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BuddyUp Coordinator

Want to make a difference to the lives of young disabled people through fun social activities? Are you organised and able to motivate others?

We are recruiting for 2 x 21 hours BuddyUp Coordinators (one for Kingston borough and one for Richmond borough). There is also the potential to apply for one full time role to cover both boroughs.

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Position:  BuddyUp Coordinator – Richmond (21 hours) and Buddy Up Coordinator – Kingston (21 hours)

Location: From our office in Teddington, Richmond Upon Thames, London

Salary: pro rata of £25,000 – £27,041 depending on experience, incl OLW

Hours: Part time, 21 hours per week, some flexibility on days/hours as the service can involve some evening work.

Contract: 2 years with potential for extension

Annual Leave: 25 days leave plus bank holidays (Pro rata)

Closing Date:  10am on Tuesday 2nd August 2022

About the role:

Richmond AID has successfully delivered the BuddyUp project in Richmond and Kingston for more than 10 years. We have established referral routes into the project and good links for attracting volunteers.

BuddyUp Coordinator is a fun and exciting role at Richmond AID which requires someone who is motivated, creative and can work from their own initiative. The Buddy Up Coordinator will match disabled young people aged 14 to 17 to a volunteer buddy who will support them to access services and leisure opportunities. This post will be based in our offices in Teddington and will predominantly cover the borough of Richmond though at times you may also provide support in the borough of Kingston.

Your role is to recruit and train the volunteers, and then match them with a young person, providing ongoing support to young people and volunteers. You will work closely with our Kingston Buddy Coordinator running joint monthly group activities. So far trips have included bowling, cinema, crazy golf, shopping, days out in London, laser tag, boat trips, walking tours, visits to the Cat Café and even once attended the International Pillow Fights Day party!

About you:

You will be organised, and ideally have experience of running a project and experience of working with disabled people and/or young people. Training can be provided. You will have 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.

To apply:

To apply for this role, please send 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. Please apply via the Charities Job website via the following link:


Disabled Candidates

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 considering when you apply.

Other roles you may have experience of could include:  Youth worker, care assistant, personal assistant, project officer, advisor, administrator.

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