Active Ageing Project Officer

Job Title: Active Ageing Project: Project Coordinator
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £25, 235 pa
Reporting to: Project Manager/Director
Location: Based at Lancashire Cricket Foundation, Emirates Old Trafford, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PX
with regular travel around England (travel expenses will be reimbursed, access to your own transport is essential). The project is operates in the following target areas: Bristol, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, the South West, Suffolk and Yorkshire and Humber.
Contract: Fixed term contract until 31st October 2020.

Closing date: Midnight 13th November 2018

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 21st November in Manchester

Background information:

We are seeking a highly skilled project coordinator to ensure smooth and effective delivery of this groundbreaking project. Solid organisational skills, including multi-tasking and time-management, you must have experience of supervising staff in multiple locations and of multi-agency working. You will be able to work in a relatively unsupervised manner and will be responsible for organising your own workload and schedule. You will be numerically literate, comfortable working with numbers, making sense of metrics and processing figures with spreadsheets.

Sporting Memories Network (SMN) is a social enterprise like no other. There to support and engage with people living with Dementia, mental health and social issues through reminiscence of sporting events. By sharing memories of sporting moments however big or small, people are instantly connected, reawakening thoughts feelings and times that would have otherwise been undiscovered all through a passion for sport. Sporting Memories Clubs embrace the chance to undertake physical activities including walking football and new age kurling proving that everyone can take part no matter their age or condition.

Sport England is investing £10 million of National Lottery money into 20 projects across England to reduce the number of inactive older adults (over 55s). Sport England has put tackling inactivity at the heart of its strategy Towards An Active Nation. Being active is one of the most important things people can do to maintain health and wellbeing as they age. Physically active older people have higher levels of mobility and a lower of risk of disease than those who are inactive. Ill health often means the loss of independence and is linked to social isolation and depression.

In November 2017, SMN was awarded funding from Sport England, to deliver a 3 year project to get older men with dementia (or other cognitive impairment) more physically active. Briefly, this project comprises 3 main elements:

1) Adding an hour of physical activity to existing Sporting Memories clubs;
2) Ensuring all new Sporting Memories clubs include an hour of physical activity;
3) Trialling the “Golden Games” initiative, a showcase multi-sport event bringing older people together in each of our geographical locations. 

The target is for 750 people to take part in a Sporting Memories club and 1,000 people to participate in the Golden Games (over the 3 year period). Project success would be 100% of group participants engaging in at least one 30 minute physical activity session with 80% continuing to take part in one 30 minute moderate physical activity session every week.

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