Project Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £20,855 – £24,535
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th March 2021


  • Advertised from 10th February 2021
  • Contract: Permanent. Hours: 39. Salary: £20,855 – £24,535 – Pro Rata
  • Reference: 032311

Role

Equal Futures promotes social inclusion for people with a learning disability and autism in Scotland. Equal Futures was set up in 2002 by a group of parents who have a family member with disabilities. The aim was to help families plan for to ensure that their relative lives a good life.

Since then, Equal Futures has been on a journey to support people and their families through Circles of support and more informally through befriending.

Equal Futures is part of Thera Group; a charitable Group of companies that supports people with a learning disability. Our unique leadership and structure equally includes people with a learning disability. Through this, we can demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society. But we can’t do this without you. This post is homebased with the expectation to travel throughout Scotland as required.

The Role

To build inclusive communities through matching volunteers with autistic people. 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 finding volunteers who can make an extraordinary impact to people’s lives. The successful candidate will have opportunities to shape and develop the project to make a positive and sustainable difference.

Your Experience

Experience

At least two years working with vulnerable people, either paid or unpaid

Evidence of supporting vulnerable people to achieve their goals

Evidence of achieving high standards of work and successful outcomes

Working in partnership with other organisations or agencies effectively

Real life experience of autistic people or strong desire to work with autistic people

Personal attributes

Enthusiastic about making a positive contribution to communities

Resilience and patience to find solutions which work for autistic individuals

Understand how to nurture and value volunteers

Able to engage effectively with people in a range of settings

Energised by creating new ways of working and making it happen

The Benefits

· 25 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday (pro-rata)

· Contributory pension

· Cycle to work scheme

· Employee support line to support you and your family

· Support in gaining professional qualifications

· Continuous on the job training is provided

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit Search For a Job (corehr.com)

Contact: Jayne Laidlaw - 07725 134292

Contact Details: Jayne.laidlaw@thera.co.uk

Information: We operate flexi time and flexible working; laptop and mobile are provided.