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Apply to be part of our team – and help turn a ripple of connection into a wave

Posted by Alex Smith on 1st April 2022

In spring 2010, I became friends with Fred – a man nearly 60 years my elder, who I met by chance, and who offered me so much connection to the people and places around me.

12 years on, that one friendship has inspired 25,000 more older and younger people to share connection and community too – first through North London Cares, then South London Cares, Manchester Cares, Liverpool Cares and East London Cares.

Together, we’re known as The Cares Family – because we’ve always tried to give people that all-important sense of belonging. Now, as we look to the future, we’re also leading new national projects to help others to build connection where they are too.

Our plan is to turn a ripple of connection in local places into a wave across the country.

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But to do that, we need your help. We’re looking for six amazing people to join our team:

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Director of Programmes
  • Head of Development (Major Gifts)
  • Operations Manager
  • Projects Coordinator
  • Communications and Campaigns Coordinator

Click here to read the six job descriptions and find out how to apply >>

The people who are part of our community have always been the best advocates for it. With that in mind, I hope you will share these exciting job opportunities with the people in your networks – or shout if it could be you that we’re looking for.

Thank you for being part of this wonderful family reducing loneliness and building belonging together. Your time, your support, your passion makes such a difference.

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Thank you for considering a donation to The Cares Family. Your gift will help to tackle loneliness and build connection and community in a disconnected world. Our work is powered by people – so please chip in if you can.

The Cares Family is a UK registered company (10236615) and registered charity (no. 1180638). North London Cares is a UK registered company (07737818) and registered charity (1153137). South London Cares is a UK registered company (8757344) and registered charity (1157401). Manchester Cares is a UK registered company (10893107) and registered charity (1176902). Liverpool Cares is a UK registered company (11166325) and registered charity (no. 1177749). East London Cares is a UK registered company (11809555) and registered charity (no. 1186012).