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KEEN London Session Coordinator — South London

Role commencing November 2018

Role type: Permanent

Hours: Part-time, 3 days per week (21 hours) including 9.00am – 1.30pm every Saturday. 16.5 hours to be split between Monday and Friday (some flexibility allowed). Working days may change during school holiday periods. 

Salary: £22000 – £24000 pro rata (£13200 – £14400 p.a.) dependent on skills and experience 

Location: 

KEEN London Office (Monday and Friday) Lilian Baylis School (every Saturday during term time) 

Unit B11, 3 Bradbury Street, London, N16 8JN Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5QY 

Reporting to: KEEN London Head of Services 

Role description: 

The KEEN London Session Coordinator is responsible for the planning and delivery of our weekly sports and games sessions in Vauxhall, South London. They will work directly with the children and young people with disabilities accessing our service (our athletes) and their families, ensuring that they are well supported by our team of volunteer coaches. The Session Coordinator will also be responsible for delivering our ‘New Experiences’ project in South London, planning 1 offsite trip each term guided by input from athletes. 

About KEEN London 

Over 100 families across London are members of the KEEN family and we provide over 6,000 hours of supported care to children with disabilities every year. 

KEEN Vision 

KEEN London’s vision is that every child has the chance to enjoy sports and leisure activities and none are left behind due to disability. 

Responsibilities: 

Delivery of core services 

  • Ensure the safe and effective running of weekend activity sessions in Vauxhall, South London (every Saturday during term time) 
  • Plan, risk assess and deliver at least 1 offsite trip every term 
  • Act as Child Protection Officer and First Aider for South London activities 
  • Maintain session equipment 

Service delivery admin 

  • Update spreadsheets and databases with Athlete and Volunteer attendance every week 
  • Monitor session attendance and ensure that capacity is maintained at all times 
  • Communicate with families about upcoming sessions and other information 
  • Update existing athlete profiles and create profiles for new athletes 

Volunteer coordination 

  • Liaise with the Volunteer Coordinator regarding volunteer attendance 
  • Deliver short training to volunteers every week before sessions 
  • Pair volunteers with athletes every week, matching volunteer’s experience with athlete need 
  • Support volunteer session leaders in planning and delivering a high quality sports and games programme each week 
Experience Essential Desirable
Experience of working with children and young people with disabilities in a play, educational or social care setting x  
Experience of managing a team of volunteers    x
Experience of leading services and staff, children and young people with disabilities in a play, educational or social care setting   x
Abilities and skills
Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection legislation x  
Excellent time management skills x  
Strong communication skills x  
Be able to remain calm in a crisis and handle difficult situations  x  
Ability to work independently and as part of a team x  
Demonstrate a positive attitude and lead by example x  
Ability to monitor and maintain safe working practices x  

 

Person Specification 

We are looking for a committed individual who is outgoing and able to work well under pressure. Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic, inspirational, dynamic and energetic, with a keen interest in promoting fun, active experiences for children with disabilities. 

Many of the children and young people accessing our services are autistic or have a learning disability so we are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with experience in these areas. 

KEEN London is a growing organisation and there is potential in the future for this role to expand and grow with us. 

Values 

The activity coordinator should share KEEN London’s values i.e. inclusive; compassionate and supportive; committed to high standards; trustworthy; respectful; accountable and fun. 

Application 

Please complete a short Application Form for this role and submit it, along with a current CV to nicole@keenlondon.org 

This role will be commencing Mid November 2018. There is some flexibility but we would need the successful applicant to begin shadowing our Saturday sessions from this date. 

If you would like an informal chat about this role, please contact KEEN London Head of Services, Nicole Curtin on 02076863172 

Deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 22 October 2018. 

Thanks to all of you at Keen for giving me as a parent, an opportunity to say how grateful we are for the respite we get every Saturday.It has transform our Saturday’s. We started coming to the session at the start of 2014 and we have rarely missed any sessions. My daughter who has autism and muscle dystrophy enjoys going and looks forward to the jam packed activities which are always fun and talks about them endlessly. The coaches are all very experience and help the kids and encourages them to get involve or just talk to them and listen. In the summer my daughter went to her first residential trip for 2 days.She had so much fun and still talks about it to this day.They also went to the Aquarium and soft play. Thank you all for your support.

Stella, KEEN parent

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