Location: Majority based at home. This role will involve some travel therefore applicants should be willing to travel across their region.
As the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services to disabled people, we believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society.
With 5,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers supporting nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, Leonard Cheshire provides support to 3,200 people in a variety of UK living services including supported living, nursing and day centre facilities. We also support 12,000 young people in the UK with skills, confidence and employment programmes. Internationally, we are a specialist development non-governmental organisation, delivering inclusive education, youth leadership and access to livelihoods programmes to more than 50,000 people in 15 countries across Asia and Africa.
About the role
Leonard Cheshire Disability working with the John Lewis Communities Investment Fund is recruiting for Part-time Digital Inclusion Coordinators to support the delivery of a new digital inclusion and upskilling pathway for young people with disabilities in the following areas: Chester, Sheffield, York, Ashford, Basingstoke, Peterborough.
The role will work closely with young people (aged 18-25) with disabilities, volunteers, and other stakeholders - providing them with training sessions, advice, guidance and support to enable them to be more confident to use IT, get online and develop skills for employability.
The Digital Inclusion Coordinator will effectively deliver all elements of the Digital Inclusion pathway, deliver training sessions, lead on participant and volunteer recruitment to enhance the Programme’s reach and impact, and work with local community-based teams as well as our central assistive technology resource.
The programme will deliver a suite of training sessions, giving participants access to computers to develop their skills and employability, support a number of accessible IT options and provide disabled people access to IT equipment.
Applicants will have to demonstrate experience of supporting people to use IT and prior work with volunteers.
An understanding of digital inclusion, IT skills for employability, accessible IT, adaptations and/or assistive technology will be an advantage.
The role will also be responsible for collating accurate data to support monitoring, evaluation and development; this will include monthly reports as well as quality and impact data.
The role would suit someone who enjoys working with a variety of people, who has good attention to detail, who is self-motivated, takes their own initiative and who is very confident using Microsoft Office packages.
You should be patient and comfortable explaining things from a very basic starting point. You will enjoy listening to what people want to achieve before assisting them to achieve it.
Driving license and access to a car would be beneficial.
• Substantial annual leave (26 days pro rata).
• A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover.
• Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates.
• Flexible working and lots more.
We aim to conduct interviews via Zoom during May/June 2022
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post. References will be obtained for all roles.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.