Kent
Hampshire
Greater London
Isle of Wight
£27,583
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Homebased, serving South East England (Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey and Greater London.

About us

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 work to support communities to be inclusive for all, where the whole community equally values all its members because of, not despite, our differences.   

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Community Engagement team as a Senior Community Coordinator for South England.

Collaborating with colleagues across England, you’ll lead a small team of community-based Coordinators to build our presence and engagement in local communities. Responsible for the delivery of our community-based programmes and projects, including volunteering, you’ll work across the region to deliver quality outcomes to a high standard. Effective networking and partnerships are an essential part of this role, to identify new opportunities for people with disabilities where gaps in the local community exist.  

About You

You’ll need to have a good knowledge of community development, excellent management skills and be passionate about supporting disabled people or individuals with long term health conditions.

Experienced in leading a geographically dispersed team and highly self-motivated you’ll have the energy and drive to work collaboratively and demonstrate results. You’ll use your skills in managing community and volunteer-led programmes and identifying funding opportunities to ensure targets are monitored and met, to demonstrate effective team performance.

Excellent communication skills, the ability to effectively network and build relationships through community development work will be essential in this exciting and varied role.  

As this role is home based, serving the South East 1 (Sussex, Kent), South East 2 (Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Surrey), and Greater London, you must be able to work remotely and undertake travel within the area and occasionally across the UK, including staying away from home.

We seek candidates who can demonstrate a genuine commitment to our values and ethos.

Benefits
• Substantial annual leave.
• 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.

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.

* No agencies please *     

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: 31 May 2021

* No agencies please *    

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Refreshed on: 22 May 2021
Closed date: 31 May 2021
Job ref: 07191
Tags: Management, Volunteer Management