Giving Something Back (GSB) into Work Coordinator

Greater London
£28,000 - £32,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Monday, April 30, 2018 - 17:00
Interview date, week commencing:Monday, May 7, 2018
Job role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of our innovative Recovery In Action team delivering aftercare provisions across WDP. The "Giving Something Back into Work" programme has been running since September 2014, building on the success of the original GSB project at WDP which focused on supporting service users into volunteering and peer advocacy opportunities. GSB into Work is a training course that helps to guide participants back into sustainable paid employment, volunteering or further education whichever is best suited to them.

This is delivered across WDP as a 6-week training programme and participants will complete a portfolio of their work which will lead to the opportunity of achieving an OCN London Level 2 Award in Employability.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to the role of GSB into Work Coordinator.  As a Coordinator you will lead on the successful roll out of this programme across the organisation through delivering and embedding GSB across our sites. You will be responsible for our Train the Trainer programme to ensure staff are equipped to deliver this effectively. In addition, you will support the delivery of our motivational programme NOVA (Nurturing Opportunities, Vision and Aspiration) alongside this, maintain and create impact data and be involved in all aspects of the longer-term vision of the project. 

We are seeking to appoint an individual who can also bring WDP’s core values to the role:

1.            Entrepreneurial – you will be driven to facilitate WDP’s expansion and bring innovative ideas to help achieve this.

2.            In partnership – you will be a team player and liaise effectively with other WDP staff and partner organisations

3.            Strong belief in Service Users – you will be ambitious for those we help and this will come across strongly in your written work

4.            Community focussed – you will help design services that serve the whole community

You will have the passion and commitment to ensure improved recovery outcomes for our service users, an ability to network and create partnerships and relationships with local employers and agencies, whilst also delivering value for money services that meet and exceed the needs of our commissioners and funders. In return, we can promise an exciting and challenging role in a dynamic and evolving organisation.

WDP is a recovery focused organisation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users to improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.

WDP is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

WDP aims to be an equal opportunities employee.