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Local Area Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,585 pro-rata
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 25th January 2021

  • Advertised from 20th January 2021
  • Salary: £10, 634 for 14 hours per week


ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for a dynamic and motivated Local Area Coordinator to join us in ensuring they have the same opportunities as everyone else.

Local Area Coordination is an exciting approach that supports people with learning disabilities and sensory impairments to build and pursue their vision for a good life, stay strong and resilient, and which results in services which are more personal, local, flexible and accountable. Local Area Coordinators build connections, nurture inclusive and self-supporting communities, and support system change and transformation of public services.

ENABLE Scotland are looking for a new Local Area Coordinator based in Midlothian. We are looking for someone who is an excellent communicator and advocator for the human rights of individuals and families, has awareness of the local community and the services on offer there, and the ability to think creatively to find solutions.

About You

Local Area Co-ordination is a preventative, asset-based approach to supporting people to connect to their communities and build meaningful lives. The aim of the service is to provide accurate information; build communities that are more inclusive by supporting local people, families, groups and organisations; build individual and collective capacity and enhance lives and communities as a result. The work of the LAC team is underpinned by the core values, principles and practice of inclusion. At the heart of this is the right of disabled people and their families to participate in all aspects of community, private, public and social life.

As a Local Area Coordinator in Midlothian you would work with people with a learning disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, physical disability or sensory impairment, and their families (from birth to 64 years of age).

As a Local Area Coordinator you will:

  • Help connect people to social networks, community networks and facilities across all spheres of life.
  • Support organisations, individuals and families to challenge and address inequality and social exclusion.
  • Work with disabled people and their families, public service partners, and community groups and organisations.
  • Work flexibly across organisational and professional boundaries.

About Us

At ENABLE Scotland we believe in developing all our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities.

Starting a career with ENABLE Scotland is the first step towards making a real difference in our award-winning charity’s mission to help create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

ENABLE Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based entirely on values, skills and competencies required of the specific roles.

Application notes

To find out more and to apply, please visit out website at Local Area Coordinator - Enable Scotland