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LOOK is recruiting a Herefordshire Family Network Project Coordinator. ** Applications have now closed**

We are recruiting! It's an exciting time to be part of the LOOK family as we are working to grow our local family network to support VI children, young people and their families across the county, whilst improving local services and support in Herefordshire.

An opportunity has arisen within LOOK for a Family Network Project Coordinator. We are looking for an energetic, organised and passionate individual to join the LOOK team working to develop our Herefordshire-based family network of young people and parents/ carers.

At LOOK we believe that nobody should have to cope alone. Through our peer mentoring project and support groups we strive to empower young visually impaired people and their families to thrive.

By creating community and connection amongst visually impaired young people and their families, we aim to boost confidence and increase access to social, employment and education opportunities.

Herefordshire Family Network Project Coordinator job specification

  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Part-time hours: 24 per week
  • Salary: £22,000.00 per year
  • Benefits: Flexitime, Work from home
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday & Weekend availability
  • Location: Hereford, HR4 9HP: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required).

Role Description.

The key responsibilities of the post will include identifying and consulting with local visually impaired young people and their families in order to help LOOK create a Herefordshire-based family network project for young people and parents/carers.

The post holder will also be responsible for developing and delivering a programme of activities and events to bring families and young people together to share experiences and have fun.

The post will require getting to know the young people and their families and liaising with local VI services, eye clinic liaison officers, schools, SENCOs, class teachers and other charities to develop and promote the service.

Your main duties will include.

  • Raising the profile of LOOK in Herefordshire.
  • Reaching out and identifying VI children, young adults and their parents/carers in the county.
  • Establishing a regular Hereford youth club.
  • Visiting local families in their homes and VI children in their schools.
  • Delivering schools workshops/assemblies with LOOK volunteers, across the county.
  • Assessing the child’s needs and linking them into LOOK’s Mentoring programme and signposting them to other sources of support.
  • Building up relationships with local service providers.
  • Setting up a parents’ support group.
  • Developing and delivering a programme of youth activities for VI children and young people in the county.
  • Link the Herefordshire Family network to LOOK’s national youth services and programme of inspirational confidence-building events.
  • Contribute to the creative development of LOOK and be part of the busy LOOK team, working across all our projects when asked, including at our events.
  • Develop links with other agencies/organisations in and around the locality which deliver services to families, both voluntary & statutory, seeking opportunities for joint working which can lead to the effective provision of services to children and their families.
  • Recording impact and writing evaluation reports.

What we are looking for in a candidate.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confident, reassuring and friendly manner
  • Experience of partnership working and stakeholder involvement
  • Workshop facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel around the county
  • Available for some weekend and evening work
  • Well organised, able to take the initiative, be proactive and self-motivated
  • IT savvy and competent with word processing packages and spreadsheets (namely Google Drive and Salesforce)
  • Experience of organising and running events and group activities
  • Experience of project coordination or management
  • Experience of working in an area where a high level of confidentiality is required
  • High levels of initiative and proactivity, good level of general education (including grammar and spelling) and attention to detail
  • Planning, organising and prioritisation skills
  • Confidence and drive with an approachable and enthusiastic manner
  • A motivated team player
  • A good listener, high level of empathy, sensitivity and an open heart and mind
  • Knowledge of the issues faced by disabled people and their families
  • Working in the third sector
  • Proven experience working with children and young people
  • Family support experience
  • Understanding of barriers faced by VI people and their families
  • Social-media savvy (experience running a Facebook Page/Group)

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send us a copy of your CV, along with a covering letter to the below email address, outlining how you meet the person specification for this role, what skills and experience you’d bring, and why you feel this project is so important.

To read the full job description please click below.

The deadline for applications is 6 pm on the 21st of August.

Good Luck!

We would like to thank Herefordshire Community Foundation and Herefordshire Council for their support in funding this post.

You can find out more about our LOOK services, here.

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