***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***
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.
• 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.
• Ensure the highest level of confidentiality is maintained to ensure SU personal details are secure and safe (locked in a secure filing system when not in use) and that personal information is not disclosed
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
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
• Empathetic and approachable
• Exceptional levels of diplomacy and integrity
• Excellent organisational and time management skills
• 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.
• Adventurous training qualifications; RYA, Mountain biking, Rock climbing, Hiking
• Minibus driver’s licence
• Mental Health qualification and experience in working with substance abuse.
• Working knowledge to support and signpost SU to appropriate medical and social support agencies if required
• Have experience in community-based projects.
• Have experience of controlling a small budget
• IOSH or NEBOSH qualification
Competitive annual leave + bank holidays, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan and Life Assurance.
If you wish to be considered for the above role, forward your CV and covering letter including a supporting statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. RBLI is an equal opportunities employer.
* RBLI reserves the right to remove a vacancy at any time prior to the published closing date
Closing Date: 31 May 2021