Job reference number:

Brighton & Hove

Hours per week:

Contract type:

24,057.00 FTE

An opportunity to manage a growing and impactful project focused on building friendships for people with learning disabilities at risk of isolation. The project is expected to coordinate activities regularly to support people to come together to socialise and form friendships within. The project will also support individuals to create their own activities to do with either individual friends or small groups of friends.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the management of any Project Workers working within the project and the recruitment of future roles as and when funding allows. They will lead the team to develop and facilitate activities that individuals wish to do, supporting access to and integration in the local community. Following Covid-19 this will include leading the return to face to face delivery as well as maintaining a successful online programme of events. The role will engage and promote individuals to form friendships and access social and community events independently. Working in a person centred way you will be supporting individuals with their choices and goals across Grace Eyre services.

The role will include responsibility for managing any successful funding applications including rolling out agreed delivery plans, managing budgets and being responsible for all related monitoring and evaluations as required. The project sits within the Active Lives team and the post holder will be expected to support other areas of the service as required.

Staff benefits include cycle to work scheme, pension, training and development and contractual holiday pay. Grace Eyre has been accredited as an Investors in People employer

No applicant for employment or employee will be treated less favourably than another on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership or pregnancy & maternity, and we encourage applications from people with learning disabilities or identify with being on the autistic spectrum/neurodiverse.


Closing Date: 25/06/2021

Interviews will take place the week commencing: 07/07/2021

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