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Programme and Learning Co-ordinator

Employer
Blue Octopus
Location
S1 4EB, Sheffield
Salary
Salary £25,565 - £27,639 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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Function
Community and Customer Services, Care and support, Supported / sheltered housing
Seniority
Officer
Contract
Temporary
Hours
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Temporary until 31 March 2024

SYHA will be delivering a new Co-Production and Peer Support Service to support the Changing Futures programme in Sheffield. We have an exciting opportunity for a Programme & Learning Co-ordinator to work with people and partners across Sheffield, delivering activities that put people with lived experience at the heart of the Changing Futures programme.

Job description:

  • £25,565-£27,639 (pro rata)
  • 29.6 hours per week, negotiable
  • Flexible working hours
  • 27 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays, plus 4 SYHA days connected to bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Benefits which include an excellent flexible working scheme, family friendly perks, wellbeing scheme, discounts scheme
  • Access to a wide development programme to help you master your craft
  • Pension contribution

More about the role:

The Changing Futures programme is a £64 million joint initiative by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. The fund is for local organisations to work in partnership to better support those who experience multiple disadvantage, including homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, domestic abuse, and contact with the criminal justice system.

You’ll deliver activities that put people with lived experience and their voice, involvement and scrutiny at the heart of the Changing Futures programme, leading our coproduction work and developing our learning. And you’ll work closely with a growing pool of peer volunteers to facilitate our coproduction work.

You’ll champion and advocate for coproduction, and work to increase the voice and influence of those experiencing multiple disadvantage.

Who you are:

We welcome people from diverse backgrounds and with different life experiences and believe this makes our team stronger. We particularly welcome candidates with lived experience of multiple disadvantage.

We want to know what you enjoy doing and what you will do well. We want to ensure that this role is the right fit for you, so we are particularly interested in people who are:

  • A great collaborator, at your happiest working with a wide range of people to achieve a shared goal.
  • Excellent at building relationships and partnership working, willing to reach out and engage with people, volunteers and professionals across the city.
  • Committed to putting people at the heart of your work, working tirelessly to champion and advocate for coproduction.
  • Have a good understanding of multiple disadvantage, with lived experience yourself and/or experience of working (*paid or unpaid) with people facing multiple disadvantage.
  • Willing to develop your practice in coproduction and strength-based approaches.
  • A well of positivity, always seeking solutions.
  • Curious, willing to try new things, and great at sharing learning.
  • Please see the job description and person specification for more information, including the strengths we believe will lead to success in this role.

Who we are:

At South Yorkshire Housing Association, our purpose is for our customers to settle at home, live well and realise their potential.

Feeling settled and living well means different things to the people and families that live across South Yorkshire. So, we work with people in different ways – from our extra-care housing, to providing services and opportunities that individuals can access in their home, workplace and community, to creating houses for affordable rent.

Our employees enable us to create the best services, support, and experiences for our customers. We believe that difference makes us better, and that our services are made stronger by having a diverse workforce. We encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Please note that we may remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. Please apply at your earliest convenience.

When you answer our shortlisting questions as part of the application, please feel free to use an example from in or outside work, including from volunteering or activity within your community.

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 30 January 2022

Interview Date: Thursday 3 February 2022

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