Job Vacancies

New Office Coordinator

30 hours pw  Salary £18310 pro rata

Can you help a growing charity strengthen how it works? People Matters is recruiting an Office Co-ordinator.

You will have responsibility within the organisation of supporting the CEO and other members of the core team to deliver services. You will focus on the delivery of corporate services and will be a highly proficient IT & social media user from data management to design work and comms. As a first contact for the organisation confidence with problem solving and liaising with professionals, members, their families/carers and partner organisations; both statutory and voluntary, via the telephone, electronically and face to face will be a key aspect of how you approach your work.

Based in Holbeck People Matters uses leisure, learning and volunteering activities together with individual support as a means to enable people with learning and other disabilities to develop their skills and self-confidence.

You will be mainly office based for 30 hrs per week but also expected to work flexibly. It is important that your hours compliment those of existing staff to provide effective organisational cover across the days of the week, office opening hours and holidays. This will involve predominantly working until 6pm Mon-Fri.

The successful applicant will be able to offer significant relevant experience of duties within the role and willingness to actively develop themselves with support to address any gaps.

For further information on this role see the job description JD Office-co-ordinator. To apply please complete a Standard application-form-Sept -17standard-application-form-sept-171 and send completed applications to . The closing date for applications is 9.30 am Monday 2nd October 2017.  NB Late applications will not be accepted.

Interviews are planned for the following week. You should indicate in your application any significant unavailability for interview e.g. holidays.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those with disabilities. We are a Disability Confident organisation.

People Matters uses safer recruitment processes. All staff are required to complete a DBS check and work according to our safeguarding policies.

Chair of the board of trustees

After dedicated service the People Matters Chair of Trustees is stepping down and the trustees are seeking to replace this post holder externally. An experienced professional is sought for this voluntary role. It provides both an opportunity to give back to the local community through providing governance leadership and strategic support as well as being a useful professional development opportunity.

As a partner and trusted adviser to the chief executive officer (CEO) and other trustees, the Board Chair will provide leadership and be committed to the People Matters mission of ‘creating opportunities for local people with disabilities to be more independent and enjoy life in the same ways, and in the same places, as anybody else’.

The organisation has recently become CQC registered and is developing a new social enterprise to promote employment for some of the most disadvantaged people in the city.

For further information please see the chair-role-description or telephone our CEO Tina Turnbull on 0113 2346896 for an informal conversation. Applications are invited via the submission of a CV and supporting letter.

People Matters uses safer recruitment processes. All staff and trustees are required to complete a DBS check and work according to our safeguarding policies.

Teaching Assistant/Support Worker Vacancy

People Matters are recruiting!

We are looking for teaching assistant/support workers for our adult learning and individual support services. We want people with an enthusiasm and commitment to supporting people with learning disabilities, autism and other disabilities to increase their independent living skills and be valued members of their local communities.

Opportunities are available for staff to work part time hours either term time only or all year. The pay is £8.25 ph, which is the Leeds Living Wage or you could be salaried .

For further information on support worker roles please see the Job Description Support Worker May 2017 and then complete a  Support worker application form may 2017

We are always keen to hear from support workers with the potential to be exceptional. We are a growing organisation with a strong value base and a focus on outcomes and preson centredness. We offer support for accredited training from health and social care to progression into other roles. Please send  completed applications to . CVs are not be accepted.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those with disabilities. If you can offer language skills such as either Punjabi or Urdu these are also welcomed.

People Matters uses safer recruitment processes. All staff are required to complete a DBS check and work according to our safeguarding policies.

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We have now transferred our DWP Two Ticks accreditation to being a level 2 Disability Confident Employer. Busy working out how to achieve the level 3 Disability Confident Leader as soon as we can.

two ticksDWP Two ticks scheme and employment

Here at People Matters we know that people with learning disabilities often want to work. Only about 7% have jobs but research says 65% want to. We have recently been awarded the DWP Two Ticks award. This means that anyone with a disability who meets the criteria will be interviewed when they apply for a job. (As well as other commitments we have made under the scheme). Here is a DWP Disability employment Adviser awarding us the Two ticks Award.

DWP 2 ticks

Robert, one of our volunteer directors has talked to us about his experiences and feelings about employment too.

People Matters (West Yorkshire) is a charitable incorporated organisation reg no: 1170724