Advice Coordinator (Support planning)

Role: Advice Coordinator (Support planning)

Place of Work: Tower Hamlets

Salary: £33,030 FTE (£19,818 pro rata)

FTE: 0.6 FTE (21 hours per week)

Deadline: 9 am on Monday 20 July

Interviews: 23, 24 and 28 July

The first three attachments in the bullet points below were updated on Tuesday 7 July at 16:45 to correct some typos

Real is about to launch our new support planning service called Taking Control of Your Life. We have funding for three years for this exciting new project. We are recruiting an Advice Coordinator to oversee and deliver this new service to disabled people living and working in Tower Hamlets, which will help improve the level of choice and control they have over the way they live their lives. This is an exciting opportunity to work for the only pan-disability, user-led organisation in Tower Hamlets; helping us to provide remarkable services to, and outcomes for, disabled people in the borough. The project also works alongside a group of local disabled people to “change the system”, making sure that statutory services, and service providers, listen to the needs of the people that use them and adapt to meet those needs better.

This role requires a motivated, person-centred individual who is able to lead and inspire other staff and members of the public to collaborate to deliver this specialised advice service. You will be expected to have a good understanding of, and existing experience in, support planning already. You will be responsible for ensuring that project aims are achieved and all of Real’s activities contribute to Real’s vision, mission and strategic objectives.  You will line manage an Adviser (also being recruited) who will also work on the project and will need supporting and developing into role.

Real is proud of its principles of valuing everyone and never discriminating. As a user-led organisation of local disabled people we particularly welcome applicants who are disabled or who live in Tower Hamlets.

Why you should work for Real

  • We are a dynamic, growing third sector organisation and a user-led organisation of disabled people. We are firmly driven by our principles and ethos.
  • We are a progressive organisation, constantly looking to work more effectively. But this does not mean we abandon our principles.
  • We have a good reputation with our funders and our clients, and support approximately 1000 people in the community each year.
  • We actively embrace diversity in all forms. Our clients relate to us more because we reflect their reality.
  • We consider disability in our employees an asset.
  • There is a great atmosphere and good staff morale.
  • In a number of areas we are at the forefront of being part of an evolving and developing third sector in Tower Hamlets.

How to apply

Please download and read all the role information in the links below and then fill out an application form and send it to us.

If you need a large print or different format, or if you have any questions, please contact Mike on 020 7001 2172 or email jobs@real.org.uk.

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