Community Frailty Academy Co-ordinator

Voluntary Action South West Surrey is recruiting a 0.4 FTE (14 hours per week) Community Frailty Academy Co-ordinator on a 12-month contract – with the possibility to extend to 18 months.

Based in Guildford, but travel throughout the Guildford and Waverley Boroughs will be required for the role.

Working closely with the Frailty Academy Programme Manager and Project Manager, you will support the roll-out of the Frailty Academy programme amongst small charities and voluntary organisations in Guildford and Waverley to help improve the delivery of their services for older people

The Frailty Academy’s vision is for everyone to age well, for volunteers and staff to have the skills and knowledge in frailty to support our older population and for the experience of people living with frailty and their carers to inform and improve how we provide care and support

As part of the role you will provide training * where necessary to raise awareness of the issues relating to older people living with frailty

*full training will be given to enable you to carry out this task

You will assist in the planning and delivery of frailty education programmes to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE), people living with frailty and their families and carers

For anyone wanting to combine working in the voluntary sector with helping to raise awareness of frailty amongst the older generation, this is the perfect role for you!

The salary is £11,600 actual pa (£29,000 FTE) for 14 hours per week.

Please see Job Description and Application Form below.

Closing date for applications is midnight Monday 27th May 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Wednesday 29th 2024.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4th June.

Please note, if we receive sufficient applicants we may close earlier than the 27th May 2024.

Project start date is ASAP

Please get in touch for further information by emailing

This post is funded by Surrey County Council and is a joint initiative with Voluntary Action South West Surrey and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Community Frailty Academy Co-ordinator Job Description

Application Form

VASWS Annual Report 2022-2023

Voluntary Action South West Surrey are pleased to present our Annual Report 2022-2023.

We continue to be a beacon of community engagement, demonstrating the positive impact that dedicated volunteers can have on local initiatives. As the organisation looks toward the future, these achievements serve as a testament to its commitment to fostering collaborative and impactful community-driven projects.

In a proactive move fueled by collaborative efforts, we are gearing up for the coming year with a focus on revisiting and enhancing its Business Plan and Strategy. We are keen to stay nimble, ensuring it can effectively respond to evolving situations. Simultaneously, efforts will be directed towards securing additional funding, not only to expand the volunteering portfolio but also to fortify the organisation’s long-term sustainability.

As we embark on this ambitious journey, the commitment to adaptability, growth, and community impact remains at the forefront. Our proactive stance reflects a dedication to staying responsive, relevant, and resilient in the face of a changing landscape.

VASWS- ANNUAL REPORT 2022-2023 (fully signed)


Voluntary Action South West Surrey is pleased to announce that our Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 28th November at 14:00 via Microsoft Teams.

The meeting is open for anyone to attend, and you can enter the meeting via the following Microsfoft Teams link: Click here to join the meeting

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. Welcome and apologies
  2. Approval of the minutes of the AGM of 29th November 2022
  3. Consideration of the Report of the Directors
  4. Consideration and, if thought fit, approval of the accounts of the Charity for the financial year ending 31st March 2022 and the report of the auditors
  5. Election of Directors
  6. Appointment of Auditors
  7. Any other business

We look forward to seeing attendees at the meeting.

VASWS Conference 2023

Our Voluntary Action South West Surrey 2023 Conference, themed ‘Recovery’ will be a day full of interesting discussion and debate, with a line-up of expert speakers and workshop presenters.

Date: 4th April 2023
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Location: Rik Medlik Building, University of Surrey
Tickets: £25

The event will give everyone the chance to explore the impact that the pandemic has had on the charity and voluntary sector and how we have had to adapt our working practices to reflect the change in society.

There will be lots of different workshops for delegates to take part in, both in the morning and afternoon, plus an opportunity to visit our marketplace – a space where delegates will have a chance to meet an array of businesses whose services support the voluntary sector. Plus freeparking and a sandwich lunch included with your ticket.

Speakers include:

Dr Priya Singh, Chair Designate of the Frimley ICS, Deputy Chair and FTSU NED of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Chair of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and executive director of a medical mutual provident fund with charitable status
Maria Zealey, Surrey Welfare Rights Unit
David Rose, Wellbeing through Volunteering
Jo Woodhams, Green Social Prescribing – How Nature Connection Supports Recovery

Workshops include:

Explore Refresh Express / Art for All (Afternoon only)
Social Prescribing
Encouraging young people (19-25) to volunteer
Fraud – Prevention is better than cure
Wellbeing Exercise (Morning Only)
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support
“Friends Against Scams” Let’s all work together
Reenergising the community after a national crisis
Action for Carers Surrey
Zero Carbon Guildford

View the full programme and to book your place go to:


We look forward to seeing you there.

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