Exciting senior roles to help spur a ripple effect of connection
Posted by Alex Smith on 21st June 2021
Over the past decade, The Cares Family has grown from a tiny idea in a single place into a national movement building community and connection in disconnecting times. Combined, our charities have connected 25,000 older and younger neighbours to share over 600,000 interactions and 140,000 hours.
As well as having an impact on individual lives and communities, in the past three years, The Cares Family has started to have an impact at the systemic and cultural levels too – through new projects, storytelling and campaigning that are rapidly increasing our profile and making an even bigger difference. In 2018, the then Prime Minister launched the government’s first ever loneliness strategy, which we helped shape, at a Cares Family social club. We have received coverage in The Economist, The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph and on BBC1’s News at Ten and Channel 4 News. And in 2018, our CEO was appointed one of 20 inaugural Obama Fellows, bringing new attention to our issues and work.
With the arrival of the pandemic, loneliness is better understood than ever and empathy for people experiencing it has increased. The Cares Family is therefore at a moment of opportunity to make an even bigger difference in the years ahead – spurring a ripple effect of change everywhere in the UK.
To do that, we are hiring for a number of new positions in the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022. New programmes and projects jobs will be published soon, but we are starting with three exciting new senior roles which will help us drive the change we wish to see.
If you'd like to come and join the family and work with a wonderful team of nearly 50 people building connection and community across the UK, please read the job descriptions and apply via the links below: