Project Coordinator - ASPIRE

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Kent
Salary
30 hours a week GBP14,800- GBP16,800
Posted
23 Feb 2021
Closes
24 Feb 2021
Sectors
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Part Time
Fetch Recruitment are very proud to be supporting the ASPIRE programme and BeChange with the recruitment of 2 Project Coordinators. This is a great opportunity to work on a very special programme with a brilliant team.

Job Title: ASPIRE Project Coordinator (Part-time)

Contract Type: Fixed Term February 2023, Part-time

Hours of Work: The post is part time (30 hours a week), to be worked over 4 days or as agreed by your line manager. You will need to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.

Salary: GBP18,500 - 21,000 (FTE) pro rata 30 hours a week GBP14,800-GBP16,800

Location: The post is based at Bechange's main office in Aylesham but there may be a need for the post holder to work from other locations.

Reporting to: The Bechange Manager

Important note to applicants: Please submit an up to date CV. You will then be contacted and asked to complete an application form. Interviews will be conducted during the week commencing 22nd February.

If you have any questions, Angela Doggett at BeChange is happy to receive emails and phone calls. Her number is (phone number removed) and her email address is listed on the job advert on the Fetch Recruitment website which you can click through to from this advert.

The ASPIRE Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the development and delivery of the ASPIRE project. The role requires someone with excellent interpersonal skills and thorough administrative experience. You should be highly organised and able to use your own initiative to ensure the ASPIRE Project is delivered to the highest standards.

About ASPIRE???

ASPIRE is an innovative project being run in southern England and northern France until 2023 with the aim of tackling the joint problems of obesity and unemployment in a holistic way. There is a link between the two - the longer someone is unemployed, the more likely they are to have problems with their weight and vice versa - and ASPIRE is piloting a model to help people live healthier lives and increase their employability skills. Dover District Council, Your Leisure Ltd, Kent County Council and Kent Community NHS Health Foundation Trust are working with Bechange in Aylesham to create one of the three UK ASPIRE hubs.

The project will follow a 'grow your own, eat your own, sell your own' ethos and we will be creating a kitchen garden and orchard, helping people to build up their job skills and improve their overall health and wellbeing. Other services, such as NHS One You, Wellbeing People, local businesses and other agencies, will also help those taking part to achieve their goals, whether these are to lose weight, learn new skills, to eat healthily on a budget, to do some voluntary work, to improve their CV or even to start up a small business.

About Bechange

Bechange is a local charity working with people who need support to make lasting changes in their lives by delivering person-centred, community-based services across Aylesham and the surrounding areas. The charity is a welcoming, inclusive and professional organisation that values innovation, excellence and integrity.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

* Assisting in planning and co-ordinating high-quality services for participants of the ASPIRE project

* Supporting participants to identify their personal goals within the project, assessing any barriers and supporting participants to achieve their goals.

* Signposting participants to specialist services if necessary.

* Working collaboratively within the ASPIRE team and Bechange.

* Delivering individual sessions with participants to support them through the ASPIRE process.

* Handling and logging referrals to the project from, for example, Job Centres, social prescribers, care navigators, etc.'

* Assisting expert coaches/trainers to deliver group sessions.

* Recording sessions for online delivery.

* Assisting the monitoring and evaluation of each participant's ASPIRE journey.

* Helping to maintain the kitchen garden and other ASPIRE outdoor spaces

* Ensuring that any vulnerable participants are safeguarded

* Promoting and implementing equality and diversity

* Working in accordance with the ASPIRE aims and objectives and Bechange's policies

* Promoting the work of ASPIRE and Bechange at all times

* Providing an efficient, friendly, kind service

* Providing occasional support to other Bechange staff when required.

Does this sound like you?

We are looking for someone who has experience of working in a public-facing environment where you have provided individual support to clients. It would be great if you have a track record of working with adults and taking a client-focused approach to removing barriers for vulnerable groups, enabling them to reach their goals in the process. If you have worked for a charity previously, this would be a real bonus, as would exposure to work around employability and delivering workshops and various other activities.

BeChange and ASPIRE are very special teams with some incredible people working for them. It is important that you are a team player who will pull in the same direction on a very important programme of work.

In terms of qualifications, we would like to see people who have gained a good standard of grades at GCSE level and have A-levels or equivalent, but outstanding candidates who do not have these qualifications will be considered. Other relevant qualifications would be a bonus but not essential.

It is important that you have the ability to take a positive and sensitive approach to meeting the needs of clients, including those with complex needs. You will demonstrate genuine commitment to equality and diversity. We are seeking an individual who will take an innovative and solutions-focused approach to work with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Attention to detail is important, as are strong organisational and prioritisation skills.

You should possess a full clean driving licence and use of a car for work

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