The Life Project is an independent, local charity rooted in Christian principles and ethos. We have been working with adults with learning disabilities for over 10 years, striving to create communities, transform society and love life. We provide Day Services and opportunities for fellowship and worship to adults with learning disabilities, as well as support to their families. Our current Family Support includes weekly a Parent Carer Drop-In on Tuesdays and a WhatsApp group for peer support, advice and guidance.
Reporting to the CEO, the appointed applicant will lead on the oversight, delivery, and development of our Family Support. As well as direct service delivery this role will further develop and implement our strategic goals to become a robust and sustainable organisation. Currently our family support mostly reaches mothers and other female family carers who can attend to the drop in on Tuesday’s. We know that there is a wider need to support fathers and other male carers, parents who are working during the day, and those who find travel into Bath a challenge. We are looking for someone who can oversee our well-established Parent Support and identify and implement the priorities for our next phase of growth.
To be successful in this role you will be proactive, have a positive solution-focused attitude and the ability to help realise the significant ambition of this Christian charity.
There is an expectation that this role will progress over time as our Family Support develops and increases. Initially we are recruiting to 8 hours per week but as the services increase so too will the hours. We are actively applying for grants for ongoing delivery and development of our Family Support provision.
The Life Project offers a competitive benefits package, and the charity is committed to equalities, diversity and inclusion and therefore encourages applications from all sections of the community. If you require any assistance to overcome potential barriers, please let us know.
We recognise that we are asking a lot within the Job Description and it could sound overwhelming – as we are hoping to develop our service this reflects some of our aspirations for the role. In identifying the most suitable person for the role, character is most important to us. We encourage you to get in touch if the job excites you but you are unsure if you are suitably equipped or qualified.
Occupational requirement of the post
A Christian ethos permeates all the work within this role – indeed there is a deep-rooted expectation that success will be achieved through both successful work and daily prayer, and by encouraging others to pray for The Life Project (Bath). In this respect being an active Christian is a Genuine Occupational Requirement of the job in the terms of the Equality Act 2010.
To find out more and apply, download the application details below. Please return the completed application form to us directly via the information on the Application Form.
Should you have any questions or would like to discuss this role please get in touch with Rich Blake-Lobb (email@example.com)
Closing Date: 10pm, Sunday 21st August 2022
Interviews: Week Commencing 29th August 2022
Family Support Coordinator
£25-27k per annum pro rata
8 hours per week (It is our desire to see this position increase)
Weston Hub and home working
Monday, 22 August 2022