Position:              Friendship Coordinator – Vintage Vibes

Hours:                  28.8 hours per week.  Weekly schedule to be agreed but must include a Thursday.

Salary:                  £26,299 pro-rata (based on a full time working week of 36hrs)

Annual Leave:  32 days annual leave, increasing to 37 days in year two of employment, Pro Rata. This includes some set public holidays and closure over Christmas and New Year

Location:             A mixture of remote working, working from The Broomhouse Hub EH11 3RH and Vintage Vibes office – 525 Ferry Road EH5 2AW

Closing date:      midday, Monday 5th December 2022

Interviews:        Tuesday 13th December 2022


Vintage Vibes is an amazing city-wide charitable partnership between two longstanding Edinburgh charities, Space and LifeCare. We’re expanding our team and are on the lookout for two new Friendships Coordinators to help us tackle loneliness in the city’s older people through creating fantastic friendships.

Purpose of the job 

Edinburgh is the loneliest city in the UK for older people. Vintage Vibes is an award-winning partnership project that looks to change that. We put together volunteers with people over 60 (called our VIPs), who are matched based on shared interests, to tackle isolation and loneliness through creating long-lasting friendships.

As one of our new Friendships Coordinators you will:

  • Work city-wide meeting fantastic VIPs and volunteers in order to create and support 1:1 friendships.
  • Make a difference to Edinburgh’s isolated older people by celebrating individuality, friendship and positivity
  • Respond to evolving VIP and volunteer needs through short-term additional support, signposting and additional engagement opportunities.
  • Contribute to continual exciting and innovative service developments as part of a fun and fresh thinking team.

For more information please read our Role Description and Information Pack.

If you have any questions before applying, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Andrew on 0778 972 2780 or andrewainsworth@vintagevibes.org.uk

How to apply:

To apply, please return your completed application form and a covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet each required area of the person specification for the role.

Email your completed application pack to  andrewainsworth@vintagevibes.org.uk by midday, Monday 5th December 2022.

Space & Broomhouse Hub is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

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Friendship Coordinator Role Description

Information Pack

Application Form