• Project Coordinator – Community Support Services (Leisure)
  • Ipswich/Suffolk.
  • Part Time – 16.5 hours per week
  • £21,935 per annum (pro rata)
  • Driver with own car essential – business insurance needed

We’re looking for a part time Project Coordinator to join our Community Support Services (CSS) in Suffolk which supports children, young people and adults who have learning disabilities, acquired brain Injury, physical disabilities, sensory impairments and complex health needs.

The CSS Support includes outreach support, daytime activity groups, social groups and events.

The role will include working 16.5 hours per week across different days, including admin time.

What is this role? Project Lead; Daytime Activity Groups

  • Be the lead and main contact for all Daytime Activity Groups.
  • Coordinate the day to day running of the Daytime Activity Groups.
  • Take ownership and responsibility for any day-to-day project issues.
  • Coordinate the planning and administration of Daytime Activity Groups.
  • Plan and book all Daytime Activity Group activities and days.
  • Coordinate and send/hand out regular programmes of activities / updates to services user’s volunteers, and parents/carers.
  • Recruit project volunteers to ensure all Daytime Activity Groups have a volunteer presence to provide valuable service user support.
  • Ensure all the Daytime Activity Groups are meeting required attendances and outcomes. If attendances are low in any area, ensure that actions are put in place to rectify the issue.
  • Ensure all Daytime Activity Group risk assessments are undertaken and up to date.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with funders, social work teams, schools & colleges as the main contact for Daytime Activity Groups.
  • Provide regular project updates and information to staff and volunteers.
  • Regularly liaise with the Avenues East admin team regarding Daytime Activity Group weekly planned activities, bookings, registrations and payments.
  • Help support the development and growth of Daytime Activity Groups.
  • Provide regular hands-on support/coordination for all LEISURE activities, daytime activity groups, social groups and short breaks/events.
  • Advertise/promote LEISURE and CSS on an ongoing basis, including attending appropriate meetings and networking events.
  • Attend appropriate meetings and networking events to represent the service.
  • And lots more!

What skills and experience will I need?

  • It would be highly desirable to have experience within the social care background and supporting people with learning disabilities and/or complex needs
  • Experience planning, organising and delivering events and activities (transferable skills and sectors will be considered)
  • Able to self-manage own diary and workload around a monthly staff rota
  • Have and understanding of budgets and required outcomes/outputs
  • Effective communications skills and ability to liaise with internal and external parties
  • Be passionate about supporting others and providing good quality support and engaging activities
  • Be flexible to work across days.

Benefits you can expect!

  • Paid enhanced DBS.
  • Early Pay access.
  • E-learning/classroom training/diplomas.
  • Blue Light Card and TheBene£its website access.
  • Recommend a friend – earn up to £500.
  • Paid annual leave.
  • Flexible working.
  • Support with your wellbeing
  • ***T&Cs apply ***

How do you apply?

If this sounds like you and you would like to work for a company which makes a difference, then please apply today.

As part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident Scheme”, candidates who declare a disability, and meet the key criteria for this role, will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview stage.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found or experiencing a high volume of applications.

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