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SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living CIC is currently recruiting staff for two exciting new projects. Both of these opportunities are detailed below, together with downloadable job packs.

 

Job opportunity one:

We wish to recruit a Disabled Person into the role of: Community Employment Specialist to enable us to develop our new project called: Journey to Employment (J2E) in partnership with Job Centre Plus and the Department of Work & Pensions:

The overall aim of J2E is to provide a friendly peer support social job club that offers a mix of activities to improve specialist employment support for Disabled People and those with long-term health conditions. The project will build confidence, obtain/ improve work ready skills, prevent social isolation and move people into employment.

We wish to recruit a Disabled Person to fill the role of:

NB: This job is a fixed term contract for 12 months.

This job will suit a Disabled Person with personal experience of the barriers of gaining and maintaining employment, who shares our commitment to improving the employability of Disabled People through peer-supporting, encouraging and equipping individuals with the confidence, skills and support they need to move into employment. You must also be committed to the principles of Independent Living and the Social Model of Disability.

A training and induction package will enable you to develop your skills.

SPECTRUM is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from people who are members of minority groups. This post is not open to job share.

For an application pack, please download the job pack here:

Job Pack Covering Letter

SPECTRUM Brief Introduction

What is The Journey to Employment Project?

Job Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Timetable

Or contact Gerry Zarb at:

E-mail: Gerry.Zarb@SpectrumCIL.co.uk

SPECTRUM CIL, Unity 12, 9-19 Rose Road, Southampton, SO14 6TE

Tel: 07857 250 230, Minicom/textphone: 023 8020 2649, Fax: 023 8020 2652

Closing date for applications is: 9am on Tuesday 7th April.

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Job opportunity two:

SPECTRUM IS RECRUITING COMMUNITY NAVIGATORS

We wish to recruit a range of staff to develop a new Community Navigator Service to operate in Shirley/Freemantle and Woolston/Weston in Southampton:

Community Navigators will make a real difference to patients and service users, enabling and helping them gain access to a broad range of services offered by voluntary and charitable organisations in the community. This is a great opportunity to make a tangible difference to the health and wellbeing of local people

We wish to recruit:

NB: Proposals from candidates wishing to be considered for more than one of the above roles will be considered.

These jobs will suit people with a commitment to improving the quality life of people who are frequent users of health and social care services; people who have a  good understanding of the issues and services within the communities of Shirley, Freemantle, Woolston and/or Weston in Southampton; people committed to the principles of Independent Living and individual empowerment.

A training and induction package will enable you to develop your skills.

These jobs are fixed term contracts for 18 months.

SPECTRUM is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from people who live or work in these communities and from those who are members of minority groups. These posts are not open to job share.

For an application pack, please download the job pack here:

Job pack covering letter

Introduction to SPECTRUM

What is Community Navigation?

Job Description/Person Spec for the post of Senior Community Navigator/Manager

Job Description/Person Spec for the post of Community Navigator

Job Description for the post of Admin Assistant

Application form for the post of Senior Community Navigator/Manager

Application form for the post of Community Navigator

Application form for the post of Admin Assistant

Equal opportunities form

Timetable for recruitment of these posts

Or contact Ian Loynes at:

E-mail: Ian.Loynes@SpectrumCIL.co.uk

Closing date for applications is: 9am on Tuesday 7th April.

 

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FEBRUARY 2015: International recognition for SPECTRUM CIL’s User Led Organisation Project

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We are proud to announce that SPECTRUM CIL’s User Led Organisation Project, funded by Hampshire County Council, has won an award from the Essl Foundation/United Nations sponsored Zero Project, which held its annual awards ceremony and conference in Vienna in February 2015. We were one of 39 innovative practices recognised with an award and we showcased our ULO project at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna in February.

The Zero Project awards are made to organisations demonstrating innovative practices, which, in 2015, are focused on the theme of Independent Living and Political Participation. User Led Organisations (run and controlled by people who use local services) are at the heart of developments to extend community participation in decision making, both in Hampshire and nationally. The finalists were selected by an international panel of experts from a total of over 230 nominations from 58 different countries.

You can read SPECTRUM’s Zero Project ULO Project Presentation here

You can read the Zero Project 2015 report here

For more information about the User Led Organisation Project, see: http://www.spectrumcil.co.uk/ulohome/

The Zero Project also recognised Disability Rights UK‘s innovative practices in relation to their self directed support helpline and platform on personalised care – See more at: http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2015/february/new-zero-project-report-recognises-dr-uk-helpline

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DECEMBER 2014: STOP PRESS – SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living has won the Overall Independent Living Initiative award at the 2014 Independent Living Awards run by Breakthrough UK. Baroness Jane Campbell DBE said ‘We need to recognise the important role of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPO) in 2014, a time when independence for many is under threat. Over the last 30 years Spectrum CIL have played a pivotal role in delivering Independent Living opportunities and influencing social policy. They have grown and developed whilst always keeping true to their values and objectives.’. For more information about the awards, check out the Breakthrough UK awards page.

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Thursday 6th November 2014: SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living celebrates its 30th anniversary. Formerly called Southampton Centre for Independent Living, the organisation has changed dramatically throughout the years and the new section of the website ‘SPECTRUM at 30′ is devoted to tracing that development, and the achievements we have made along the way.

Latest Blog Post – The SPECTRUM Effect - Read it now

SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living has just released its Annual Report for 2014. Download it now to find out what we have been up to over the past year and our exciting plans for the future.

SPECTRUM has a NEW Direct Payments Website.  Please visit www.directpaymentssouthampton.info for information and fact sheets on all aspects to do with Direct Payments and PA management.  Please bear in mind this site is still in its developmental stage.  If you feel there is any information missing, please contact us.