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halow is a vibrant, growing charity based in Guildford that provides opportunities and support for over 170 young people with learning disabilities to access social activities, educational programmes and supported living accommodation in south-west Surrey and beyond.

To find out what life is like at halow please click here and see what our staff have to say.

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Current Roles Available:

We are currently recruiting to the following roles

 Outreach Buddy (part time)

 Support Buddy (full time)

Building Futures Manager (full time)

A Reason to Get Up (ARTGU) Project Worker (part time)

Building Futures Programme Year Lead (maternity cover, full time)

 

For further information, please see below.

If you have any questions, please contact jobs@halowproject.org.uk

halow Values

 

halow is committed to equal opportunities and we value diversity in our workplace.

 

 

 halow Buddies

  • Are you interested in supporting others to reach their full potential?
  • Are you encouraging, positive, empathetic, trustworthy and good at problem-solving?
  • Do you have strong customer service skills and interested in redeploying them to make a real difference?  Or are you an experienced support worker seeking a new opportunity?
  • Do you want a truly rewarding job that really makes a difference to people’s lives?

 

If so, we want to hear from you!

 

Due to increased demand for our highly rated services, we are looking for people who are fun, friendly and compassionate, and who have a genuine desire to support and encourage young people with learning disabilities to lead independent, fulfilling lives.

 

We have a range of full- and part-time options available which can fit around other commitments or become your career.  Working as a halow Buddy you will provide young people with learning disabilities (aged 16+) with highly person-centred 1:1 support, promoting life skills, independence, social skills, leisure opportunities and assisting young people to access the local and wider community in ways which best suit them.

 

Previous experience would be great although not essential as the charity will provide fully paid training so that you can make a real difference to people’s lives.  We offer competitive rates of starting pay with the opportunity to progress quickly.

 

For more information on the role and what our team think of working at halow, please read our Recruitment Pack.

 halow Building Futures Manager

We are looking for a passionate professional to join the halow team as our Building Futures Manager. Building Futures is our flagship community based learning programme that aims to nurture the independence, enrich the lives, continue the education, and build the futures of our young people.

The programme has expanded from a one year offer to three concurrent year groups and has now started a separate funding stream that means we have a pathway to delivering a total of six year groups in the next 2 years.

Guiding this unique and exciting programme into the next stages of its development under the Director of halow project services represents a fantastic opportunity. The right candidate will successfully deliver on our expansion plans whilst further enriching the programme and enhancing the outcomes that we are highly regarded for.

We are focused on supporting and investing in our employees who in turn make the frontline difference for young people that have a learning disability. If you have the ambition, and the required skills, positivity and drive to make a difference, please read on to see if this role is for you. To be considered for interview, you must be:

• Passionate about the outcomes we achieve for young people, to set them up for the next steps in their lives.
• An experienced and creative manager with some relevant experience and transferrable skills that can further enhance the Building Futures team.
• Able to develop, promote, evaluate, and manage a high-quality learning programme.
• A good and confident communicator who can proactively communicate with any stakeholder, from service user to venue manager, and from family member to local authority Director. Our network is vital to our programme.
• A natural and efficient organiser, of both themselves and others.
• An effective manager of staff, with clear leadership skills.
• A self-starter with a can-do positive attitude.

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to be part of our growing and outward looking team that is passionate about growing halow over the next 5 years and beyond. If this sounds like the place you could thrive then please email your contact details and CV to jobs@halowproject.org.uk to start the application process.

 

Closing date for applications is: 5.00pm, Tuesday 26th January 2021

Interviews will take place on: Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th , or Thursday 11th February 2021

 halow A Reason To Get Up Project Worker

We are seeking an energetic part time Project Worker to lead and deliver sessions and provide appropriate admin support for our daytime activities programme A Reason to Get Up (ARTGU).  The ARTGU programme strives to develop confidence, life skills and independence for young people with a learning disability to prepare them for independent adult life. With a varied and exciting programme, including opportunities to explore meaningful work, volunteering and paid jobs our programmes are known for their excellent outcomes. The Project Worker will report to the A Reason to Get Up Co-ordinator. Our commitment to connecting young people to their community means that all our programmes are delivered in the community, at community venues and spaces. The Project Worker will need to have at least 1 year’s experience in working within Learning Disabilities.

This role will be based in our A Reason to Get Up (Daytime Activities) programme covering 19.5 hours per week (Tuesday, 9:30am-4:00pm, Wednesday, 10:00am/11:00am-4:30pm/5:30pm) and Thursday 9:30am-4:00pm). Working hours/times can vary (can include occasional flexible working around evening and weekend delivery)

The project worker will be responsible for assisting and then leading four sessions within the programme:

  • Fit Club (social health and fitness sessions in local venue or outside),
  • IT Crowd (group work with an IT facilitator to help develop IT skills, online safety, work skills and produce publications and videos),
  • Crafty Creations (group work with an art facilitator to support people express themselves through art, learn new skills and showcase their work with local organisations)
  • Cook & Grow (group work with young people managing a kitchen garden at a local venue, developing horticultural and cooking skills)

We often involve these young people in our Disability Works campaign to access different workplaces and gain experience to move onto part time paid jobs.

To find out more about this position and begin the application process, please email your contact details and CV to jobs@halowproject.org.uk

 

Closing date for applications:  5.00pm,  Friday 29th January 2021

Interviews will take place on: Various dates in January & February 2021

Start date: Flexible but expected to be by mid-late February 2021

 

Due to the remote locations accessed by the project we are seeking drivers with full licences and access to a vehicle.  Successful applications are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

 halow Building Futures Year Leader (maternity cover) 

We are looking for a passionate professional to join the halow team as Building Futures Year Leader. Building Futures is our flagship community-based learning programme that aims to nurture the independence, enrich the lives, continue the education, and build the futures of our young people.

The programme has expanded to offer four concurrent year groups. We also have a pathway to potentially grow to six year groups in the next 2 years, creating the possible opportunity to continue past the maternity period.

 

As a Year Leader you would be responsible for leading and guiding a year group of up to 12 young adults, with the support of a Building Futures Project Worker. Leading a year group on this unique and exciting programme offers a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate, where no two days are truly ever the same.

 

We are focused on supporting and investing in our employees who in turn make the frontline difference for young people that have a learning disability.  If you have the ambition, and the required skills, positivity and drive to make a difference, please read on to see if this role is for you. To be considered for interview, you must be:

  • Passionate about the outcomes we achieve for young people, to set them up for the next steps in their lives.
  • Dedicated to a person-centred approach.
  • An experienced leader of groups / classes; both in developing content and delivering sessions.
  • A good communicator who can proactively communicate with any stakeholder, from service user to venue manager, and from family member to social worker. Our network is vital to our programme.
  • A positive leader, willing to try anything that our service users are doing as part of their programme.
  • A natural and efficient organiser, of both themselves and others.
  • Both a team player and self-starter, with a can-do positive attitude.

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to be part of our growing and outward looking team that is passionate about growing halow over the next 5 years and beyond. If this sounds like the place you could thrive then please read the attached job description and submit your application now.

What we offer:

  • halow is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce.
  • Flexible, negotiable hours.
  • 33 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays, workplace pension, employee discount scheme, and other great employee benefits.
  • Fully paid training and ongoing career development.
  • An employee assistance programme and a supportive and caring team to work with.

TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:                                          

To find out more about this position or to start the application process, email your CV and contact details to jobs@halowproject.org.uk

 

Closing date for applications is: 5.00pm, Tuesday 9th February 2021

Interviews will take place on: Friday 19th February or Monday 22nd February 2021

Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

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