Social Group Co-ordinator

Our client has an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and motivated individual to join their ‘Get Out There’ team to set up a new Social Group based in Manchester.

This is a part time role working 16 hours per week, offered initially on a fixed term contract for 12 months after which the position will be reviewed. There will be the opportunity to increase working hours as the service grows.

  • Social Group Co-ordinator
  • Reference number: 42544
  • Hours: 16 hours per week
  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Contract type: Fixed Term
  • Salary: £21,499 - £23,794 per annum, pro rata

About the role

As a Social Group Co-ordinator you will recruit and lead a team of support workers and volunteers to offer support to children and young people with complex needs, which may include sensory impairments, additional learning or physical disabilities, or autism. You will enable them to enjoy more independent lives through social opportunities at weekends, after school and during school holidays, in community settings such as youth clubs or activity venues.

More information about our activity groups is available on the employer's website.

About you

The successful candidate will have experience working in a care setting and be keen to take on a team management role. You will be able to coordinate and plan a range of activities. Experience working with young people with complex communication and learning needs is desirable.

You will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to liaise with the families, friends and schools of our service users. Good computer skills are necessary for the administrative aspects of this role, including use of the full Microsoft Office Suite.

A full UK driving licence is desirable for this role.

The Organisation

Our client is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

They have a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working here can be incredibly rewarding; the organisation offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment.

In addition, they have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join a Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

Closing date: Tuesday 1 May 2018

Interview date: Tuesday 15 May 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview