London, Greater London
£29,243 - £30,368 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you have a passion for ensuring people with learning disabilities live fulfilled lives? We’re looking for a new member of our leadership team to help us build a community that values people for who they are and what they can do

L’Arche London is more than just a service provider, we’re a diverse, inclusive community of nearly 100 people, with and without learning disabilities who live, work and celebrate together. We provide registered care and supported housing as well as specialist day services. Our aim is to provide a place of belonging to help people with learning disabilities live independent yet connected lives.

We are looking for a new person to join our leadership team as a Service Coordinator. You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality person-centred support for one of our community groups. Each group has 8 - 10 community members with learning disabilities, living in 3 Supported Living houses.

L’Arche is a vibrant, joyful place to be. We’re part of an international federation of L’Arche communities in over 35 countries worldwide. Founded in the Christian tradition, L'Arche Communities are places of diversity and inclusion, welcoming people of all faiths and none. Our vision is a world where all belong.  As Richard, one of our community members with a learning disability always says: “At L’Arche there is always room at the table.” 

Supported by a Deputy Coordinator, you will manage and inspire a team of 12 - 15 support assistants, working together to support the practical, social and spiritual needs of the members of your group.

As a member of our Coordinating leadership team led by our Registered Manager, you will provided with a programme of personal development and training including opportunities to study for CQF qualifications in social care, and leadership development through L’Arche UK’s leadership training programme.

Throughout the pandemic, the community groups at L’Arche London have remained strong and positive teams, who have ensured that the people we support have been able to flourish despite COVID restrictions. Now as things are opening up, we are beginning to reimagine what support, care and shared lives can look like, building on our existing quality and on the unique faith-based values of L’Arche. This role will be one of our key leaders during this exciting time.

We’re looking for someone with knowledge and experience of supporting people with learning disabilities, as well as an enthusiasm for L’Arche’s values, the ability to inspire others and a willingness to be part of our friendly, professional and committed team.  

Applicants are asked to send a CV and a letter of up to two sides of A4, outlining why you feel you meet the job description and person specification for the role.

In the shortlisting process we will anonymise all statements (removing names from file names and so on) before they are passed to the panel for final shortlisting.

Closing date: Monday 8 November at 10am.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10 and Monday 15 November 2021. The interview process will include a visit to the community to meet a panel of people with learning disabilities and an in person-interview with a short task. We are looking for someone to start by mid December.

Benefits for this role include 33 paid days holiday a year, a pension, life insurance and an Employee Assistance Programme providing free confidential well-being support including counselling. Our personal development or "Formation" programme offers opportunities for reflection, mentoring and growth for everyone in our community. We also offer opportunities to study for QCF qualifications and to participate in our nationwide leadership programme. Pre-COVID there were opportunities to travel both in the UK and internationally to visit other L’Arche communities which we hope will be possible again soon.

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to send a CV and a letter of up to two sides of A4, outlining why you feel you meet the job description and person specification for the role.

More about L'Arche

"Quite simply being part of L'Arche is being loved for who you are." 

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Refreshed on: 23 October 2021
Closed date: 07 November 2021
Tags: Christian, Care Management

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