Social & Leisure Project Worker
Social & Leisure Project Worker
Location: Derby, Derbyshire
Salary: £10.13 ph - (£19,490 pro rata - £7,901 per annum)
Contract: Temporary one year post (possibility of ongoing work dependant on funding)
Hours: Part time - 15 hours per week (2 days)
My client has recently been awarded one-year funding to develop and deliver a new service - `Opening Doors`. The service aims to relieve social isolation and improve the wellbeing of visually impaired people by providing a programme of activities enabling people to come together and access community facilities. We are now looking for a Project Worker with passion, drive and enthusiasm to help us take this exciting new work forward.
The new service will initially help people living in three key locations in Derbyshire (Derby City, Long Eaton and Matlock). The Project Worker will work with visually impaired people to develop a programme of social and leisure activities using local community venues such as cafes and organise visits to places of interest.
The Social & Leisure Project Worker Role:
The successful candidate is responsible for helping visually impaired adults in Derbyshire access community leisure and recreational activities.
The Key tasks and Duties will include:
- Developing an activity programme that meets the needs of visually impaired people and enables them to be included in community based social activities.
- Managing the day-to-day running of my client`s project.
- Supporting the recruitment and training of volunteers and managing volunteers under your responsibility.
- Networking with other agencies and businesses to promote social inclusion for visually impaired people.
- Using I.T to accurately record and monitor information.
- Actively promoting the wider work of my client, assisting in the development of all its services and attending relevant events.
- Full driving licence & use of a vehicle for work.
- The successful candidate must be able to manage and support Volunteers
- Strong planning and organisational skills.
- Able to gather and record management information.
- IT Literate.
- Personable and able to get on with a wide range of people.
- Able to deal sensitively with visually impaired people.
- Exercise discretion and confidentiality.
- Good personal presentation skills.
- Good oral/written communication skills.
Part of the operational team based in Derby and reporting to the Service Manager, you will need to be a `self-starter` and able to work on your own initiative to ensure that services run smoothly and deliver the required outcomes.
At a time of big changes in both voluntary and statutory services we need people who can be flexible, adapt to change and bring a positive attitude to their work.
It is essential that you are a real `people person` and can show compassion and understanding alongside a common sense approach to your work. Whilst it is desirable that you have experience in working with visually impaired people, it is not essential, as full training will be provided.
You will need access to a vehicle for work purposes and be able and willing to travel around the county. (Expenses will be paid in line with our policy.)
We can offer you a challenging and rewarding environment, and a competitive salary. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
This project has been made possible by a grant from Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Please submit your current, up-to-date CV for consideration in the first instance, please ensure your full address and email address is listed on the document as you will be sent an application pack to continue your interest within this role.
My client is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.