Reference number: 45056
Location: King’s Cross, London
Salary: Circa £22,100 per annum (Inc London Allowance)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time
Closing date: Sunday 14 March 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed
Contract type: Permanent
About the role
Sense has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Holidays and Short Breaks team as Virtual Buddying Project Assistant. This is a full time role, working 37.5 hours per week, initially from home, but based in either London or Birmingham post pandemic.
As our Virtual Buddying Assistant, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of Sense’s national Virtual Buddying project. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a highly skilled team to help deliver a national volunteer-led and person centred virtual befriending service for people with disabilities.
You will support and enable children, young people and adults to form meaningful relationships with matched volunteers who share the same interests, hobbies and communication styles. You will be committed to providing a high quality, safe, person centred service and are able to align yourself with Sense’s values to provide the best service to the people we support.
Our ideal candidate will be proactive, and solution focussed, with the ability to be highly adaptive to the needs of those we support and creatively problem solve. You’ll have a strong understanding of the needs of people with disabilities, and experience of working with and supporting volunteers. You must be comfortable working with a wider team who are geographically spread across the country, where communication is key, and also working independently.
We’d love to hear from you if you have experience of supporting and working with individuals with a range of disabilities; including sensory needs, learning differences and autism. You will be an excellent communicator with a commitment to providing a fun, safe and accessible environment.
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.
Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.
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.
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Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.
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