Part time, 28 hours per week
Home based, Cambridge
At Leonard Cheshire we support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Led by people with experience of disability, we are at the heart of local life — opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Can Do Programme Coordinator in the Cambridge area. ‘Can Do’ is a community-based programme which supports young disabled people aged 16-35 to develop skills, take part in new experiences and build confidence and independence by participating in a variety of social action projects.
This varied role is an exciting challenge for someone keen to work in the charity sector and make a difference. You will build partnerships with Cambridge-based organisations in order to recruit groups of young people with additional needs. You will plan and deliver projects, working with groups of participants in a person-centred way on social action and community-based projects. You will work with other Leonard Cheshire programmes and services and will join a national team of home-based workers across the UK. You will report to the Senior Programme Coordinator.
We are looking for candidates who have a good knowledge of the Cambridge area, are passionate about supporting young people with additional needs and have the motivation to make a difference. You will have experience of working with our target group, organising projects and delivering inclusive activities and events. Knowledge of teaching, training or youth work is highly compatible with this role. You will be a confident, pro-active communicator who can build effective relationships both internally and externally, create successful new partnerships, promote the work of the programme and create opportunities for our participants.
If you feel you have the capability to network and build partnerships with organisations working in communities across Cambridge, identify new opportunities and deliver projects with young disabled people aged 16-35, we look forward to hearing from you! Please visit our Facebook page @candoers and see us in action.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Support the programme to achieve positive outcomes for young people with additional needs in line with agreed project pathways and plans
- Recruit participants to meet agreed targets each year and deliver Taster activities and the 'Building Communities' City & Guilds-accredited programme of 16 hours
- Build partnerships with local schools, colleges, disability groups and services, to promote the project and recruit groups of participants
- Design and develop sessions, community activities and skills development workshops to meet the programme’s outcomes, which may be delivered in partnership with community organisations
- Support participants to complete relevant paperwork, including photographic and written evidence of achievements
- Organise and present at promotional and networking events
- Follow Can Do Theories of Change, Quality Management and Evaluation Frameworks
- Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested
Key Experience needed:
- Experience of working with young people is essential
- Experience of organising and delivering projects/events and building community links is essential
- Experience of working with disabled people is desirable
- Working knowledge of the Cambridge area is essential
- Good standard of education and IT literate
- An engaging manner with the ability to build rapport with young people
- Good communication, interpersonal and team working skills
- Passion, enthusiasm and a real commitment to make a difference to people’s lives
- Be able to work unsupervised and on your own initiative, as well as part of a team
- Own vehicle (essential)
- A satisfactory disclosure check is required for this post
In the 'Supporting Information' section of your application, please refer to the attached Job Description and demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the key criteria for the role.
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received.
We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
Closing date: Sunday 30th June 2019