Holidays and Short Breaks Coordinator - Hybrid Working

Reference number: 47984

Title: Holidays and Short Breaks Coordinator - Hybrid Working

Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham

Salary: £27,181

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Thursday 11 August 2022

Interview date: 17/18th August

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

 

 

Looking for a new challenge?

Work with Sense and make a real difference to the lives of disabled people and their families.

Sense has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Holidays and Short Breaks team as a Holidays and Short Breaks Coordinator. This is a Full time role, working 37.5 hours per week, Based flexibly between our Birmingham Selly Oak Office (Minimum of 3 days in office) and Home. Sense are offering £27,181 per annum.

In this role you’ll be a key part of our exciting Sense Holidays programme, creating opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy a week-long break away from home, to try new things, do things they enjoy, and meet others in a safe supportive environment.

Each year, Sense supports up to 100 disabled people of all ages on our programme of holidays and residential short breaks. These are delivered throughout the year across England and Wales, through an extensive network of committed volunteers and sessional staff.  Our short Sense Holidays video shows just some of our fantastic holidaymakers, volunteers and leaders in action.

Sense Holidays make a real difference to people’s lives, whether it is a small achievement, a new connection or a life changing moment. Your commitment to ensuring every individual involved receives the care and support they need to have a fantastic break away - and one which clearly meets their choices and aspirations - will be crucial to the success of the programme as a whole.

 

We’re looking for enthusiastic applicants to:

  • Deliver the programme, you’ll need a passion for working with disabled people and their families. You will be skilled in building and nurturing relationships across diverse groups of staff, external partners, volunteers, families and holidaymakers.
  • You’ll relish the opportunity to lead on a complex and high profile national project and to work collaboratively in a positive, highly supportive team.
  • We particularly welcome applications from individuals with experience of working with people who are deafblind, multisensory impaired, who have autism, or who have other complex communication needs.
  • As volunteers are an essential element of how we deliver fantastic outcomes for everyone who takes part in our activities, an enthusiasm and commitment to the unique benefits that volunteers bring is a must.

 

Here at Sense, we support people with complex disabilities to live the life they choose. Your priority will be empowering the people you support to live an independent life.

You can see a more detailed description of duties in the job description attached at the bottom of this advert.

 

Why work for Sense?

Sense is a national disability charity supporting everyone who is deafblind or has complex disabilities. We believe everyone should be able to take part in life, no matter their disability.

Our work empowers thousands of people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities to communicate, experience the world and fulfill their potential.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

 
Benefits

  • 24 days of annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Matched pension contributions up to 5%.
  • Free life assurance policy.
  • Cashback and discounts on high street brands (and 10% off at Sense charity shops!).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Travel season ticket loans.
  • Enhanced sick pay.
  • Free DBS check if your role needs one.
  • A £350 refer-a-friend scheme.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Free access to over 100 online and face-to-face training courses, including the care certificate.
  • Ongoing development opportunities (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme).

 
Ready to make a difference?

 

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.

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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Alanna Bentley on Alanna.Bentley@sense.org.uk

To apply section:

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; 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, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

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.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit: https://www.sense.org.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/

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