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About The Role

Employer: Kids

Contract: 18 hours per week

Work Pattern:  Flexible hours to be discussed at interview

.Location: Lincoln

Salary: £11,139.50 per year for EIGHTEEN HOURS

Essential Requirement: Driver's License

Qualifications: We encourage applicants from various backgrounds, including those with experience in childcare and a youth work related field. Furthermore, we highly regard individuals who bring lived experience. 

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.

Are you ready to join an exceptional organisation dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children, youth, and their families? We are seeking an energetic and proactive individual to play a pivotal role in leading the delivery of support and recreational activities for young people. This position offers a blend of remote work, day trips, and community engagement.

As a valued member of the Kids Lincolnshire team, you will work with a reputable charity known for its commitment to making a difference in the sector. You'll collaborate closely with a dynamic team of passionate professionals who share a common goal.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and assess Kids Wellbeing Support Groups and Adventure Activity Programme tailored for children and young individuals with disabilities.
  • Drive awareness and engagement with our services within the community through effective promotion and outreach efforts.
  • Cultivate supportive relationships with service users and their families, ensuring their needs are met and their voices heard.
  • Coordinate and lead group activities aimed at fostering growth, development, and enjoyment.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and support to team members across all levels, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Advocate for the active participation of children and young people in decision-making processes affecting their lives, serving as a key point of contact as needed.
  • Uphold the highest standards of safeguarding for all young people and colleagues, prioritizing their well-being and security.

About You

Personal Attributes:

  • Exceptional communication skills, with a focus on active listening and empathetic engagement.
  • Ability to build meaningful connections with young individuals, demonstrating patience, acceptance, and sensitivity.
  • Understanding of confidentiality protocols and compliance with industry regulations.
  • Demonstrated reliability, integrity, and resilience in facing challenges and driving positive outcomes.
  • Capacity to inspire and motivate others towards shared goals and objectives.

If you are passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of young people and possess the qualities and skills outlined above, we encourage you to apply and become part of our dedicated team.

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

 

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.