Ashford, Kent

£19,000 - £21,000 per year

Full-time

CJCYPDO040419

About the organisation

Imago is a long established, well respected and effective charity working across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London to deliver a range of ser... Read more

Job Description

Imago is a long established, well respected and effective charity working across Kent, Medway and East Sussex to deliver a range of services to individuals, voluntary and community organisations, the public and private sector.
Our mission is to promote, develop and facilitate social action, support independence and empower communities. User and volunteer engagement, leadership and involvement in decision making are core principles.

We deliver a wide range of services in partnership with funders, public sector commissioners and private sector sponsors to children and young people, older people, carers, and volunteers.

Underpinning our work is a commitment to excellence, evidencing impact and safeguarding vulnerable people.

Imago offers a competitive remuneration package consisting of salary, contributory pension, healthcare benefits and 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Do you like talking to people?

Are you confident, self-motivated, flexible, and have a ‘can do’ attitude?

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established team delivering the Short Breaks service for children and young people with disabilities. Imago is a leading charity providing support and opportunities to people across the South East.

Based in Ashford and working across Kent, you will seek out opportunities to engage with individuals and groups to increase referrals. You will promote the service to families, schools, colleges, businesses, statutory and voluntary agencies; attending assemblies, meetings, networks and partnerships to deliver talks and information about the programme which offers after school café-style groups (8-15 years), Saturday Clubs (15-19 years) and school holiday trips. Activities are planned to support the personal and social development, and independence of the young people we work with.

You will also attend and represent the service at events and other promotional opportunities.

This role requires you to work both independently and as part of a wider team to achieve targets and outcomes.

You can make the difference and help young people try something new, make friends, and lead a happy and fulfilled life.

Please either submit your CV with a short covering note outlining your CURRENT SALARY.

Post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity status, responsibility for dependants, appearance,  geographical area, social class, income level or criminal record.

Imago aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences. Imago sees these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion, and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within the communities we serve.