Do you have a passion for community development and engaging with people? Are you focused, determined and able to get things off the ground? We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking and highly motivated Activities Coordinator to join a fantastic team!
Click here for the Job Description and Person Specification: Activities Coordinator JDPS
You will be working for an organisation of and for disabled people, working to improve access, choice, quality of life and independence for disabled people in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and surrounding areas.
Position: Activities Coordinator
Location: Richmond Upon Thames, London
Salary: £25,000 to £29,000 (pro rata) depending on experience, including OLW
Hours: Part time, 21 hours per week
Contract: 12-month contract, with potential for extension
Annual Leave: 25 days leave plus bank holidays (Pro rata)
Closing date: 11am on Tuesday 6th December 2022
Interviews: will be held on an ongoing basis. Please note we may close the position early if a suitable candidate is found.
About the Role
As Activities Coordinator you will work directly with a peer network of disabled people to develop new activities based on need and demand and as well as continuing with a range of social activities already set up.
Your focus will be on activities that bring people together in person, rather than online, they will provide ways for disabled people to come together to learn and share experiences. Current activities include an art club, book club, drama, choir and more.
You will work on a programme of activities that will engage disabled people across all impairment groups and across the borough of Richmond. The programme can include regular group activities, trips, talks, campaigning and more, and will be shaped by disabled people. As Activities Coordinator you also will work with disabled people to become peer mentors who will support the organising of the sessions, marketing and creating a programme of events.
If you have experience of setting up and working in a dynamic way with the community, then this could be the role for you!
Ideally you will have experience of community development work or working in a community setting. You will have great organisational skills and the ability to motivate and inspire disabled adults to participate in and lead social activities, to help combat social isolation and learn new skills. You will need to able to work on your own initiative, be creative and have a ‘can do’ attitude to be successful in this role.
You will also need excellent communication and IT skills, administrative skills and be fully competent on Microsoft applications. You will have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. The charity is an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcomes applications from disabled candidates.
To apply please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter of up to 2 sides of A4 stating how you meet the Essential and Desirable criteria in Experience and Knowledge section of the Job description to [email protected]
The charity is an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates and has been awarded the Disability Confident Employer quality mark, meaning any disabled candidates that meet the minimum criteria will be invited for interview. Please advise if have a disability or long term health condition that you would like considered when you apply.
Other roles you may have experience of could include: Activities Co-ordinator, Care Home Activities, Well-being Coordinator, Lifestyle Coordinator, Activity Coordinator, Activity Volunteer, Activities Worker, Community Programme Coordinator, Community Development, Community Engagement, Activities and Events Development Officer, Community Coordinator, Community Connector, Community Support, Community Fundraiser, Community Events Fundraiser, Community Engagement and Fundraising, Engagement Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement, Volunteer Manager, Volunteer Coordinator.