Leonard Cheshire Disability
Leonard Cheshire Disability

Charity number 218186

Leonard Cheshire Disability campaigns to change attitudes to disability, supporting thousands of disabled people in the UK.

Current vacancies

Senior Community Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,853
  • Homebased, Scotland
  • Closing 3rd March 2021

About us

As the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services to disabled people, we believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society.

Last year we involved 5,000 staff and 9,000 volunteers supporting nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, Leonard Cheshire provides support to 3,200 people in a variety of UK living services including supported living, nursing and day centre facilities. We also support 12,000 young people in the UK with skills, confidence and employment programmes. Internationally, we are a specialist development non-governmental organisation, delivering inclusive education, youth leadership and access to livelihoods programmes to more than 50,000 people in 15 countries across Asia and Africa.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team in Scotland. Working with the Community Engagement Manager, you will support the development and delivery of the Community Engagement plan for Scotland. You’ll lead a team of community based Coordinators to develop and deliver skills and confidence building projects and volunteering initiatives. Ensuring a range of networks and partnerships are maintained which promote inclusive communities you will work with people and communities to create new opportunities for people with disabilities where gaps in the local community exist. You will ensure high quality and consistent delivery of objectives and outcomes as agreed with the Community Engagement Manager.

About you

You will have empathy with the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire. Experience of leading a geographically dispersed team and of working with people with disabilities. Demonstrable experience of effective delivery within a programme framework. Experience of recruiting and managing volunteers as well as developing and facilitating group volunteer sessions. Demonstrable experience of working within a safeguarding framework and with an understanding of GDPR, equal rights and equal opportunities. Good networking skills and ability to build relationships through community development. Experience of monitoring KPIs and tracking work-flow. Organisational skills, the ability to set up, coordinate and deliver programmes to agreed outcomes, timescales, targets and within budget. Good verbal and written communication, interpersonal and team working. Able to work well using your own initiative. Knowledge and experience of Microsoft applications (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). The ability to travel within a designated area and occasionally across the UK including staying away from home.

We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to our values and ethos.

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Top job! Community Engagement Manager

  • Full time
  • £44,076
  • Homebased covering Scotland
  • Closing 4th September 2020

At Leonard Cheshire we support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Led by people with experience of disability, we are at the heart of local life — opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe.

We work to support communities to be inclusive for all, where the whole community equally values all its members because of, not despite, our differences. Where everyone within the community feels safe and has an equal voice in shaping the community and has a sense of belonging.

We are currently recruiting a Community Engagement Manager in Scotland to support our aim in developing inclusive communities.

We are looking for a motivated and experienced professional, with a proven track record in strategically developing community services for disabled people or individuals with long term health conditions. You will also have relevant experience in managing teams of people and be able to demonstrate experience as a member of a senior leadership team.

In line with the UK Inclusive Communities strategy you will bring a level of regional expertise and lead on the development, delivery and review of community engagement plans within Scotland which strategically identifies gaps and opportunities for the development of inclusive communities. Working with internal colleagues and external partners to drive forward plans which are person-centred and co-produced.

We are looking for candidates who have a good knowledge of community engagement, strong leadership skills and are passionate about supporting disabled people or individuals with long term health conditions and have the motivation to make a difference.

As a member of the Community Engagement team, the Community Engagement Manager will support the Director of Scotland, the Head of Community Engagement and other members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in the effective development, management and delivery of the inclusive communities’ strategy.

You will be experienced in;

• leading a team in the development, implementation and successful operational delivery of an organisational strategy and of managing a significant budget over a range of community-based services / projects and volunteering programmes to ensure targets and KPI’s are met and delivery is in line with the agreed UK framework;

• delivering successful outcomes in a health and social care environment, or a voluntary service that has delivered positive outcomes for customers

• working at a senior level within a similar role

• supporting on the development, delivery and review of strategical plans with a focus on Scotland health and social care field, identifying gaps and opportunities for the development of inclusive communities;

• knowledge and experience of working with and supporting fundraising to secure income from a range of sources across the private, public and voluntary sectors to meet our local income generation targets in line with the UK Community Engagement Plan;

• working with customers who have physical disabilities and / or learning disabilities and ensuring the involvement of disabled people or individuals with long term health conditions in the design of our approach and activities;

• leading volunteers across a range of locations;

• strategic partnership working;

• collaborating with Programme Managers to feed operational learnings into the development of the UK frameworks;

You will have;

• proven leadership experience;

• experience in building relationships with other organisations and community development;

• knowledge of working with customers or participants with disabilities or long-term conditions;

• experience of delivery through volunteers;

• knowledge of partnerships with a focus on disability;

• experience of working with fundraising colleagues to secure funding and income from a range of sources;

• highly customer focused and have commercial acumen;

• good contemporary written and verbal communication, suitable for a range of audiences which influence behaviours and outcomes;

• solutions orientated.

You will have a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire and be excited by this challenge and the opportunity to make a difference to disabled people or individuals with long term health conditions.

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.

A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post

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Trusts and Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,160 – £33,723
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th December 2020

As the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services to disabled people, we believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society.

With 5,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers supporting nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, Leonard Cheshire provide support to 3,200 people in a variety of UK living services including supported living, nursing and day centre facilities. We also support 12,000 young people in the UK with skills, confidence and employment programmes. Internationally, we are a specialist development NGO delivering inclusive education, youth leadership and access to livelihoods programmes to more than 50,000 people in 15 countries across Asia and Africa.

About the role

We are looking for motivated, dynamic fundraiser with experience of raising funds from Trusts and Foundations. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual with trust fundraising experience to take the next step in their fundraising career with a leading disability charity.

It is a very exciting time to join Leonard Cheshire and support the delivery of our new strategy. This role will see the successful candidate managing and cultivating a portfolio of trust and foundation donors via bespoke proposals and meetings at all levels of seniority, as well as engaging with new potential supporters as we continue to grow and reach ambitious new delivery targets.

About you

You will be working in a growing team, raising funds for our programmes and projects in Scotland. In this varied role you will work in our Scottish Public Engagement team to help implement the organisation’s fundraising strategy, playing a key role in supporting Leonard Cheshire’s manifesto to work for a society in which every person is equally valued.

The ideal candidate will be a positive and creative individual who embraces challenges, a diverse workload and is able to represent the charity at the highest levels. With success in cultivating new relationships, as well as managing existing donors and clients, the post holder will also be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You will have a proven track record of generating income through high quality applications and excellent account management. This will include writing timely reports and applications, networking and cultivation skills; and the ability to quickly form relationships with internal and external partners as a representative of the organisation.

We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to our values and ethos.

Benefits

  • Substantial annual leave
  • A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
  • Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
  • Flexible working and lots more.
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