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.

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Programme Coordinator - Can Do Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £22,950 pro-rata
  • Home Based to cover the Edinburgh area
  • Closing 21st May 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 Senior Community Coordinator (Scotland), this role will be responsible for the effective local delivery of the Can Do programme in designated areas, by enabling disabled young people across the programme to develop life skills and to increase their level of independence through engaging in community volunteering opportunities, and by working towards gaining qualifications and by gaining employability skills.

Key Responsibilities to include:-

  • Support the programme to achieve positive outcomes for disabled young people in line with project plans, Theories of Change, Quality Management and Evaluation Frameworks
  • To recruit, train and manage disabled young volunteers and support volunteers in line with programme targets
  • To build relationships with local schools, colleges, disability groups and services, to promote the project and recruit groups of volunteers and individual volunteers
  • To design and develop bespoke volunteering sessions, community activities, and skill development workshops to meet the programme’s outcomes framework
  • To support volunteers to complete relevant paperwork, including photographic and written evidence of achievements
  • To organise and present at external meetings, including promotional and networking events

About you

You will have:

  • a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire
  • experience of working with young disabled people
  • experience of managing volunteers
  • experience of developing and facilitating volunteering group sessions
  • demonstrable experience of working within a safeguarding framework and with an understanding of equal rights and equal opportunities
  • demonstrable experience of effective delivery within a programme framework
  • prior experience of building relationships with third party agencies and organisations
  • prior experience of monitoring KPIs and tracking work-flow
  • The ability to travel within a designated area

We are looking for candidates who have a good knowledge of the local community, are passionate about supporting young disabled people and have the motivation to make a difference. You will have experience of delivering/organising projects and events. Knowledge of teaching life skills or youth work is highly compatible with this role. You will be a confident pro-active communicator, who can work well in partnership with colleagues across the organisation, promoting the work of the programme, and creating opportunities for our volunteers within the charity and with external partners.

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.

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Programme Coordinator - Can Do Glasgow

  • Part time
  • £22,950 pro-rata
  • Home Based to cover the Glasgow area
  • Closing 21st May 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 Senior Community Coordinator (Scotland), this role will be responsible for the effective local delivery of the Can Do programme in designated areas, by enabling disabled young people across the programme to develop life skills and to increase their level of independence through engaging in community volunteering opportunities, and by working towards gaining qualifications and by gaining employability skills.

Key Responsibilities to include:-

  • Support the programme to achieve positive outcomes for disabled young people in line with project plans, Theories of Change, Quality Management and Evaluation Frameworks
  • To recruit, train and manage disabled young volunteers and support volunteers in line with programme targets
  • To build relationships with local schools, colleges, disability groups and services, to promote the project and recruit groups of volunteers and individual volunteers
  • To design and develop bespoke volunteering sessions, community activities, and skill development workshops to meet the programme’s outcomes framework
  • To support volunteers to complete relevant paperwork, including photographic and written evidence of achievements
  • To organise and present at external meetings, including promotional and networking events

About you

You will have:

  • a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire
  • experience of working with young disabled people
  • experience of managing volunteers
  • experience of developing and facilitating volunteering group sessions
  • demonstrable experience of working within a safeguarding framework and with an understanding of equal rights and equal opportunities
  • demonstrable experience of effective delivery within a programme framework
  • prior experience of building relationships with third party agencies and organisations
  • prior experience of monitoring KPIs and tracking work-flow
  • The ability to travel within a designated area

We are looking for candidates who have a good knowledge of the local community, are passionate about supporting young disabled people and have the motivation to make a difference. You will have experience of delivering/organising projects and events. Knowledge of teaching life skills or youth work is highly compatible with this role. You will be a confident pro-active communicator, who can work well in partnership with colleagues across the organisation, promoting the work of the programme, and creating opportunities for our volunteers within the charity and with external partners.

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.

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Consultant Behaviour Specialist

  • Full time
  • Circa £35,000
  • Homebased role covering the North region of England and Scotland
  • Closing 16th July 2021

We are one of the world’s leading global charities for disabled people and have been for over 70 years. Our work, and therefore your work, has an impact in the UK and around the world on the lives of nearly 73,000 people. In this role you will be part of our team that makes a positive difference every day to the lives of the 2,500 people who live in our UK services.

Experienced and passionate about working with people with behaviour support needs, you will see the person beyond the behaviour. You will take great pride in engaging with people who have learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Conditions and Acquired Brain Injury and designing personalised support plans. You will also share your expertise by developing and delivering inspiring training in behaviour support for your colleagues.

You will have an MSc in Positive Behaviour Support or Applied Behaviour Analysis or in Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Development Disabilities and will have a Diploma level or equivalent in Acquired Brain Injury, Learning Disability, ASC and/or Applied Behaviour Analysis or Positive Behaviour Support,

We believe that a fair and inclusive world for everyone is possible; there is possibility with disability. We make a difference and so will you.

What we Offer

• A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover

• Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave

• Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates

• A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

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Programme Coordinator – Can Do

  • Part time
  • £22,950 pro-rata
  • Homebased, Inverness
  • Closing 4th October 2021

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 Senior Community Coordinator (Scotland), this role will be responsible for the effective local delivery of the Can Do programme in designated areas, by enabling disabled young people across the programme to develop life skills and to increase their level of independence through engaging in community volunteering opportunities, and by working towards gaining qualifications and by gaining employability skills.

Key Responsibilities to include:-

  • Support the programme to achieve positive outcomes for disabled young people in line with project plans, Theories of Change, Quality Management and Evaluation Frameworks
  • To recruit, train and manage disabled young volunteers and support volunteers in line with programme targets
  • To build relationships with local schools, colleges, disability groups and services, to promote the project and recruit groups of volunteers and individual volunteers
  • To design and develop bespoke volunteering sessions, community activities, and skill development workshops to meet the programme’s outcomes framework
  • To support volunteers to complete relevant paperwork, including photographic and written evidence of achievements
  • To organise and present at external meetings, including promotional and networking events

About you

You will have:

  • a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire
  • experience of working with young disabled people
  • experience of managing volunteers
  • experience of developing and facilitating volunteering group sessions
  • demonstrable experience of working within a safeguarding framework and with an understanding of equal rights and equal opportunities
  • demonstrable experience of effective delivery within a programme framework
  • prior experience of building relationships with third party agencies and organisations
  • prior experience of monitoring KPIs and tracking work-flow
  • The ability to travel within a designated area

We are looking for candidates who have a good knowledge of the local community, are passionate about supporting young disabled people and have the motivation to make a difference. You will have experience of delivering/organising projects and events. Knowledge of teaching life skills or youth work is highly compatible with this role. You will be a confident pro-active communicator, who can work well in partnership with colleagues across the organisation, promoting the work of the programme, and creating opportunities for our volunteers within the charity and with external partners.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Link Worker – My Involvement

  • Full time
  • £22,322
  • Homebased, Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th October 2021

About us

We have a clear purpose and an impressive reputation - for over 70 years we have supported disabled people. Our 5000 staff and 10,000 volunteers support nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, opening doors to opportunity.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team in Scotland in piloting a new initiative. Working together with people and communities theMy InvolvementLink Worker will promote recognition of the role and contribution that we all have in developing more inclusive communities and the difference involvement makes to people and communities. You will be passionate about keeping people at the heart of outcomes planning, partnership working and collaboration, promoting and supporting a personal outcomes planning approach to involvement of people with lived experience of disability and learning from lived experience in line with Leonard Cheshire in Scotland’s live Directorate Strategy and Leonard Cheshire’s ‘Live, Learn, Work’ Strategy.

Key responsibilities

  • To work in partnership with people with lived experience of disability, colleagues in different roles, organisations and communities to share learning, ideas and creative ways of involving disabled people and capturing the difference involvement makes. You will work alongside our Policy and Engagement team in Scotland.
  • To promote and support the involvement of people with lived experience of disability in leading, driving and influencing innovation and improvement.
  • To contribute to our ‘people at the heart’ workstream of our live locality plans and collaborate in our communications and engagement strategy.
  • To contribute to developing and maintaining appropriate networks which enable people with lived experience of disability to influence policy and decision making.
  • To map, connect with and support connection to holistic networks and involvement opportunities including inclusive volunteering and employment opportunities.
  • To map and support connection to existing information and resources to support planning for involvement at individual and community level and digital inclusion and engagement.

About you

You will

  • have empathy with the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire.
  • have professional experience in involvement and engagement particularly experience of working with and involving people with lived experience of disability.
  • have excellent communication and relationship building skills.
  • have a wide understanding of equalities and human rights.
  • bring your knowledge of designing and using outcomes focused approaches and performance measures.

This post will require travel within a designated area and occasionally across the UK including staying away from home.

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.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post. References will be obtained for all roles.

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Link Worker – My Involvement

  • Part time
  • £22,322 pro-rata
  • Inverness/Aberdeen, Homebased
  • Closing 11th October 2021

About us

We have a clear purpose and an impressive reputation - for over 70 years we have supported disabled people. Our 5000 staff and 10,000 volunteers support nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, opening doors to opportunity.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team in Scotland in piloting a new initiative. Working together with people and communities the My Involvement Link Worker will promote recognition of the role and contribution that we all have in developing more inclusive communities and the difference involvement makes to people and communities. You will be passionate about keeping people at the heart of outcomes planning, partnership working and collaboration, promoting and supporting a personal outcomes planning approach to involvement of people with lived experience of disability and learning from lived experience in line with Leonard Cheshire in Scotland’s live Directorate Strategy and Leonard Cheshire’s ‘Live, Learn, Work’ Strategy.

Key responsibilities

• To work in partnership with people with lived experience of disability, colleagues in different roles, organisations and communities to share learning, ideas and creative ways of involving disabled people and capturing the difference involvement makes. You will work alongside our Policy and Engagement team in Scotland.

• To promote and support the involvement of people with lived experience of disability in leading, driving and influencing innovation and improvement.

• To contribute to our ‘people at the heart’ workstream of our live locality plans and collaborate in our communications and engagement strategy.

• To contribute to developing and maintaining appropriate networks which enable people with lived experience of disability to influence policy and decision making.

• To map, connect with and support connection to holistic networks and involvement opportunities including inclusive volunteering and employment opportunities.

• To map and support connection to existing information and resources to support planning for involvement at individual and community level and digital inclusion and engagement.

About you

You will

• have empathy with the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire.

• have professional experience in involvement and engagement particularly experience of working with and involving people with lived experience of disability.

• have excellent communication and relationship building skills.

• have a wide understanding of equalities and human rights.

• bring your knowledge of designing and using outcomes focused approaches and performance measures.

This post will require travel within a designated area and occasionally across the UK including staying away from home.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Programme Coordinator – Can Do

  • Part time
  • £22,950 pro-rata
  • Fife, Home based
  • Closing 11th October 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 Senior Community Coordinator (Scotland), this role will be responsible for the effective local delivery of the Can Do programme in designated areas, by enabling disabled young people across the programme to develop life skills and to increase their level of independence through engaging in community volunteering opportunities, and by working towards gaining qualifications and by gaining employability skills.

Key Responsibilities to include:-

• Support the programme to achieve positive outcomes for disabled young people in line with project plans, Theories of Change, Quality Management and Evaluation Frameworks

• To recruit, train and manage disabled young volunteers and support volunteers in line with programme targets

• To build relationships with local schools, colleges, disability groups and services, to promote the project and recruit groups of volunteers and individual volunteers

• To design and develop bespoke volunteering sessions, community activities, and skill development workshops to meet the programme’s outcomes framework

• To support volunteers to complete relevant paperwork, including photographic and written evidence of achievements

• To organise and present at external meetings, including promotional and networking events

About you

You will have:

• a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire

• experience of working with young disabled people

• experience of managing volunteers

• experience of developing and facilitating volunteering group sessions

• demonstrable experience of working within a safeguarding framework and with an understanding of equal rights and equal opportunities

• demonstrable experience of effective delivery within a programme framework

• prior experience of building relationships with third party agencies and organisations

• prior experience of monitoring KPIs and tracking work-flow

• The ability to travel within a designated area

We are looking for candidates who have a good knowledge of the local community, are passionate about supporting young disabled people and have the motivation to make a difference. You will have experience of delivering/organising projects and events. Knowledge of teaching life skills or youth work is highly compatible with this role. You will be a confident pro-active communicator, who can work well in partnership with colleagues across the organisation, promoting the work of the programme, and creating opportunities for our volunteers within the charity and with external partners.

Shortlist