Coordinator

Recruiter
Mencap
Location
Reading
Posted
22 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have Coordinator positions available in our enthusiastic team in Reading!

Are you interested in helping people with a learning disability/Autism to progress into paid work? If so, we would very much like to hear from you!

We are currently looking for two full-time coordinators to work on the Building Better Opportunities / Stronger Together project. The role will be based in Reading, however, you will be required to work across West Berkshire.

You will need the ability to work on your own initiative and will be able to develop the service through proactive approaches. Good interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with clients, employers, and other professionals is essential. The ability to maintain accurate and up to date records is required.

Prior experience in helping people who have a learning disability to obtain employment would be an advantage, however, a full induction programme will be provided and we would see the ability to enthuse and inspire as being of paramount importance.

Key skills & Experiences:
- Experience of welfare to work programmes desirable but not essential
- Knowledge of learning disability would be advantageous
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential
- Willingness to travel
- Great team working skills
- Must be flexible to changing working environments
- Willingness to undergo additional training as and when required.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help people with a learning disability and challenge attitudes towards learning disability as a whole.

This is a full-time (37.5 hours), fixed term post initially until 30 June 2020.

For further information about the role, please call Ruth Collins (phone number removed)

The Stronger together project is funded by European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people`s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

- 32 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme
- Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
- Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings
- Death in service life cover for a nominated beneficiary under our life assurance scheme
- Loans for debt consolidation, bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
- Interest free season ticket loans
- Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
- Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
- Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
- Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program
- Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract

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