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New Co-ordinator needed

As we continue to grow, we need a new Session Co-ordinator to join our amazing team. Managing our activities in East London, we’re looking for someone with enthusiasm and a real passion for improving the lives of children with disabilities.

KEEN LONDON SESSION COORDINATOR – EAST LONDON

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: KEEN London Session Coordinator – East London

Role type: Permanent

Hours: Part-time, 12 hours per week including 11.30am – 3.30pm every Saturday during school term-time. 8 hours to be split between Monday and Friday (some flexibility)

Salary: £24000 pro rata

Location:

KEEN London Office
Unit B11, 3 Bradbury Street, London, N16 8JN

The Petchey Academy (every Saturday during term time)
Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EY

Reporting to: KEEN London Manager

Role description:

The KEEN London Session Coordinator is responsible for the planning and delivery of our weekly sports and games sessions in Hackney, East London. You 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.

About KEEN London

KEEN London is the only charity in London providing one-to-one support at free sports and activity sessions for children with additional needs or disabilities. We believe no child should miss out on the benefits of sports and physical activity. With the support of our amazing volunteers, our weekly sessions give our athletes the chance to play games, make friends and, most importantly, have fun!

At our sessions, each athlete is paired with a trained volunteer coach for individual support. This means they benefit from one-to-one attention and care. It also means their parents can leave their children in a secure and safe environment.

For families, volunteers, supporters and athletes, this means the KEEN family is one of a kind: welcoming, safe, supportive, rewarding and fun.

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 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 Hackney, East London. (every Saturday during term time)

–        Plan and deliver at least 1 offsite trip every term

–        Act as Child Protection Officer and First Aider for East London activities (Training Provided)

–        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 Manager regarding volunteer attendance
  • Deliver a short education/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

Required experience and skills:

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, staff and 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
Good 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.

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 an Application Form for this role https://goo.gl/forms/L0xi7asOVlPqwaA83 and send a current CV to nicole@keenlondon.org

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact KEEN London Senior Coordinator, Nicole Curtin on 02076863172

Deadline for applications is 12pm on Friday 24th November 2017

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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