Virtual Buddying Assistant

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Reference number: 46168

Title: Virtual Buddying Assistant

Location: Birmingham or London

Salary: £19,900 per annum, pro rata (plus up to £3,090 London Allowance)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Closing date: Tuesday 19 October 2021

Interview date: Monday 25 October 2021

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Sense has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Holidays and Short Breaks team as Virtual Buddying Project Assistant. This is a full time role, working 37.5 hours per week, based in either our London or Birmingham offices.

As our Virtual Buddying Assistant, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of Sense’s national Virtual Buddying project. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a highly skilled team to help deliver a national volunteer-led and person centred virtual befriending service for people with disabilities.

You will support and enable children, young people and adults to form meaningful relationships with matched volunteers who share the same interests, hobbies and communication styles. You will be committed to providing a high quality, safe, person centred service and are able to align yourself with Sense’s values to provide the best service to the people we support.

About you

Our ideal candidate will be proactive, and solution focussed, with the ability to be highly adaptive to the needs of those we support and creatively problem solve. You’ll have a strong understanding of the needs of people with disabilities, and experience of working with and supporting volunteers. You must be comfortable working with a wider team who are geographically spread across the country, where communication is key, and also working independently.

We'd love to hear from you if you have experience of supporting and working with individuals with a range of disabilities; including sensory needs, learning differences and autism. You will be an excellent communicator with a commitment to providing a fun, safe and accessible environment.

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. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification before applying.

Sense is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in all of its work. We want to ensure that the diversity of our workforce is reflective of the people we support and the communities we serve. We encourage applications of those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as well as women, trans and non-binary people, and those with different accessibility needs.

If you require an application in another format, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

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