Join us at an exciting time, become part of a special family, accelerate your career and help to change society for the better.
Who are we:
As an award-winning charity, we exist because children and adults with disabilities and special needs are still not fully included in their communities, and this has to change! We create our own inclusive programme of sessions and projects, assisted by our enthusiastic, friendly and active volunteer team, support other organisations to make their own provision open to all, and campaign more widely for a fairer society.
Our Project Coordinator for In-Person activities in Oxford is a key leadership role at the heart of our sociable and fun team. You will coordinate all aspects of our inspiring and unique in-person session programme spanning sport, crafts, drama, social and recreational activities, and more. You will support our exceptional volunteers, and be the primary contact for them and our community as we reintroduce in-person activities.
You will be someone who can bring to the role both a love of what we do, and your ideas for how you can use your skills to change the role, KEEN itself and our communities for the better. You will work alongside colleagues who are creating their own inclusive opportunities (including our Virtual Activities and Buddies Programme Coordinators)
Every day is different at KEEN! You’ll get stuck into a wide variety of projects: from planning our growing year in Gardening projects and learning brand new sports at multi-Sports Sessions, to partnering with local organisations to create new trips and opportunities in our local community – museums and panto trips are current favourites, but you’ll have your own ideas to add to the timetable.
You'll have conversations about how to address unconscious bias towards disability in our partnerships with other organisations, and conversations about what a pirate would want for breakfast if they teleported to Antarctica both in the same day. You will understand how and why these conversations are equally important!
You will enjoy building strong, dedicated volunteer teams around these activities, both leading and learning from our incredible volunteers. You will have excellent organisation skills, love the idea of taking on responsibility for a wide variety of projects, and will be determined to centre the enjoyment of our participants in everything you do. A sense of humour and ability to be flexible to our participants needs as individuals is essential.
In return: You will get a job where every single day you see exactly how the work you do translates into joy and meaning in the lives of our community. You will gain the support of a small but friendly team and join an organisation that will work with you to help you choose, learn, and develop skills for whatever roles you choose to pursue after KEEN.
To be successful in this role you will need:
- Calmness, integrity, focus, determination, humility, and a sense of fun
- Confidence planning and leading social and recreational activities
- The ability to enthuse, recruit, and manage volunteers
- A confident, self-reflective, open-minded, and positive attitude towards your work
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
- Excellent time-management and organisational skills, including efficient use of Information Technology to carry out and record work.
- The ability to create and cultivate fruitful relationships with relevant people and services
- Some experience working with people with additional needs is desirable
- Line Manager: Reporting to the Board of Trustees
- Salary: £26,500 per annum
- Location: Central Oxford with occasional trips further afield.
- Full time (37.5 hour week) contract ending 31 July 2023, subject to probationary period of two months.
- Requires flexible working times including some evenings (no more than three a week) and Saturday afternoons during term time.
- Minimum of two full days off a week, with the Trustee board willing to provide cover of regular sessions at pre-arranged intervals to allow more/flexibility in days off when required.
- Start date as soon as possible.
- 28 days per annum paid holiday, aim to be taken outside of term time.
Application deadline: Applications received on or prior to the 29th July will be prioritised for interview in the week 1st - 7th August. Any applications received post the 29th July will be considered on a rolling basis after the 8th August.
Please submit a CV and covering letter of no more than one page; explaining how you feel you meet the specified criteria and are suited for the role - as detailed in the applicant information pack.
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