Together! 2012 seeks Engagement Support Worker

Closing Date: 24 February 2020

Together! 2012

Location: London

Remuneration: 21 hours a week, £15,000 (£25,000 pro rata)

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We are seeking an Engagement Support Worker for 21 hours a week, £15,000 (£25,000 pro rata) to join the Together! 2012 Team and help create the London 2012 Paralympic cultural Legacy in East London and beyond. The Engagement Support Worker will support Team members and participants to overcome barriers to participating in Together! 2012 CIC activities, providing advocacy and access support and managing volunteers.

Application to join our Team is by CV, with a covering letter explaining in detail how the experience outlined in your CV meets the Job Description and Person Specification. We are interested in learning about your informal experience too, including your interests, hobbies and activities — anything that you believe is relevant to your application and would make you a good member of the Together! team. Newham is the most diverse borough in the UK, and we very much welcome applications from people of colour, people of faith, people from the LGBTQI+ communities, and people from impairment groups and communities who reflect the local population and who are traditionally under-represented in the arts.

NB: All of our positions are part-time, in order to meet the needs of Disabled people, parents and carers, and so that team members can continue with their own creative practice.

More about Together! 2012 CIC

The main London 2012 Host Borough of Newham currently has one of the lowest cultural engagement rates in the UK. Together! 2012 CIC is working to make Newham into an international centre of excellence for Disability Arts as part of the Paralympic Legacy. We produce an international artistic programme of free Disabled-led exhibitions, performances and screenings for everyone, focused on the summer months and Disability History Month (mid-November onwards); and a free year-round creative development programme for Disabled people and their companions that is mainly delivered on weekday mornings. We also run an ‘Inclusion Confidence’ consultancy, providing training and policy advice and delivering commissioned activities.

Together! 2012 CIC was founded in 2013 with the support of the UK Disabled People’s Council (UKDPC), and is led by locally based Disabled artists with assistance from locally based business and arts professionals. Our Artistic Director is the international artist Dr Ju Gosling aka ju90, who is also a Co-Chair of Regard, the national LGBTQI+ Disabled People’s Organisation. In 2018 we became a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) of Arts Council England in recognition of the high standard of our work, guaranteeing our funding until 2022.

Registered office: 90A Tudor Road, London E6 1DR / info@together2012.org.uk 07973 252751 / www.together2012.org.uk / together2012cic / @ukdpctogether

Together! 2012 CIC is a Community Interest Company No 8443767. VAT: 257 6833 66

The Clubs programme

In 2019 we received funding from the Lottery’s Reaching Communities programme until 2022, to widen participation and professionalise our ‘Clubs’ year-round creative development programme for Disabled people. The Engagement Support Worker joins the Clubs Programme Leader and Youth Development Worker as part of this funding. Our Clubs programme is based on the principle that everyone has something to share and something to teach. Wherever possible, we encourage experienced Club participants to lead an activity. Each Club also benefits from two sessions a year led by a national or international Disabled artist or company, organised as part of the artistic programme.

You can find out much more about us and our work on our website, where you will need to read the following information as a minimum:

Please note that our work brings together people with learning difficulties, people with mental health difficulties, people with long-term health conditions and people with sensory and mobility impairments, from all age-groups and cultural backgrounds. If you are unsure what we mean by the Social Model of Disability and/or Disability Arts, you can find out more here.

All recruitment information can be supplied in alternative formats on request: info@together2012.org.uk / 07973 252751.

If you are registered with Newham Workplace, they can provide you with assistance with this application.

To apply

Closing date 24 February 2020.

Please send your CV and covering letter

by post to 90A Tudor Road, London E6 1DR

or email to info@together2012.org.uk