An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and self-motivated Programme Coordinator to join our Employ Me programme within our Lifestyle and Works team.
At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap!
The role will be home based with an expectation that some work will take place at our Centre of Engagement in Central London and other satellite offices in the Greater London Authority area. This is a full time (37.5 hrs per week) contract to June 2023.
Mencap are recruiting a Programme Coordinator to work within the Lifestyles & Work Employ Me team. Employ Me is Mencap’s model for supported employment. We are really excited to be recruiting to this role which will manage a fantastic new programme of work which we have recently been successful in securing.
The successful candidate will lead and manage a team of Caseworkers and Job Coaches to support delivery of the Employ Me Greater London Authority (GLA) European Social Fund (ESF) programme in London. This programme aims to support NEET (Not in Education, Employment, Training) SEND (Special Education Needs and Disabilities) young people who have learning difficulties, disabilities and autism to access sustained employment, education and training.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering sustainable outcomes for young people and who can develop excellent relationships with key stakeholders. Over the duration of the project Mencap are will be working and supporting over 200 young people, so this gives us a real chance to make a difference and change lives!
This role will have particular responsibility for ensuring successful delivery of the ESF project and that all teams are meeting the requirements set out by the GLA and ESF.
You will have experience of managing supported employment provision for young people, have proven leadership skills that will ensure teams deliver high quality provision, meeting targets and achieving high quality sustainable outcomes for young people.
You will be responsible for ensuring project budgets are on track, outcomes are delivered and the overall outcomes and outputs of the programme are delivered on time.
You will have proven relationship management skills that lead to excellent stakeholder relationships that add value to programme delivery and outcomes for young people.
Key skills and requirements (essential):
- Experience of delivering to contract requirements
- Experience in practitioner area
- Managing and developing staff
- Leading and coaching staff
- Performance management
- Effective record keeping and reporting
- Financial management
- Working to targets
- Handling complexity
- Decision making
Please see an extensive list of responsibilities and key skills required for this role in the role profile, including the Job Description and Personal Specification.
All candidates offered an interview for this role will need to provide evidence of their GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) at interview stage or prior to interview stage. Please have your certificates ready to be emailed across if you are contacted for an interview.
Please apply with an up to date CV and tell us why you are a suitable candidate in the "why do you want to work for Mencap" section.
This role will close for shortlisting on 10th March and interviews will take place on Microsoft Teams on 18th/19th/22nd March.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us. To find out more about the scheme please visit the direct gov website.
Mencap is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.