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About The Role

Employer - Kids

Location – Bracknell Forest

Salary – £28,000

Hours – 36 hours per week to include occasional evenings and weekends

 The good stuff/benefits

  • Join a company that truly cares about your wellbeing
  • Enjoy an enviable annual leave package, starting at a generous 25 days and growing each year up to 30 days.
  • Option to buy an additional 5 days holiday.
  • Enjoy your entitlement to Bank Holidays.
  • We've got your back with Maternity and Paternity Pay.
  • Rest easy knowing you're covered with our Death in Service plan.
  • Invest in your pension plan with the option to top it up knowing that Kids is also contributing 3%.
  • Achieve work-life harmony with flexible hours tailored to your needs.
  • Unlock exclusive discounts at hundreds of online retailers through our employee benefits portal.
  • Spread the word and reap the rewards with our enticing "Recommend a
  • Friend" scheme.
  • Access confidential support and expert guidance 24/7 through our Employee Assistance Programme, helping you navigate both personal and professional challenges.
  • Take care of yourself with Company Sick Pay which you are entitled to from your first day.
  • 5 days of paid family/carers leave.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes available
  • Develop your mentoring skills by either being a mentor or signing up for our mentoring programme.
  • Expand your horizons with Kids’ online learning platforms, offering a wealth of professional courses for your personal and career development.
  • Apprenticeship programmes available for employees
  • Benefit from a colleague engagement programme enabling your voice to be heard.
  • Lean on us during difficult times with Bereavement Leave.

Kids is a leading charity dedicated to providing support and services for disabled children, young people, and their families. We believe in creating inclusive opportunities and empowering individuals to reach their full potential.

As a Kids Services Coordinator, you will play a vital role in organizing and delivering a range of services for disabled children and young people aged 3-18, as well as their families and young adults up to 25. This role offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact and develop valuable skills in a rewarding environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the delivery of Saturday and holiday play schemes, as well as short breaks, across Bracknell Forest.
  • Manage Kids play and leisure services in the region, including play schemes, Saturday clubs, and weekend getaways, in collaboration with the senior leadership team.
  • Oversee the short breaks offer, ensuring the inclusion of an independence room and meeting the diverse needs of children, young people, and young adults.
  • Provide line management and supervisory support to senior practitioners, ensuring high-quality service delivery and compliance with relevant standards and legislation.
  • Collaborate with partner agencies, parents, and service users to plan, implement, and evaluate KIDS services, promoting inclusivity and accessibility.
  • Support the recruitment, induction, and training of sessional workers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and development within the service.
  • Facilitate access to engaging and challenging activities for disabled children in a safe and stimulating environment, promoting inclusive opportunities and holistic development.
  • Prepare quarterly monitoring reports for the local authority, demonstrating the impact and outcomes of Kids support services.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with internal stakeholders, including senior management, staff, and volunteers, as well as external partners and organizations.

About You

Key Requirements:

  • Relevant work experience in children's services, health, education, social care, or the voluntary sector.
  • Direct experience working with disabled children and young people, along with a strong understanding of disability rights and inclusion principles.
  • Experience in supervising staff, conducting risk assessments, and writing reports.
  • NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a relevant field, with a willingness to undertake further training.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in IT and administrative tasks, ensuring accurate record-keeping and data management.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, with a proactive and solution-focused approach to challenges.
  • Valid driver's license preferred.

Desirable Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in the charity sector, particularly in a supervisory or coordinating role.
  • Knowledge of short break services and play schemes for disabled children.
  • Qualifications in education, social work, play work, youth and community work, or a related field.

Join us at Kids and be part of a dedicated team committed to making a positive difference in the lives of disabled children and their families. Apply now to embark on a rewarding career journey with us!

Our Mission & Strategy

We’re here for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities, young carers and families. We’re on a mission to create a world where all kinds of children and young people have all kinds of opportunities. We create life-changing opportunities by providing a wide range of support. Together, we’ll empower disabled children to stand up for their rights.

Childhood should be a joyful time. But some children and young people living with special educational needs and disabilities are defined by what they cannot do.  That’s wrong.

Every child should have an equal opportunity to play, learn, grow and thrive.

Because when the world says we can’t, kids say we can.

Our strategic plan will enable us to reach 120,000 disabled young people and their families, every year, by 2027. 

We welcome applications from individuals with disabilities or those who have personal experience with disability. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone feels valued and supported. We are dedicated to making our recruitment process accessible to all, and we are committed to making reasonable adjustments to accommodate the needs of disabled candidates and colleagues. For example, we ensure that our job advertisements are easily accessible, and upon request, we provide application forms in alternative formats, such as large print.

At Kids, we actively encourage individuals with disabilities to apply for positions by guaranteeing an interview to any disabled person who meets the job requirements outlined in the person specification. We understand that everyone may need different levels of support, so if required, assistance is available to help applicants complete their application forms. Our dedicated in-house Careers team is here to discuss the support options we can offer to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.

We deeply value the safety and wellbeing of all individuals who interact with our services. Our staff members receive comprehensive training to recognise and address safeguarding concerns. We work closely with families and other organisations to take every reasonable measure to minimise the risk of harm to children, young people, and adults.

To uphold our commitment to inclusivity, we adhere to rigorous safer recruitment and selection procedures. We foster a culture of inclusivity and transparency, where any concerns regarding our personnel can be raised and addressed promptly and appropriately. By identifying and addressing concerning, problematic, or inappropriate behaviour early on, our aim is to create a safe and supportive environment for all.

Please be aware that our Safer Recruitment procedures include conducting a DBS check and a Colleague Suitability Declaration where applicable. We understand the importance of ensuring the safety of vulnerable individuals, and being listed on either of these Barred Lists prohibits individuals from legally working, applying for work, or volunteering in Regulated Activity involving children and/or adults.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion are fundamental principles that guide everything we do at Kids. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels respected and valued. We strive to ensure that all members of the Kids team have equal access to employment opportunities, promotions, and professional development. Our commitment to inclusivity is embedded in our business planning, organisational structures, values and the personal development plans of all staff members. We believe that by embracing diversity and promoting inclusion, we can create a stronger and more vibrant community for everyone.

To apply for this position please refer to our vacancies page at www.kids.org.uk and apply direct