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Equal Futures
Equal Futures, 21 Walker Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7EX Tel: 0131 226 5454 Scottish Charity Number: SC033799 Copyright Equal Futures 2016         Design by You Can Learn It Ltd
Find out more and apply: Contact Alison Roy (Manager) Email: alison@equalfutures.org.uk  Mobile: 07725 134 292
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You are
A great listener and communicator
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Salary: £24 000 pro rata       Project is funded for 2 years Status: Part time 21 hours Location: Glasgow Role: Project Coordinator- Circles of friendship We are looking for a motivated and resourceful individual to set up a new project in the East end of Glasgow.  The project will work closely with a Carers Centre and its surrounding community. The majority of Carers who attend this Carers Centre are parents of children and young people with Autism. The purpose of Circles of friendship is to offer support and solutions so that people with disabilities are fully included in their community. Experience of designing and managing a project from start-up is essential.  The candidate must have a proven track record of encouraging project participants to be actively involved in achieving their chosen goals.  It is vital to be able to understand the challenges that families face and to work to alleviate these with compassion and respect. It is important to be able to develop meaningful partnerships and relationships with all stakeholders and members of the community.  The candidate will engage with other professionals to develop a holistic perspective of what matters to the person with Autism and their family.  A key skill required is facilitating group discussions which lead to action. The Circles of friendship will be facilitated by volunteers.  The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment, training and management of volunteers.  This will be done through a matching process which looks at locality, shared interests and personality. The candidate will have experience in designing and delivering training which is flexible to suit different learning styles.   The Project Coordinator will be responsible for managing the project within agreed timescales, keeping within budget requirements and use evaluation tools to monitor the progress of the project.
Project Coordinator – Circles of friendship
Equal Futures
Equal Futures, 21 Walker Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7EX Tel: 0131 226 5454 Scottish Charity Number: SC033799 Copyright Equal Futures 2016         Design by You Can Learn It Ltd
Equal Futures works with people who have a learning disability to be more involved in their local community and to make lasting friendships. We believe that having choices in what you do is a life lived well. Community Connectors help to make this happen by building a Circle of friends around the person with disabilities. If you are able to build relationships with diverse groups of people, can bring fresh ideas and have a good knowledge of your local community, we want to hear from you.
Find out more and apply: Contact Alison Roy (Manager) Email: alison@equalfutures.org.uk  Mobile: 07725 134 292
Equal Opportunities Form
Community Connectors £11 per hour Flexible working hours
What we offer you • Sessional work, about 4 hours a month, times flexible, an hourly rate of £11  • Full induction with training manual  • Ongoing support and supervision  Our Community Connectors come from all walks of life and different age groups.  This is not like other jobs – you will make a real difference to someone’s life!  PVG membership is required which we will pay for. 
You are
“Being a Community Connector is a privilege, a joy and a vocation.”
What’s important to you • Meeting and connecting with different people to develop trusting relationships • Helping to make a positive difference to your community  • Belief that good friendships matters
This role is to help a man build his Circle of Friends in the Perth area. He tells us: The difference this would make to my life is considerable. I would like you to help me with making new friends and to have a more active social life.  I like to go the theatre.  I really enjoy listening to popular music and going to see tribute bands. I like to go to “Willows” in Perth for a coffee or bite to eat.  I enjoy watching most sports.  I’m a St Johnstone fan and go to matches when I can.  To find out more contact: Alison Roy mobile: 07725 134292 email: alison@equalfutures.org.uk Perth Area Role 1 f