Social Group Co-ordinator

Reference number: 42544

Title: Social Group Co-ordinator

Hours: 16 hours per week

Location: Manchester

Contract type: Fixed Term

Closing date: Tuesday 1 May 2018

Salary: 21,499 - 23,794 per annum, pro rata

Sense salary points: 26-29

Interview date: Tuesday 15 May 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and motivated individual to join our ‘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.

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. 

For more information about our activity groups click here.

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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Ruth Bennett-Anderson via

About us 

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

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we 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 we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.


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