Training Cafe - Skills & Activities Manager

£33,000 pa, 37.5 hrs pw

We are recruiting an experienced manager to develop and deliver new and existing activities on offer in our Training Café and Community Hub. This is a hands-on role, which will involve directly supporting people with learning disabilities who are participating in the activities to develop their skills.

Initially you will be maximising existing opportunities in our training café and kitchen, then you will be developing and implementing new ideas and activities to deliver to client’s interests and support the funding of these new opportunities in the Community Hub.

You will lead and support a small team, which we anticipate will grow and develop over time. The majority of time will be participating in day to day running of the activities and ensuring the services are compliant.

You will have previous experience of developing and delivering a range of skills development activities as well as working in a food services environment. You have experience of engaging with and supporting families and involving clients in the planning, design and implementation of services. You have a track record of building and maintaining effective multi agency relationships and strong financial management skills.

 

You have experience of delivering a range of activities for people with disabilities. You have good people skills. You are able to work on your own initiative, you are proactive and can prioritise your work. You will have resilience in managing challenging situations and supporting others to do so. You will have strong communication skills and are able to have difficult and sensitive conversations. Confident to work alone and take responsibility for opening up and locking up the community hub and café safely.

In return you will find this a rewarding role. You will be supporting many individuals and families to make the most of life, learning and enjoying new skills and independence. This role can be worked between 37.5 hours per week across 5 days Monday to Friday, with occasional weekends. You will have a good induction with training and support from your manager.

Please email the HR team at recruitment@watfordmencap.org.uk or call on 01923 713626 for further information and an informal chat about the role.

You can see the job description here.

You can apply here and find out more about our benefits here.

The role will require an enhanced DBS clearance.

The closing date for applications is Monday 12th August 2024, however please note this vacancy may be closed early so don't delay in applying.