Activity Manager

Yellow Submarine
£18,500 to £20,500
09 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Can you inspire disadvantaged children and adults to live life to the full?! Yellow Submarine is a dynamic and award-winning Oxfordshire charity that believes people with learning disabilities and autism deserve to live life to the full; check us out by searching Yellow Submarine Charity. This role will be heavily based within the delivery of our activities from youth club sessions and holiday activities to residential holidays and our sheltered work experience programme. If you want to make a difference and see first-hand your impact, this is the job for you. We will invest a large amount of time and resources into the successful candidate. This role will include being responsible for the welfare and safeguarding of groups of vulnerable young people and adults, managing sessional staff and volunteers and some time away on residentials. Candidates will be required to complete a DBS check. This is a full time role, initially on a one year contract. We plan to invest a lot of time, training and energy into the successful candidate. Our expectation would be to offer a full time contract at the end of the year, subject to performance. During the year, the successful candidate will receive training as appropriate and be expected to: Respond to safeguarding concerns appropriately Work countywide, with responsibility for one region Manage and ensure the safety of groups of up to 25 young people Drive a minibus on day trips and residential holidays Design and deliver sessions Liaise with parents, carers and professionals Budget and organise trips and holidays Maintain accurate records Deliver personal care; administer medication; respond to first aid needs – as necessary Uphold our ‘Equal Opportunities’ policy Person specification We recognise our organisation is only as good as the people who work for us - first and foremost we are looking for people with the right characteristics: Genuinely relish the activities we offer and have a sense of fun that is contagious! Enjoy spending time with young people and adults of all backgrounds Able to both command respect and to inspire the people we support Recognise the need to be organised and responsible Confidence to manage and lead Have excellent communication skills - written and verbal Inspire trust Safely manage a group with sole responsibility