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This isn’t your standard Carer job, this is a truly unique opportunity for someone to be the Carer and Personal Assistant for a high profiled disabled ex-rugby player Matt Hampson, employed directly by Matt, and based in his home in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside.
Matt has a high-level spinal cord injury resulting in being paralysed from the neck down and is on a ventilator 24/7, so the successful candidate will play a key role in enabling him to do what he does best, and that’s give back to others, as Founder of his successful charity the Matt Hampson Foundation. Plus, he doesn’t take life too seriously and lives life to the full, with plenty of travel, good food and is great company too.
Care Assistant Responsibilities:
The role would involve assisting Matt with all aspects of his daily care, including personal care, travel and work commitments. He may have a spinal cord injury, but still leads a very active lifestyle, so requires a strong and reliable team around him.
The environment that you would work in is not clinical, it’s a home. Matt would like to keep it that way. Family is very important to him so the ideal candidate would have similar outlooks on life.
Care Assistant Requirements:
The ideal candidate would thrive on new challenges as well as relish the chance to be involved within Matt’s outstanding team. To be successful in this role, you’ll need to be a strong team player with good initiative, who’s reliable and hardworking, with impeccable standards of care, and great company.
Previous care experience is essential, and you would be required to hold a full UK driving licence.
If you feel you are outgoing, fun-loving and believe you could enhance Matt’s life, we would love to hear from you!
Location: Cold Overton, Leicestershire
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 140 hours per month with 6 nights per month.
Salary: £10.50 per hour (days), £9.10 per hour (sleeping nights)
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Rehabilitation, Spinal Injury, Charity, Charities, Not for Profit, NFP, Senior Support Worker, Social Care, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Care Assistant, Community Development, Care Worker, Community Support Worker, etc.
About the role
The ‘Inspire Programme’ is a targeted programme delivered in primary and secondary schools in and around Leicestershire.
The purpose of Inspire is to work with young people in high school settings who have been identified as being at risk of becoming disengaged. (Inspire Mentor – High Schools)
Woking in partnership with Leicester City Council, we are also recruiting an Inspire Mentor to work with Young Carers (Inspire Mentor – Young Carers).
Using a range of innovative interventions, Inspire Mentors work within schools to develop and increase confidence, motivation, aspirations and attendance.
The aim of the first role (Inspire Mentor – High Schools) is to work alongside identified young people who require additional support within mainstream education, particularly those who have become disengaged for a variety of reasons.
You will have a genuine interest in working with young people who may:
- Be underachieving or have low aspirations, low confidence and self-esteem and poor wellbeing.
- Display challenging behaviours.
- Have poor engagement/attendance at school.
- Find accessing mainstream education challenging.
The aim of the second role (Inspire Mentor – Young Carers) is to work alongside identified children and young people who require additional support within mainstream education due to their caring responsibilities.
You will have a genuine interest in working with young carers who may:
- Have a responsibility for looking after a relative with a disability, an illness, mental health condition or addiction.
- Look after siblings, do extra jobs around the house.
- Give additional physical and/or emotional support to family members.
Who we’re looking for
If you are passionate about supporting young people to reach their potential, are creative in your approach and are an excellent communicator we want to hear from you.
Skills required for success:
- Ability to empower and engage young people to overcome potential barriers to education with the ability to gain their trust while building and establishing relationships over time.
- Experience of creating strong and appropriate relationships, with internal and external partners.
- Ability to encourage, motivate and enthuse young people to participate, promoting positive attitudes towards education.
- Ability to work on own initiative, providing alternative learning opportunities for young people.
- Significant experience of working with young people from different backgrounds and educational settings.
- Experience working within an educational setting preferably with an understanding of KS3 and KS4 National Curriculum requirements.
- Must satisfy relevant pre-employment checks including enhanced DBS check.
- Ability to travel regularly across multiple sites.
Location – Leicester City in the Community is based at King Power Stadium, Leicester. The delivery of sessions with take place at partner schools and some aspects of the role will require homeworking, therefore you will need the ability to travel across multiple sites across Leicester and Charnwood.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Regional Manager – East Midlands Gateway
Remote based; with frequent travel across region.
£32,000 to £35,000 DOE, plus 25 days holiday & pension
Monday – Friday 35 hours per week
Career Ready is an award-winning agent for change. Over the last 18 Years, Career Ready has been transforming the lives of more than 150,000 Children and Young People across the UK. We believe that every young person, regardless of background, deserves the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding and successful future and to progress to a sustained, positive post-school destination.
We are working in partnership with SEGRO to recruit a Regional Manager to support the launch of a new partnership to deliver the transformational Career Ready 16-18 programme within local schools/colleges across the East Midlands Gateway. This new partnership will inspire the next generation of employees across the East Midlands Gateway and will help young people, particularly those from underprivileged backgrounds - to meet their full potential.
Across the Midlands we are currently engaged in working with schools and colleges in Staffordshire, East and the West Midlands. This role will expand our reach in the region, into the East Midlands Gateway (Leicester and Leicestershire) an area of huge opportunity and need for young people. Our Career Ready programme is based on our Skills for Career Success learning outcomes, delivered by employer volunteers. The core pillars of our programmes are a series of structured masterclasses, mentoring, workplace visits and four-week internship. Last year 98% of students aged 16-18 leaving our Career Ready programme went on to positive destinations.
You will be joining Career Ready at an exciting time following the launch of our most recent strategy 2021-2024. We are on a drive towards growing our work across the U.K with employers to support and invest in young talent. This role will support us over the next three years, as we grow our work and solidify our position as a sustainable charity that boosts social mobility for more young people across the UK.
About the role
This is a significant opportunity for a new Regional Manager to lead on a landmark employer partnership and be at the centre of innovating to create partnerships locally. Identifying the schools/colleges and students who will benefit most from the programme, to ensure we are having the greatest impact possible on the lives of the young people. There will also be opportunities to collaborate and be creative, as well as being autonomous in how you run and develop programmes with your schools/colleges and employer accounts.
The Regional Manager will be responsible for launching the Career Ready programme across the East Midlands Gateway and will help to :
- Raise awareness and aspirations of career opportunities for young people across the East Midlands Gateway;
- Promote local industries and social mobility within local communities;
- Support participating students with practical and ‘real life’ learning opportunities
- Provide a sound medium to long term pool of young people entering the local workforce;
- Develop a pipeline to entry level roles with our students;
- Provide a significant volunteering programme to support local employer volunteering and skills opportunities.
- Deliver a robustly evaluated community investment for programme, with impact data for social value reporting.
Main duties and responsibilities
- Stakeholder mapping and outreach to onboard new employers to support schools within the region.
- Recruit new schools/colleges to enrol on the programme for September 2022 in agreement with targets.
- Strategic account management and reporting for the Career Ready and SEGRO Partnerships.
- Project management of running the Career Ready programme working on a regular basis with schools and colleges e.g. support internships, managing events for students and corporate supporters, etc.
- Account manage relationships with regional and local corporate supporters and regional or local operations of national corporate supporters.
- Promote the contribution of Career Ready and awareness of Career Ready to potential supporters and assist in engaging their commitment to give both practical and financial support.
- Provide regular communication and reporting to the Lead Manager for the Midlands and external funders.
- Set up and Manage the Local Advisory Boards (employer board) – for your region.
- Help support mentor volunteers with their programme support.
- Ensure that all regional management information is submitted to the organisational database (Salesforce) in a timely and accurate way.
- Support schools and colleges in delivery of internships and work placements.
- From time to time there will be need to deliver sessions to skills and careers leads and to groups of young people within the school and college setting.
National and strategic management
- Contribute to the corporate work of Career Ready.
- With the Chief Executive, Director of Programmes and Midlands Lead Manager - monitor the state of Career Ready in the region and seek ways to promote its achievements and improve the service given by the central staff team.
- Attend meetings and training days .
- In conjunction with senior staff and the communications team, work to raise the profile of Career Ready in the Regional Manager’s area, and its key stakeholders in the regional and local media, business and education communities.
- Undertake public speaking and media engagements as required to promote the work of Career Ready in the Regional Manager’s area.
- Assist schools and colleges on our programmes to plan, manage and run events to promote Career Ready to potential corporate supporters, students, parents / carers and the local community, and be prepared to present at such events.
- Attend national Career Ready events such as A Capital Experience.
- Arrange and manage regional events including launch events, mentor icebreakers, work place visits.
- From time to time, Regional Managers may be required to deliver programme materials (e.g., assemblies, masterclasses etc.)
Promote a commitment to high standards of service, and to equality of opportunity through leadership, policy development and good practice. You will be able to build local partnerships with schools, colleges and employers with a view to growth with the Career Ready strategic plan. An entrepreneurial spirit allied with a can-do attitude will go a long way.
- Target driven, but able to balance financial and non-financial objectives.
- Entrepreneurial with the ability to follow through and achieve results.
- Forward planner with excellent time management skills.
- Able to deliver targets and objectives, often alone, but also to rise above the detail and take a strategic perspective.
- Able to communicate effectively in a wide variety of situations, including formal speaking engagements to large audiences.
- Able to reach, network with and communicate to a wide range of stakeholders and potential stakeholders including senior business people, principals of schools and colleges and students.
- Able to operate corporately as part of the Career Ready team.
- Consultative and supportive management style.
- Skilled negotiator, internally and externally.
- Ability to use databases, Word, excel, PowerPoint and other ‘Office’ packages.
A flexible approach to working hours is essential as ‘out of hours’ meetings are common within the requirements of this role.
One of the following:
(i) Preferably three years in an education role. Experience could have been gained in schools, FE colleges or not-for-profit organisations, but the successful applicant must be able to gain credibility with senior managers in a variety of educational institutions; or
(ii) Three years experience in a not-for-profit organisation involved with young people; or
(iii) Three years experience in a community development or Corporate Social Responsibility role in a company; and
Evidence of commercial awareness and proven experience of account management.
Appointment will be subject to a 3-month probation period during which time the contract may be terminated with one week’s notice.
An enhanced criminal record (DBS) check will be required for the role.
The role is home based (remote working)
Salary & Benefits
- £32,000-35,000 per annum, depending on experience.
- Plus 6% contribution to personal pension plan, subject to 3% employee contribution
- Annual leave: 25 days per annum plus bank/public holidays. The Charity is also closed between Christmas and New Year and there are an additional 2 days of leave available in August.
- Interest-free season ticket or bicycle purchase loans.
- Access to both our Reward Gateway Portal and an Employee Assistance Programme
- Annual Work Anniversary Gift Voucher
If you are interested in the role then please submit a CV and a covering letter stating why you believe you are suitable for the role, giving details of your current salary.
If you would like to discuss this role further before applying, you are welcome to request a call back.
The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Sunday 30th January 2022 and interviews will take place virtually in week commencing 7th February
Registered Charity Number 1092891
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.