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An opportunity to work for Parents Connect as a Course Leader

Deb_AlumniDeb_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 191 Pioneering
edited April 2019 in News and opportunities

Parents Connect - Course leader

Salary: £24,327 (pro rota)

Hours per week: 24 – we will accept applicants who want to apply for a job share

About the role

A new and exciting service launching in London. Parents Connect aims to provide a useful, natural and flexible way for parents or carers of disabled children at or around the point of diagnosis to meet other parents in a similar situation, obtain useful information, develop friendships and support networks that endure as their child grows up.

It is a regional product with provision embedded in the community. Parents connect aims to reduce the social isolation many parents of disabled parents tell us they feel, improving parents' ability to manage and navigate periods of high stress and thereby improving the experiences of disabled children.

About you


  • We are looking to recruit someone who is a parent or a carer of a disabled child or someone who has extensive experience working closely with families of disabled children

  • Can demonstrate lived experience of disability for a minimum of two years

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to show empathy

  • Responds positively to change

  • Confidence in dealing with conflicting priorities

  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office

  • Confident user of digital technology who can demonstrate a positive approach to the adoption of innovative products and tools

  • Ability to work flexibly over six days depending on identified local need (see below)

  • Willing to travel within London to deliver sessions

  • Bring drive and enthusiasm to the role and can demonstrate a passion for improving disabled people’s lives.


  • You will be responsible for the delivery of each programme of workshops, ideally you will have group facilitation and training experience, but full training, support and supervision will be available

  • Experience in creating delivery materials/content

  • Knowledge of the social model of disability

Depending on the local demand, Parents Connect may need to deliver sessions outside of standard working hours (Monday- Friday 9am-5pm) For example, throughout the week we could deliver:

  • One daytime session (10am-12pm)

  • One evening session (6pm-8pm)

  • One Saturday session (10am-12pm)

Please note this is subject to availability of the parents we are working with. A degree of flexibility is required to ensure delivery and success of the programme.

To apply

We are committed to equal opportunities. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and guarantee interviews to suitably qualified disabled applicants.

Please apply with CV and cover letter fully detailing your suitability for this role


Email:  [email protected] 

Closing date is Monday 22nd April. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 30th April so please be available on this date if you are applying.


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