Birmingham, West-Midlands
Between 1018.60 and 1018.60 GBP per month
Job description


About the role

Sense is looking for people who have experience and knowledge of supporting and leading groups of people to create safe, engaging and fun holiday experiences for those with deafblindness and complex disabilities.

Leading a unique Sense Holiday is a deeply rewarding and life enriching experience and a fantastic opportunity to expand your skillset and experience in working with varied groups. This is an excellent development opportunity for aspiring leaders and managers.

As a Holiday Leader, you will be leading, supporting, and motivating a team of volunteers so that every holidaymaker receives the person-centred care and support they need to have a fantastic holiday which is built around them as individuals.

You will have overall responsibility for the group’s wellbeing and for maximising the holiday experience for all its participants. 

You’ll join a diverse team and network of passionate leaders devoted to enabling individuals to get the most from their holiday. Sense will give you a high level of individual support via phone and email, face-to -face training, and support at our weekend preparation events, and you’ll benefit from creative, innovative and practical ideas from the experience of your peers.

The holidays are running on the following dates in 2022 (you will need to be available for at least 1 whole period):

Week 1: 15th July – 22nd July
Week 2: 29th July – 5th Aug and 30th July – 6th August
Week 3: 5th August – 12th Aug
Week 4: 13th Aug – 20th Aug and 14th Aug – 21st Aug
Week 5: 19th Aug – 26th Aug and 21st Aug – 28th Aug
Week 6: 27th Aug – 3rd Sept
Week 7: 30th Sept – 7th October

The holidays will be running at the following locations: 

Kidderminster, Shropshire
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Cirencester, Gloustershire
Kendal, Lake District
Mersea Island, Essex
Rosliston, Derbyshire
Louth, Lincolnshire

Being a Holiday Leader will give you a range of benefits, including:

Free DBS Check
Your pay will be £1018.60 for the 7 night residential holiday, Training days and the Feedback day. In addition to this, we will cover your travel expenses to the location/s for the residential holiday and also the Training weekend.
Free face to face training
Health and well-being support

Your duties can include:

Preparation and planning before the holiday including liaison with families, carers and holiday volunteers
Day-to-day management of the holiday
Reviewing and evaluating the holiday after it has finished
To provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments, physical and/or learning disabilities.
To deliver services which meet or exceed organisational expectations and standards.
Full job specification is attached below.

Your required skills and experiences:

Availability to attend Leader Training weekend: 9-10 April 2022, Milton Keynes is essential.
Availability to travel to and lead a 7-night residential holiday in England or Wales between July and October 2022 is essential. Expenses for travel will be covered.
Commitment to complete any additional training as required for your holiday is essential. Depending on training needs, this may be online or face to face.  
Experience working with, supporting, or caring for children, young people, or adults with complex disabilities or other needs is essential.
Full person specification is attached below.

Who are we

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Our short Sense Holidays video shows just some of our fantastic holidaymakers, volunteers and leaders in action.

Scott, who led his first Holiday in 2019, said “You will be proud of yourself if you do it! It’ll be an exhausting but incredible week - a chance to give holidaym
Posted on: 15 November 2021
Closed date: 15 December 2021
Job ref: 7365
Tags: Support Worker