Hackney

Learning Engagement Lead, Connect Hackney

Do you want to play a leading role in helping to shape policy and practice in tackling loneliness and isolation amongst older people?

We are looking for a Learning and Engagement Lead to work closely with older people, strategic stakeholders, and delivery partners to develop and deliver projects and programme-wide work for Connect Hackney. The ideal candidate will enjoy working within a small team, and have experience of taking a leading role in extracting and communicating learning. They will thrive in a fast paced environment, and have the necessary skills to manage a varied workload. If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you.

About Connect Hackney

Connect Hackney is a £5.8M programme aimed at reducing social isolation among older people.  Managed by Hackney CVS, Connect Hackney is one of fourteen programme areas in England that has been funded through the six-year National Lottery Community Fund, Ageing Better strategic funding programme.

Connect Hackney is now entering its final year and through our work with older people and our strategic partners, we have acquired substantive learning on how to reduce and/or prevent loneliness and isolation amongst older people. This is an exciting time to join the team, as our ambition for the final year of the programme is to share the learning, and evidence from our local evaluation with national and crucially local stakeholders, to influence policy and practice.  If you are interested in an exciting learning and engagement role, this could be the role for you.

We believe strongly in working for a fairer Hackney and ensuring that services and projects are co-produced with older people, those delivering services to them and other stakeholders.


Conditions of work

Salary: £33,000pa pro rata

Hours: 28 hours per week (4 days)

Contract: fixed-term 12 months


About Hackney CVS

Hackney CVS is the umbrella body for the borough’s voluntary and community sector. We offer the opportunity to work with a well-established team in a very friendly, diverse and positive environment. Additional benefits include:

  • 25 days annual leave and additional leave days over Christmas
  • continual professional development
  • up to two weeks paid study leave per year
  • an employer pension contribution of 6%
  • cycle to work scheme.

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Application deadline: 9.30am, Thursday 5 March 2020. Return completed application form and personal information by email to: recruitment@hcvs.org.uk

Interview date: 10/12 March 2020

For an informal chat about the role please contact Tony Wong: tony@connecthackney.org.uk | t: 020 7923 1962