Friends-2-Gether – Media Launchpad Lead.

We are excited to have received 3-year funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to provide a new Intergenerational Project for Chesham and the Chilterns area, which will be based at our Bagnall Project. This new Intergenerational Project will be called Friends2Gether.

Working with older and younger people, we aim to bring them together in purposeful, mutually beneficial activities. Our aim is to promote greater understanding and respect between generations, building relationships between those that live and learn in the same community – but may not have the opportunity to get together.

The Friends-2-Gether project aims to improve physical and mental health, decrease social isolation, increase sense of belonging, self-esteem, and wellbeing, whilst also improving social, emotional and employability skills. By providing a wide range of activities we hope to increase cooperation, interaction and exchange between people of different generations enabling them to share their talents and resources and support each other in relationships that benefit all involved.

Person Spec / Job Description  
Job Title:   Media Launchpad Lead  (Part of the Friends-2-Gether project)  Accountable To:    F2G and volunteer project Manager 
Base: Chesham  Hours: 37.5 per week 
Working Pattern: This role may include evening, weekend & bank holiday working  Pay Range:  £24,853.52 p.a. (plus pension & company benefits)  
Job Summary  
This post has been funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, as part of a new Intergenerational Project for Chesham and the Chilterns area.  This new project is called Friends-2-Gether. Working with older and younger people, our intention is to bring them together in purposeful, mutually beneficial activities. Our aim is to promote greater understanding and respect between generations, building relationships between those that live and learn in the same community – but may not have the opportunity to get together.    

The Friends-2-Gether project aims to improve physical and mental health, decrease social isolation, increase sense of belonging, self-esteem, and wellbeing, whilst also improving social, emotional and employability skills.  By providing a wide range of activities such as our Media Launchpad, we hope to increase cooperation, interaction and exchange between people of different generations enabling them to share their talents and resources and support each other in relationships that benefit all involved.  

This role will be key to engaging community members through the Media Launchpad to build confidence, decrease social isolation and improve the media skills of vulnerable and hard to reach individuals. The Media Launchpad Lead will also help to bring in income to the charity through the provision of low cost music and media classes.   
Skills, knowledge, experience & education  
– Excellent music skills, in particular ability to play a number of instruments including guitar  
– Previous experience of teaching is preferential Up to date knowledge of media, podcasting and music recording 
– Music recording and production experience 
– Experience of managing social media accounts 
– Experience of recording and promoting podcasts 
– Experience of working with volunteers  
– Experience of engaging a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external 
– Experience managing a caseload/working with the general public 
Personal attributes required  
– Empathic personality  
– Excellent communication skills 
– Ability to listen to the needs of the people that access our services 
– Natural teaching skills that can be translated to a variety of learners  
– A good team player, willing to work across teams to support colleagues in The Oasis Partnership Flexible approach to problem solving 
– Passionate about how media skills can improve lives of those facing social isolation, lack of confidence or struggling with a variety of mental health problems 
– Commitment to personal development and ability to receive feedback from others 
Duties and Responsibilities  
– Deliver free or low-cost music, podcast, streaming and production lessons and groups to members of the community, including participants of the Friends-2-Gether project 
– Develop and produce regular content for The Oasis Partnership podcast “Lets be Frank…”  
– Deliver free, or low cost, tech skills workshops for the community, including participants of the Friends2Gether project 
– Build partnerships with local stakeholders to deliver tech skills workshops as a way of bringing in income to the charity 
– Develop and create policies, procedures, and risk assessments for the Media Launchpad, ensuring the safety of all stakeholders involved in the projects 
– Work closely with the Operations Manager and the Oasis team to be reactive to the needs of people using our services and adapting the Media Launchpad activities to meet the needs identified.  
– Work directly with the Friends-2-Gether manager to deliver intergenerational media-based workshops to 100 participants per year.  
– Develop and facilitate a programme of media-based seminars and clubs as part of the Friends2Gether intergenerational project 
– Develop and facilitate a programme of after-school clubs for young people of Chesham, these clubs will utilize the resources in the Media Launchpad, as well as provide a platform for sharing skills.  
– Support Transformational Tuesdays, by offering media-related sessions for The Oasis Partnerships’ recovery service users 
– Be responsible for implementing The Oasis Partnerships’ Environmental Policy, with a focus on recycling broken or unwanted technology 
– Ensure the physical environment of the Media Launchpad is inviting and accessible. 
– Be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the Media Launchpad. 
– Regularly produce a report for the Senior Leadership Team, highlighting successes, number of stakeholders engaged and any adaptations to the programme as a result of these reports.  
– Promote the Media Launchpad by increasing client uptake by 50% year on year.  
– To provide outreach provision as required – taking the service to more rural local areas. 
– To support the team in the day to day running of the Bagnall Project.   

This job description reflects the overall scope and responsibilities of the role.  All jobs change or evolve over time in order to meet corporate or local needs and this job description will therefore be subject to periodic joint review and change if required.,  

To apply for this post please email recruitment@oasispartnership.org with your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are applying for the role and how your experience meets the role requirements. Closing date 6th July.