We are seeking an Engagement Support Worker to join the Together! 2012 Team for 21 hours a week and help create the London 2012 Paralympic cultural Legacy in East London and beyond. NB: All of our positions are part-time, in order to meet the needs of Disabled people, parents and carers, and so that Team members can continue with their own creative practice.
The Engagement Support Worker role brings together skills in casework, volunteer management and access support to ensure that Disabled people are able to participate fully in Together! 2012 CIC’s free programme of creative workshops, exhibitions, performances and screenings. The Engagement Support Worker will be the first point of contact for Disabled people accessing our free year-round programme of creative workshops and will provide ongoing support as necessary, as well as taking lead responsibility for access support at our events aimed at the whole community.
Application to join our Team is by CV, with a covering letter explaining in detail how the experience outlined in your CV meets the Job Description and Person Specification below. We are interested in learning about your informal experience too, including your interests, hobbies and activities — anything that you believe is relevant to your application and would make you a good member of the Together! team.
Newham is the most diverse borough in the UK, and we very much welcome applications from people of colour, people of faith, people from the LGBTQI+ communities, and people from impairment groups and communities who reflect the local population and who are traditionally under-represented in the arts.
CLOSING DATE 6 September 2019 by post to 90A Tudor Road London E6 1DR or email as below with the subject header Engagement Support Worker application.
FULL JOB DESCRIPTION
The Engagement Support Worker will be managed by the Chair and Artistic Director, and will be responsible for the following:
Advocacy and Casework
Hours, location etc.
This post is mainly worked on weekday mornings, with occasional evening and weekend work. The Engagement Support Worker is required to be present when the Clubs programme is open, where they will have lead responsibility for meeting support needs. This programme is currently located at Vicarage Lane Community Centre on Tuesday-Friday mornings and on the second and fourth Monday mornings and the first Friday evening of each month; however, both times and locations may be subject to change. The Engagement Support Worker will also be required to attend team meetings, which usually take place on the first Monday morning of each month, and quarterly Board/Community Advisory Board meetings, which usually take place on a Saturday.
The Engagement Support Worker will also be required to attend the artistic programme activities, where they will be responsible for liaising with and managing volunteers and support workers. This programme usually takes place from June-August and November-December, but some events may take place outside of these times. Some weekend and evening working will be required within the artistic programme.
Shared office facilities will be provided at the activity programme base in Stratford East London. The Engagement Support Worker will be responsible for their own administration, which will normally be carried out at the office. Some hours may be worked flexibly from home outside of the times when the Clubs programme is open, but related expenses cannot be met.
Overtime is not paid, but time off in lieu (TOIL) is given and should always be taken as soon as practicable. TOIL owing at the end of the annual winter festival/calendar year is taken when we close for three weeks over the winter holiday; TOIL owing from January-March should be taken by the end of March.
The Engagement Support Worker will need to demonstrate through their paid or voluntary work background:
More about Together! 2012 CIC
Together! 2012 CIC is working to make Newham into an international centre of excellence for Disability Arts as part of the Paralympic Legacy. The main London 2012 Host Borough of Newham currently has one of the lowest cultural engagement rates in the UK. We produce an international artistic programme of free Disabled-led exhibitions, performances and screenings for everyone; and a free year-round creative development programme for Disabled people and their companions. We also run an ‘Inclusion Confidence’ consultancy, providing training and policy advice and delivering commissioned activities.
Together! 2012 CIC was founded in 2013 with the support of the UK Disabled People’s Council (UKDPC), and is led by locally based Disabled artists with assistance from locally based business and arts professionals. Our Artistic Director is the international artist Dr Ju Gosling aka ju90. Our work brings together people with learning difficulties, people with mental health difficulties, people with long-term health conditions and people with sensory and mobility impairments, from all age-groups and cultural backgrounds. In 2018 we became a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) of Arts Council England in recognition of the high standard of our work, guaranteeing our funding until 2022. Now we have also received funding from the Lottery’s Reaching Communities programme until 2022, to widen participation in our activities. You can find out much more about Together! 2012 CIC and our work on our website, where the following pages will be particularly useful: