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Programme Coordinator

Employer
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Location
Gloucestershire
Salary
£24,090 pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2021

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Function
Fundraising, Operations & Service Delivery, Community Fundraising, Events Fundraising, Statutory Fundraising, Supporter Development
Sector
Community, Disability
Hours
Part Time
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Job Details

Programme Coordinator – Wheels for All

Part time, 30 hours per week

Fixed term contract, 12 months

About us 

At Leonard Cheshire we support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Led by people with experience of disability, we are at the heart of local life — opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe. We work to support communities to be inclusive for all, where the whole community equally values all its members because of, not despite, our differences.   

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Community Engagement team as the Wheels for All Project Coordinator in Gloucester.

Key Components

  • Partnership building with a broad range of existing and potential new partners.
  • Understanding the need and demand from participants and partner organisations.
  • Delivering inclusive activities needed and appropriate for the target audience.
  • Sourcing appropriate adapted cycles & equipment through various fundraising or funding application opportunities.
  • Inclusive Wheels for All activity training.
  • Supporting the creation of sustainability models, ensuring longevity of the project.

You will be responsible for:

  • The continuation of the effective inclusive cycling offer based primarily at Blackbridge Athletics Track, Gloucester.
  • The delivery of good quality and well received inclusive cycling sessions for people of all abilities.
  • The launch of a regular offer of activities to meet the needs and requirements of all community members.
  • The creation of cross departmental partnerships bringing together transport, leisure, education, children’s services, adult social care and health.
  • Bringing cycling opportunities to children, adults and the elderly regardless of their ability. Focusing on giving people with disabilities opportunities and choice to cycle anywhere across the Gloucester Region

The post holder should be available to work outside normal office hours and will be expected to respond appropriately in the event of emergencies arising at any time.  

Benefits

• Substantial annual leave.
• A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover.
• Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates.
• Flexible working and lot’s more.

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post. References will be obtained for all roles.

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.

* No agencies please *     

Company

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity that supports disabled people in the UK and internationally. It is a major social care provider and runs numerous employment, volunteering and digital inclusion projects as well as campaigning for equality for disabled people.

Founded in 1948, Leonard Cheshire Disability has an annual income of £162m and is one of the largest employers in the voluntary sector, with 7,500 members of staff.

Leonard Cheshire Disability takes its name from its founder, former RAF pilot Leonard Cheshire. It started by establishing care homes. By the 1960s, the charity ran over fifty services in the UK and 22 other countries and, in the next decade, began to diversify into community projects and home support.

Leonard Cheshire Disability now works directly with more than 20,000 people in the UK and reaches tens of thousands more through its policy and campaign work. It has offices in London, Edinburgh, Caerleon (Wales) and Belfast.

Social care provision is still a major part of the charity’s work. It operates over 100 care homes across the UK. Residents include people with physical and sensory impairments, people with learning disabilities, children, older people and people with an acquired brain injury.

Leonard Cheshire is one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist rehabilitation for people with brain injuries, currently supporting over 500 people through its network of rehabilitation and long stay centres.

The charity also provides supported living accommodation services, personalised care in people’s own homes, day support, community outreach services and respite support.

Work and skills development is another major strand of the charity’s mission. It provides training to improve skills and support disabled people into employment. Services include providing volunteering opportunities for 16-35 year olds, arranging paid internships at top UK companies and a voluntary, government-supported programme to help disabled people looking to find or keep a job.

Leonard Cheshire also supports digital inclusion for disabled people. It operates a network of accessible IT rooms, giving access to computers and equipment, and offers access to computers and adapted equipment in disabled people’s own homes.

Leonard Cheshire Disability is also an international organisation, with regional offices in South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific, West Africa, East and North Africa and Southern Africa. It is working to a five year international strategy which aims to promote independence among more than 100,000 people with disabilities in Africa and Asia.

As one of the leading providers of services for people with disabilities in the UK, Leonard Cheshire Disability offers a variety of working environments, such as care homes, day centres and offices.

Find Us
Telephone
1902 792 060
Location
66 South Lambeth Road
Vauxhall
London
SW8 1RL
GB
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