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Activities Coordinator

  • Job Location

    Aylesford, Kent

  • Start date

    June 2021 onwards

  • Duration

    12 Months

  • Job Benefits

    £19-20,000 per annum, dependent upon experience




Description

Main Purpose of the Job:
Deliver a programme of outdoor physical activities, therapies (hiking, biking, canoeing and walking) for   hard to reach veterans. Covid-19 has left vulnerable veterans struggling due to isolation. The role will build confidence, promote community inclusion and support health and mental health recovery.  The Activities Coordinator will organise activities for veterans and ensure partnership agreements are in place.  Activities coordinator will drive calendar of regular, structured and inclusive programme of physical activities in the fresh air.  Veterans will access activities through STEP-IN and everyone has some form of fitness within their personal plan. This new project will elevate outdoor activities, reaching far more veterans, the wider community and offering new opportunities.

* STEP-IN Whatever the needs or circumstances of an individual, STEP-IN’s structured support programme is built around them.  The aim is that every individual on the programme actively participates in building a better future for themselves and their family.    

Your Key Responsibilities:
Activities Coordinator will deliver range of activities on and off-site including:


Walking, jogging, hiking for different ability levels; on village, North Downs and with local clubs Team sports; football, rugby, hockey, badminton, basketball, bowls; in Community Centre, on village green spaces and with partners including K-Sports, Aylesford Bulls Rugby Club, Anchorians Sports Club Kayaking, standup paddle boarding, canoeing, open water swimming; at local lakes Archery, darts, climbing, martial arts; solo pursuits alongside other veterans at local Centre’s.  To include all aspects of planning and liaising with providers including all H&S compliance. 


Administration:
·        The activities Coordinator will be responsible for management of the positive Pathways Outcome Impact database tool and the recording and collating of project information for the purpose of supporting funding reports and further grant/funding applications.
·        Responsible for keeping records of all activities ran and be able to create and maintain a cost spreadsheet to ensure project is kept on budget.

Equipment Purchase & Care:
·        The activities coordinator will be responsible for the purchase  and day to day  storage and serviceability  of all  activity  equipment relating to the project  
·        Comply with all policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of yourself, your clients and your colleagues.
·        Undertaking any other duties to achieve the purpose of the role.

All staff are required to:
·        Show courtesy and respect to SU and relations at all times to ensure that they enjoy the highest quality of life, respect and confidentiality 
·        During day to day activities such as visits to SU homes, report any concerns to the appropriate services without delay 
·        Attend and participate in training sessions and staff meetings 
·        Maintain good-working relations with all colleagues at all times 
·        Assist in the induction of new staff  
·        This post is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS)
·        The role will occasionally require out of hours and weekend work

           

Requirements

 

Skills & Experience Required:
•       Working knowledge of Outdoor activity planning to include risk awareness.  
•       A strong administrative background and experience of working in a public/ client facing role with links to the local community
•       Have experience and be comfortable working with people that have Mental and physical Health issues.
•       Strong knowledge of military and veterans’ networks
•       Self-motivated, resilient and tenacious with strong team ethics
•       Competent IT user (Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams)
•       Excellent verbal and written communicator
•       A willingness and positive attitude towards flexibility and adaptability in work
•       Full clean UK Driver’s Licence
•       Willingness to network to enhance the STEPIN community reach.

Benefits:
Competitive annual leave + bank holidays, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan and Life Assurance.

To Apply:
If you wish to be considered for the above role, forward your CV and covering letter including a supporting statement to [email protected] 

RBLI is an accredited Disability Confident Leader. We guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role. If you consider yourself to have a disability and would like to apply for the above role under our disability confident scheme then please submit your application to [email protected]


Should you need additional support or any reasonable adjustments to support you in applying for this role please email [email protected]



About us

IMPROVING LIVES SINCE 1919
After the First World War many soldiers were left to fight their own personal battles against tuberculosis. In 1919, we began helping thousands of Veterans who were discharged from service to help them

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