E16, London
£25,000 - £28,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Founded in 2016, Ambition Aspire Achieve (AAA) is a registered charity focused on supporting some of the most disadvantaged, vulnerable and at-risk young people in Newham and east London, providing them with new opportunities to build self-belief, enabling them to overcome their personal barriers to progression. Delivering projects and activities from our community hubs, the Terence Brown Arc in the Park in Canning Town and the Glyn Hopkin Abbey Hub in Stratford, we provide high quality youth provision enabling each young person to achieve their full potential, personally, socially and educationally. Boosted by funding secured from the City Bridge Trust, we are now looking to grow and further develop our youth programmes to reach even more vulnerable young people, making the best possible difference and changing lives.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, motivated and energetic SEND Coordinator. Reporting to our Operations Director, this exciting role will take responsibility for leading, developing and delivering our projects and programmes supporting young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities, including the delivery of a new project funded by the City Bridge Trust. Offered on a full-time basis (with the option to discuss the possibility of reduced hours), the role will provide a combination of delivery support and coordination of AAA’s projects supporting young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND), supporting their personal, educational, creative and social development, helping them to reach their full potential. This is a great opportunity to join a growing charity and make a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people, whilst contributing to the development of our offer for SEND young people and young adults at a key time.

Successful candidates will have demonstrable experience in developing and delivering projects and programmes supporting young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities, meeting pre-determined output and outcome targets. You will also bring experience of leading teams of paid and volunteer workers delivering high quality programmes meeting the needs of vulnerable young people. You will be self-motivated with a commitment to the equality of opportunity and Ambition Aspire Achieve’s purpose and bring strong communication skills with the ability to build effective, positive and professional relationships with SEND young people, their parents/carers, project staff and key stakeholders.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading on the development and delivery of specific youth-related projects supporting young people and young adults with SEND across AAA, ensuring project milestones and outputs are met or exceeded
  • Leading and line managing a small team of sessional workers and volunteers delivering AAA’s SEND projects 
  • Working collaboratively with key partners (e.g. schools, community stakeholders, delivery partners) to support the recruitment of young people and the effective delivery of provision
  • Providing for the social, personal, educational and leisure needs of young people with SEND by leading in the running, organisation and delivery of AAA projects, enabling service users to increase their skills and confidence and realise their full potential
  • Liaising with parents and carers of SEND young people participating in AAA’s projects, building strong relationships to support the development of service users
  • Supporting SEND young people to identify positive progression opportunities

The salary for this post will be £25,000 to £28, 000 per annum pro-rata (depending on prior experience and qualifications). 

The closing date for applications is Thursday 9th April 2020 at 5pm with interviews expected to take place shortly after the Easter holiday break.

Ambition Aspire Achieve is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Our recruitment and selection processes are in accordance with best practice in safeguarding children and young people.

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Refreshed on: 24 April 2020
Closed date: 08 June 2020
Job ref: AAASEND1
Tags: Vocational/Services, Operations

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