Project Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,812 pro-rata
  • Glasgow, Ayrshire
  • Closing 7th October 2022


  • Advertised from 20th September 2022
  • 19.5 hrs per week. Permanent

Role

What we do

Equal Futures works to improve social inclusion for adults with learning disabilities or autism. We do this by offering community-based Circles of Support; 1:1 befriending, carefully matching people a volunteer who shares their interests; and by facilitating small scale social events to bring people with lived experience and their family members together for mutual support and fun.

We co-produce bespoke person-centred plans with people who have a learning disabilities or autism. They identify what they want help with and design the support they would like. This might include providing information, taking part in new social activities or providing emotional and practical support during a time of change. Our Circles of Support model is unique and once established, can become self-sustaining, offering life-long supportive friendship.

Our Vision

Everyone has friendships which are based on kindness, compassion and respect.

Our Mission

To work alongside people with learning disabilities or autism to reduce loneliness and social isolation

Our Values

  • We are committed to positive relationships.
  • Making a sustainable difference.
  • Social inclusion for everyone

Job purpose

To build inclusive communities through matching volunteers with people with a learning disability. This will be achieved by building robust partnerships with statutory and third sector bodies to reach out to individuals who are lonely or socially isolated. A key to success in the role is having an imaginative and thoughtful approach to recruiting volunteers who can make an extraordinary impact on people’s lives. The successful candidate will have opportunities to shape and develop the project to make a positive and sustainable difference

Key functions and responsibilities

  • Project management - Manage and facilitate effective Circles of support with individuals and their families
  • Carry out all aspects volunteer recruitment and management - Including design and deliver comprehensive volunteer training
  • Work alongside people with learning disabilities or autism to reduce loneliness and social isolation - Work closely with families or other key people in the individual’s life to identify needs and approaches to social inclusion
  • Work effectively as a team member

Experience

  • At least two years working with vulnerable people, paid or unpaid
  • Evidence of supporting vulnerable people to achieve their goals
  • Evidence of delivering high standards of quality
  • Evidence of achieving successful outcomes with individuals or families
  • Working in partnership with other organisations and agencies effectively
  • Recruitment and training of volunteers
  • Safeguarding and Risk Assessment protocols
  • GDPR and confidentiality
  • Personal attributes
  • Enthusiastic about making a positive contribution to communities
  • Able to nurture and value volunteers
  • Resourceful and solution focused
  • Able to engage effectively with people in a range of settings
  • Energised by creating new ways of working and making it happen
  • Able to work on own initiative and achieve results

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Closing Date for applications: 07.10.2022

Interviewing to take place week commencing: 17.10.2022

We reserve the right to close this advert before the closing deadline if we interview and offer the right candidate.

We are an equal opportunities employer.