Children & Young People’s Service Coordinator

Closing date: Closing date: Sunday 4 February, 5pm

Interview date: Dates from week commencing 5 February

Location: Flexible; home or office based (Wandsworth, London) Some travel required.

Salary: Salary: From £24,500 to £28,750 pro rata dependent on experience

Do you have experience of working with disabled children, young people and their families? Are you passionate about making sure young people can learn, grow and thrive?
If so, Back Up could offer you an inspiring and fulfilling role making a significant difference to the lives of people with spinal cord injuries.

About the role:

The Children and Young People’s Service Coordinator will work directly with children and young people with spinal cord injury and their families, providing support and information to access the services they need.

Alongside this, you will lead on our participation work – our Youth Advisory Group -which makes sure that the voice of children and young people is considered in all that we do.

The role will naturally work in partnership with a range of internal and external stakeholders, whilst also supporting the delivery of our Education Inclusion Service.

You will have the opportunity to see the impact of your work every day and quite literally transform the lives of people affected by spinal cord injury.

You will have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting disabled children, young people and their families. Most important though is your commitment to supporting those affected by spinal cord injury to thrive.

About us:

At Back Up, we have big ambitions. Over the next few years, we’re going to be transforming the lives of even more people affected by spinal cord injury.

Together we’ll be working hard to make sure everyone affected by spinal cord injury has access to the support they deserve; and we are the only spinal cord injury charity in the UK providing specific services to children and young people.

Back Up has been voted one of the top ten charities to work for (Third Sector Best Charities 2020). The enthusiastic, inclusive and supportive spirit of our very skilled staff ensure excellence in the services we deliver.

How to apply

Please apply by emailing recruitment@backuptrust.org.uk by 5pm on Sunday 4th February with:

• A CV with salary information for your most recent post and two referees, one of whom should be your present or most recent employer. We will contact them after interview.
• A (maximum) two side A4 supporting statement (saying why you want the job and explaining how you fit the person specification). This statement is crucial; CVs alone will not be accepted. See overleaf for guidance to help you make the most of your application.
• A completed equal opportunities form (this is optional)

We will acknowledge receipt of your application, and then let you know if you are to be invited to interview. First interviews will be held in the week beginning 5th February. If you cannot make any of those dates, please indicate this when you apply.