The right job for a good person

Charles Cowling
Quaker Social Action’s Down to Earth project in the Ease End of London is a practical service helping people living on low incomes to have the funeral they want at a price they can afford. They are brilliant and they have asked us to bring your attention to this vacancy:

Development worker — 
£25,005 – 36 hours, permanent [Based on NJC scale 26-69. All appointments are at bottom of scale.]
We are seeking a development worker for our innovative Down to Earth project. Launched in 2010, Down to Earth supports people on low incomes to cope with the practical, financial and emotional challenges of arranging a funeral. You will report in to the project manger and be responsible for coordinating a team of volunteer mentors. You will also have the chance to contribute to the development and delivery of community conversation workshops, promoting positive discussions around death, funerals and how they are financed.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with volunteers in a community setting and/or designing or delivering training and workshops. The role will involve working with vulnerable people, so you will also be an excellent communicator, sensitive to the issues surrounding death, bereavement and life on a low income.

The closing date is 10am on Monday 12th December 2011.  Interviews will be held on Friday 16th December 2011.

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David Holmes
10 years ago

It would be interesting to know exactly how they advise those on low incomes to fund the funeral they want? In my experience, it is becoming more difficult, not easier to pay for a funeral on a low income.