£21,500 per annum pro rata for 18.5 hours per week at a rate of £11.02 per hour
SUSO (Speaking Up, Speaking Out) is an organisation run with and for adults with learning disabilities and additional needs. Our drop-in, open 4 days a week, provides opportunities for friendship and a range of activities to build skills, confidence and wellbeing. We are launching a new project ‘No More Barriers’ supported by Big Lottery Communities Fund, which will include a pop-up café to support our sustainability and provide work-based training to adults with learning disabilities. We are now looking to recruit a positive, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join our friendly team as a Project Coordinator on a 3-year fixed term contract.
Within the role you will: Work with the Activities and Training Manager to design and deliver a range of activities and lifelong training programmes including art, drama, music, discussion groups, workshops, computer access, life and work-skills training, Support, encourage and facilitate our beneficiaries to participate in the activities provided to help develop confidence, skills, choice, decision-making and self-advocacy Support beneficiaries’ involvement in practical work-based training in the café. Provide accessible information to beneficiaries and stakeholders Plan and support SUSO events and attend occasional partnership events
Excellent communication skills, experience of team working, group facilitation and AET Level 3 (or willingness to work towards it) is essential. Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities, volunteers and social care professionals, would be an advantage. There will be an expectation to work to deadlines and to facilitate some evening and weekend events. You will be working with the Activities and Training Manager to meet performance measures and indicators to measure the success of the No More Barriers Programme.
We are committed to screening all staff through the Disclosure and Barring Service and we are an equal opportunities organisation.
Along with your CV please tell us the following:
1. What attracted you to this role?
2. Your experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities and/or additional needs or other groups.
3. Your experience of planning, organising and running educational or leisure activities for adults with learning disabilities or other groups
4. Your experience of working with and supervising volunteers