Sports and Enrichment Officer - Royal Mencap Society - Salary £25,017 - Closing date 24 October 2021
Remote (Home based (England))
Interview date28 October 2021Job DescriptionMencap have a brand-new opportunity for a Sport and Enrichment Officer to join our Programmes and Networks team. This role is a full-time contracted position until March 2023. It will be a home-based position with regular travel, nationally.
We run education-based programmes for supporting people with a learning disability to move closer to the job market and gain employment, we are seeking an individual to add a sport programme to this provision.
This role will bring together key stakeholders to plan a timetable of sport and physical activity, encouraging learners that have a learning disability and who are on these employment programmes to be active, at a suitable time, location, and format. These sessions will also increase the physical and mental wellbeing of our learners, and help build complimentary skills to enhance their employability, by building traits such as teamwork, communication, discipline, and confidence.
We are looking for someone who is exceptionally organised, a confident communicator across all levels and someone who can build strong working partnerships with internal and external stakeholders in particular community sports organisations.
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!
Essential experiences and skills required for this role:
- Co-ordinating projects and/or events - Able to develop a positive rapport with others and work collaboratively - Project planning and development - Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative - Ability to manage resources, information, and budgets effectively - Conducting evaluations and measuring impact - Working in sport or with community sports organisations - Experience of using MS Office packages (Word and Excel)
*An enhanced DBS will also be required for this role.