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Education & Employment Coordinator - Islington based - Working across London

Department:
Lifestyles & Work
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
London
Salary Details:
£20,103 per annum/pro rata + excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
31 May 2019
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5
About Mencap
We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You’ll have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.

 

Our work includes;

• providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
• providing advice through our help lines and web sites
• campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want

Job Advert
Are you interested in education and enthused by the idea of helping young people with learning difficulties and disabilities to progress into paid work? If so, we would very much like to hear from you!

We are currently looking for Education and Employment Co-ordinators to work across London on our Supported Internships and Traineeship  programmes.

Our programmes offer young people with a learning disability, aged 18 to 24 years old, the opportunity to get practical work-based learning experience which will provide a smooth transition from education to paid employment.

Most learning takes place in real workplace settings and the Coordinator will be trained to engage with employers, establishing work placements that provide our learners with opportunities to learn and develop new skills.

Prior experience in helping people who have a learning disability to obtain employment would be an advantage, as would some experience of working within an Ofsted accredited teaching and learning environment. However, a full induction programme will be provided and we would see the ability to enthuse and inspire as being of paramount importance. You must also have English and maths  GCSE qualifications

This is a fantastic opportunity to help people with a learning disability and challenge attitudes towards learning disability as a whole.

So if all this appeals, please contact us and tell us why and include your CV!

Vacancy ID 16870
Benefits

We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you.

  • 24 days’ holiday (exclusive of Bank holidays) increasing to 27 days’ with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme*
  • Amazing Induction from day 1
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • Service related sick pay when 6-month probation is completed
  • Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions upto 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings*
  • Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service life cover AND Income Protection of 50% salary to be triggered at 26 weeks of long term sickness*
  • Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
  • Loans for bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program

*T&C's apply based on contract