Activity Hub Manager

 RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Families

 

HOURS: 18.75 – 25 hours per week, including working at evenings and weekends

 

SALARY: £26,137.00 per annum full equivalent, £13,068.00 (18.75 hours), £17,424.67 (25 hours) pro rata actual per annum.

 

ANNUAL LEAVE: 25 days per year plus all public holidays pro rata plus one day birthday leave.

 

LOCATION: The Allsorts Activity Hub, Stroud

 

PURPOSE OF POST: To manage the smooth running of the Allsorts Activity Hub and Toy Library; delivering Toy Library lending sessions and play activities for families; maintaining and developing the online lending database; participating in recruitment and management of volunteers.

 

ROLE CONTEXT:   Managing the delivery of Allsorts Activity hub activities, providing a unique inclusive resource for families with disabled children or children with additional needs, providing not only toy library provision but play and activity sessions. Ensuring the Activity hub is inclusive to all children and young people, including those with the most complex support requirements.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To work closely with the Head of Families, Toy Library coordinator and Activity Leaders to ensure that the Activity Hub presents an excellent offer of regular activities to Allsorts members including those with complex needs.
  • To deliver weekly Toy Library lending sessions and family play activities at the Activity Hub including regular weekend working (Saturdays). Also to deliver sessions in other venues county-wide as outreach work is developed.
  • To recruit an appropriate team of volunteers to run the Activity hub and toy library sessions, including giving time limited opportunities to young people with additional needs to volunteer for Allsorts.
  • To contribute to the development of the Activity hub to ensure it’s smooth and safe running.
  • To ensure that Allsorts policies and procedures are implemented fully for all services and activities, including health and safety, safeguarding and data protection.
  • To support the Head of Families to manage the budget for the Activity hub, providing advice on income generation and reporting all expenditure.
  • To support the Head of Families to conduct regular and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation for the purposes of identifying and measuring outcomes for family members.
  • To ensure that learning from setting up and running the Activity hub influences county-wide strategies and funding provided by other statutory and voluntary organisations, as requested and necessary.
  • To contribute to and participate in the overall reporting frameworks, budgetary requirements, operational plans and team development of Allsorts.
  • To work flexibly to take part in organisation-wide Allsorts events and activities as required.
  • To work with the CEO and Head of families to develop activities for families at the activity hub and at other venues around the county, recruiting volunteers or team members as necessary.
  • To work within the overall ethos, strategies and principles of Allsorts to support the achievement of our overarching organisational goals, ensuring the risks associated with projects are well managed and minimized…
  • To work with the Head of Operations to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the Activity Hub
  • To act with initiative and with the best interests of Allsorts in mind at all times.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Criteria

  • Proven ability to work effectively with disabled children and young people, and children and young people with additional needs.
  • Demonstrable capability in designing and developing services and activities in close consultation with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Experience of recruiting and managing volunteers from diverse backgrounds, and with a varying range of skills and abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing, with a wide range of people.
  • Experience of marketing and branding work at a community level.
  • Exceptional organisation skills, with experience of creating and developing systems and processes.
  • Knowledge of working and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies, and evidence of good networking skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and work flexibly to respond to differing needs and priorities.
  • Experience of working both collaboratively and independently.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, take responsibility for own actions and use initiative.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities in principle and practice.
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive issues and confidential information.
  • Willingness to carry out other reasonable tasks and to undertake training as the role evolves.

 

Appointment is subject to a DBS check.

Closing date 29/10/2021