Project Coordinator

Salary: £23,541 to £27,041 per annum (starting salary dependent upon skills and experience)

Closing Date: 01 Nov 2021

Company Name: My Life My Choice

Nature of the Company: My Life My Choice (MLMC) is a self-advocacy charity run by and for people with learning disabilities, founded in 1998. The charity delivers a diverse range of innovative and user led projects that enhance and empower the lives of adults with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire. These established projects include the Power Up training,consultancy, and research team, Champions who speak up and campaign, Travel Buddy scheme, 12 local self-help groups, and Gig Buddies.

Responsibilities: To bring training, development and project coordination expertise to the My Life My Choice (MLMC) Computer Buddy project. We do not need a person who is a whizz with computers for this role!

The key aspects of the role are…

1. To project manage the Computer Buddy project ensuring targets are met as per funders’ criteria and as per the MLMC strategic/business plan

2. To identify beneficiaries and then provide devices (laptops and iPads) to those without, and then training and support to these and others. There will be some volunteer support to help with this

3. To work in partnership with other organisations that provide support and training for the project.

Benefits: Salary: The full grade for this post is NJC Scale 15-22 and the salary is £23,541 - £27,041 per annum. Salaries are reviewed annually as at 1st April.

Hours of work: You will normally be expected to work 7.5 hours per day, for 5 days a week but alternative arrangements may be negotiated prior to contract offer.

• Pension - You will be enrolled in the MLMC’s staff pension scheme and MLMC will contribute equivalent to 6% of your earnings

• Holidays - Holiday entitlement for this post is 25 days per annum (plus bank holidays) pro rata; additional leave entitlement after 2, 5, and 10 years’ service. Dependent upon performance, staff may receive 2 days special leave over the Christmas period

• Flexible working, working from home & Time off in Lieu (TOIL) - There is an ability to work flexible hours, take TOIL and home working is considered (outside of COVID-19 pandemic context)

• Employee Assistance Scheme – Health & wellbeing counselling, information and advice service for employees. Including face-to-face as well as telephone service

• Life Assurance – Up to four times annual salary paid upon employee death in service

• Additional – Weekly fruit basket, £100 pa towards a health and wellbeing activity, and cycle to work scheme (save up to 40% on cost of new bike)

• Staff parking – Free of charge, dedicated parking spaces available although we encourage staff to walk, cycle, and/or use public transport. 

Experience: The following skills are essential:

• Commitment to the practice of empowering people with learning disabilities to have choice and control over their lives.

• Able to support people to speak up for themselves and to learn skills

• Excellent administration/coordination skills.

• Methodical and well organised, with the ability to prioritise.

• Self-motivated with a “can-do” attitude

• Ability to organise own workload, be able to work well under pressure and to work to deadlines

• Ability to communicate and network with a wide variety of people at all levels using a variety of mediums

• Good facilitation, presentational, written, training and organisational skills

• Good IT Skills including Microsoft (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)

• GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)

• Willingness to learn and to be adaptable to change

• Willingness to travel throughout Oxfordshire

• Willingness to follow instruction and to work to objectives.

• Competent driver (or with car driver support), UK driving licence and access to car

Job Ref: Project Coordinator

Work Location: Oxfordshire

Salary Details: £23,541 to £27,041 per annum (starting salary dependent upon skills and experience)

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Full Time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing Date: 01 Nov 2021

Extra Benefits: Reasonable travel expenses may be claimed (e.g. car mileage paid as per HMRC approved rates)

Further Details: Apply through My Life My Choice website