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Communications and Digital Coordinator

Orwell Mencap
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01 March 2021 09:00 AM
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  • £19,419 (pay review pending) plus pension contribution.
  • 35 hpw
  • Fixed term contract for one year.

About Orwell Mencap

Orwell Mencap is a local charity based in Ipswich, Suffolk. Through our Genesis services we provide personalised services supporting people with disabilities and their families and carers.

Our services include a wide range of activities both at our large and pleasant centre at Wright Road and in the community.

Prior to COVID, we offered a wide choice of activities to between 50 - 70 beneficiaries every weekday based at our Day Centre in Wright Road, with customers being able to freely choose and move between sessions. Some beneficiaries were supported by their own staff, some by our staff at the appropriate ratio e.g. 1:1, 1:8.

Although the day centre has been open since July and we have offered support at home and in the community throughout the pandemic, we have had to restrict the activities offered to our beneficiaries and put our evening social clubs on hold.

From Wright Road we run social enterprises in which, under the instruction of our small team of instructors, our beneficiaries and volunteers manufacture our high-quality Genesis Garden Furniture and recycle donated bicycles through the Green Bike Project.

The Role

This is a new post and you will be expected to develop and provide a digital offer, through which Orwell Mencap’s customers can access activities and content from their home or other premises. This will include providing training and assistance to Orwell Mencap’s support staff and tutors to produce a high quality online experience and to assist Orwell Mencap’s customers to access its online offer.

An important part of the role is to enhance the written and image content of the Orwell Mencap website and social media channels to ensure that it is fresh, engaging, accurate and positively promotes its activities and campaigns.

Relevant qualifications and experience are desirable.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity and application process, please contact Nick Leonard for a confidential discussion on (01473) 723888 or at: nick@orwellmencap.co.uk

An application pack can be downloaded from the related information section.

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