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
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.
To apply please visit our website
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.
Closing date: 11 October 2021
* No agencies please *