Aspirations Community Engagement Worker (PL677)

Location: Canterbury
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £20,278 - £22,897 gross per annum
Contract: Fixed term until September 2019
Closing date: 9am Monday 18 December

Because like you, we’re dedicated to changing attitudes and changing lives.

About us: Porchlight is a charity supporting people who are homeless, vulnerable and isolated. Our vision is a fairer society where everybody has a safe place to call home and the chance to make a positive contribution.

The role: The Aspirations Community Engagement Worker will be responsible for recruiting Aspirations participants to the program and then playing a key role in guiding them along their journey through the Aspirations service.  This service is a Big Lottery Fund (BLF)/European Social Fund (ESF) Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project.  It is designed to increase wellbeing, resilience and skills, and to provide a pathway to work, volunteering or work-like aspirations for people who have had mental health issues which have been a barrier to work. Aspirations for Life, includes partners from the voluntary sector, arts, sports and community groups and is delivered across Kent and East Sussex.

What you need:  The Aspirations Community Engagement Worker will work with the Aspirations Workers and Participant Involvement Coordinator to recruit suitable participants to the Aspirations service.  This role will require the post holder to work mainly in rural and coastal areas to engage hard-to-reach people through sporting aspirations, projects and events. The Aspirations Community Engagement Worker will provide a holistic, supportive and coaching approach and will play a part in the goal based action planning for the participants that they recruit.  This will lead to education, work-like Aspirations or volunteering opportunities that are suitable to the individual.

Benefits: as a member of the Porchlight team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
• free life insurance
• competitive pension scheme
• 25 days holiday per year (increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service) plus bank holidays

Full details including the Job Description, Person Specification and an Application Form are attached.

The closing date for applications is 9am 18th December.

Interviews are due to take place on 8th January in Canterbury.

For more information about this position, please contact Mark Pinkney (Operations Manager) on 07789 926614.

Porchlight is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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