Mentoring Leader - Christian Charity

Redfin Recruitment Ltd
18 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Redfin Recruitment are working in partnership with Christian Jobs Ltd and Oasis Gorton in the recruitment of this position**

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the person appointed in this position be a practicing Christian under schedule 9 of the Equalities Act 2010.

Who We Are

The Oasis Centre is a Christian charity that aims to bring about lasting positive change in the lives of some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged adults in Gorton, East Manchester. It was established in 2001 and became a charitable trust in 2006.

The Oasis Centre works directly with a broad cross-section of marginalised and ‘hard to reach’ adults in one of the most deprived communities in Britain. The Centre is a lifeline for well over 100 people a week including families living on benefits, long-term unemployed, asylum seekers and refugees, homeless people, ex-offenders and those struggling with social isolation, alcohol and drug problems or mental illness. Since 2001 over 7000 individuals and approximately 3000 families in Gorton and East Manchester have benefited from our services. We act as a vital ‘first rung on the ladder’ for the most disadvantaged and a route into mainstream services which many are unable to access owing both to distrust of statutory providers and a deficit in the basic life-skills required to successfully navigate these services. We also address both their immediate needs and the, often complex issues, behind these needs and we provide holistic support to meet their physical, social and economic needs in one easily accessible location.

What We Love

We believe we exist to glorify Christ in providing unconditional love, care and support to enable people in our community to overcome the deprivation around them and to live peaceful, productive and fulfilling lives. Our Vision is to see God given transformation for the people of East Manchester – from chaos, isolation and hopelessness to stability, community and fullness of life.

Where Were Going

Our vision for the future is to end the cycle of deprivation and see our East Manchester communities reach their God given potential through the provision of a prominent new purpose-built centre in which those with multiple and severe needs can enjoy holistic support in one easy to access safe place. We are due to take ownership and move into this facility in January 2020.

How You Play Your Part

Reporting into the Centre Operations Manager, this opportunity will see you playing a significant part within our mission. This is an organisational critical appointment as you will be working directly with some of our disadvantaged adults. Many of these adults have never worked and have been unable to volunteer anywhere else. This role requires you to mentor and support people to develop confidence and skills to enable them to take those next steps into volunteering. We promote inclusion and encourage our clients to engage and own the project for themselves, they just need some guidance along the way - thats where you come in!

There are four aspects of the role that any potential applicant simply must have:

1) The ability to ensure that everyone within and connected to the organisation is treated equally including staff, volunteers and clients, and that absolutely no favouritism is shown.

2) Be able to demonstrate the ability to conduct your endeavours in a friendly and welcoming manner showing natural love, care and compassion to everyone.

3) Under the Equalities Act 2010, Schedule 9 there is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that you will have your own personal and practising faith in Jesus Christ and demonstrate the ability to lead your colleagues into both professional and spiritual growth.

4) Experience of serving, supporting people in a caring and compassionate manner and ideally with mentoring experience from within a charitable or Christian led organisation.

The Next Steps Coordinator is a truly fantastic opportunity for you to impact and bring lasting change to many lives across East Manchester. As the position sits as part of the management team you will also have a significant voice in ensuring that the mission and ethos of Oasis is being adhered to and, where necessary, is being redirected to enable the organisation to be serve and support its clients.

If you love people and want to see lives changed to the glory of God then this is an incredible opportunity for you to do just that so dont delay in applying for this Next Steps Coordinator position today

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