Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£23,525 per annum
Contract, Fixed Term Contract until June 2023, Full-time
Job description

Project Assistant – Digital Inclusion (Wise Steps)

This project is being funded by Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF).

This role is based at home but will require the post holder to deliver virtually and face-to-face across Tyne and Wear.

Leonard Cheshire is recruiting for a Project Assistant – Digital Inclusion to deliver on the Wise Steps Project. This project aims to tackle poverty and social exclusion in Tyne and Wear. Leonard Cheshire is the specialist partner providing digital inclusion support to disabled people on the project.

This role will support the delivery on the Wise Steps project to improve:

  • access for disabled people on the Wise Steps project to use IT equipment and the internet
  • digital inclusion and assistive technology knowledge among Wise Steps partner organisations’ frontline staff

The Project Assistant will support the Project Coordinator in IT assessments with coaching partner sites to make it more accessible to clients and undertake IT assessments with clients to understand individual IT needs. The Assistant will then also provide training to clients on specific hardware or software adaptations, as well as support them to access online learning resources in group and 1-1 settings.

Applicants will have to demonstrate past experience of working with disabled people and excellent knowledge of IT and assistive technology.

What we Offer

  • A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
  • Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
  • Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

This role is subject to the requirements of The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021. Appointment is conditional on successful applicants providing evidence to our satisfaction that they are, or will be vaccinated by 11 November 2021, or are exempt from vaccination due to clinical reasons.

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.

Closing date: 23 September 2021

* No agencies please *      

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Refreshed on: 13 September 2021
Closed date: 23 September 2021
Job ref: 07881
Tags: Project Management, Digital