Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
£21937 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description
Community Connector

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our Cheshire and Merseyside Team.

Luv2meetU is a friendship and dating service for adults with learning disabilities and autism. We provide opportunities for people to develop friendships and relationships, extend their social networks and improve overall health and well-being, by arranging a number of social activities within their local community. During the pandemic the role will involve offering virtual activities.

Reporting to the Regional Manager in Cheshire and working alongside the Luv2meetU team you will play a key role in enabling people with learning disabilities and/or autism with varying needs to explore new opportunities within their local community, develop friendships and relationships and become more active.

Hours are flexible and will include evening and weekend work based on the needs of the project.

Salary: £21,937 pro rata

Hours: Fixed-term -1 year, Full time, 37.5 hours

Location: Hft offices at Ellesmere Port, in the community and remote home working

What we Offer

Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out Access to an Employee Assistance Programme whose range of resources are available free of charge and are completely confidential: Access to excellent learning and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status... Annual staff award scheme and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme. 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays). A contributory pension scheme & life assurance.

The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE standard or equivalent and with the ability to use Microsoft office, Hft bespoke IT programmes and a variety of digital platforms including social media.

Experience of working with vulnerable people including adults with learning disabilities and/or autism together with an understanding of the needs, experiences and aspirations of people with learning disabilities would be advantageous.

Closing date: Friday 3oth April 2021


You may have experience or an interest in the following: Project Worker, Community Support Worker, Support Work, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP etc.

Ref: 98503
Posted on: 20 April 2021
Closed date: 30 April 2021
Job ref: 98503
Tags: Social Care/Development