Short Breaks Project Coordinator

Reference number: 45025

Title: Short Breaks Project Coordinator

Location: Birmingham

Salary: Circa £26,100 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Closing date: Sunday 7 March 2021

Interview date: Monday 15 March 2021

Contract type: Fixed Term

Job advert:

About the role

Sense has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Holidays and Short Breaks team as a Short Breaks Coordinator. This is a full time role, working 37.5 hours per week, initially from home, but based in either London or Birmingham post pandemic. This role is initially a one year fixed term contract, with the potential of extension depending on funding.

As our Short Breaks Coordinator you will be responsible for the delivery and development of Sense’s national Vision England project which supports young people with disabilities to learn more about their environment through both virtual events and community support throughout the UK.

You will support and enable children, young people and adults with disabilites to access and enjoy the leisure activities and wellbeing opportunities that they are interested in, through providing a high quality, safe, child led service and are able to align yourself with Sense’s values to provide the best service to the people we support.

In this role you will also work across a range of other projects within the Holidays and Short Breaks Team.

About you

Our ideal candidate will be proactive and solution focussed, with the ability to develop and manage successful projects. You’ll have a strong understanding of the needs of children, young people and adults with complex communication needs, and the ability to build strong positive relationships with the individuals and families we support. You must be comfortable working with a wider team who are geographically spread across the country, where communication is key, and also working independently.

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

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. 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.

The base salary for this role is £26,125 per annum. Staff based at our head office in King's Cross, London will receive £3090 Inner London Allowance in addition.

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

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Sense's People Strategy

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