RECRUITMENT

Equity and justice is at the heart of everything we do at Sunshine Support, and from time to time we seek to expand our very passionate team.

You’ll find our current vacancies below.

Current Vacancies

SOCIAL CARE ADVOCATE

FULL TIME 37.5 HOURS PER WEEK

We are seeking an experienced Social Care advocate who is well versed in the current legislation in England and, preferably, Wales.

The main focus of the role will be to support, provide options and advocate for parents and carers of children and young people.

The biggest part of the role will be effective communication, and at the forefront of that is our zero-judgment and actively anti-racist approach.

The Role will Involve...

  • Developing your caseload/undertaking triage calls
  • Managing a very busy caseload
    • Providing advice on physical and non-physical special educational needs and disabilities
    • Negotiating with stakeholders
    • Attending meetings to support parents/carers/young people
    • Case management and co-ordination
    • Providing advice to parents, carers and professionals on social care legislation (s17, s20, s47 etc)
  • Hosting related webinars in conjunction with our partners

Essential and Desirable Criteria

In order to carry out the job, and ‘hit the ground running’ there are specific skills and experiences that we require from applicants. We would expect all candidates who are interested in working with us to be friendly, a strong team player, keen to share ideas and listen to others.

  • Excellent understanding and practical experience of social care legislation – essential
  • Independent experience of appealing and preparing for court/tribunal – essential
  • Attending and advocating for families at meetings – essential
  • Hosting training/presenting webinars – desirable
  • Understanding and awareness of available provisions in England – desirable

Please evidence the above experience and skills on your CV in order to secure an interview.

Remuneration Details

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 20th September 2022

If you require assistance with the application please get in touch by clicking here.

SERVICES MANAGER

FULL TIME 37.5 HOURS PER WEEK - DERBY

An amazing opportunity has arisen within our team to co-ordinate, develop and manage services to clients; both parents and professionals.

Are you an inspirational leader with experience organising projects and managing professionals? We have just the opportunity for you!

The Role will Involve a Variety of...

  • To coordinate and handle all enquiries – online, phone and in-person
  • Ensuring high percentage of conversions to business
  • Develop, maintain and manage advocacy caseload to ensure targets are being met by all advocates
  • Lead and inspire team of advocates
  • Develop and manage in-person events and social opportunities at our community hub
  • Work with our online, PR and marketing team to develop opportunities and ideas
  • Seek out opportunities for community funding
  • Work with volunteers and ambassadors to support communities
  • Day to day coordination of Sunshine Community Hub to ensure the space is fulfilling its potential, supporting our community and producing a revenue

Essential and Desirable Criteria

In order to carry out the job, and ‘hit the ground running’ there are specific skills and experiences that we require from applicants. We would expect all candidates who are interested in working with us to be friendly, a strong team player, keen to share ideas and listen to others.

  • Office/Centre Management experience – essential
  • Business development experience – essential
  • Team leadership experience – essential
  • Events experience – desirable
  • Project management – desirable
  • Budget management – desirable
  • Vibrant and highly self-motivated – essential
  • Marketing and advertising – essential
  • Team player – essential
  • Availability to work some evenings (mainly from home) – essential
  • UK Driving licence and use of car – desirable
  • SEND – a good understanding of the SEND Code of Practice and the processes and systems is vital
Please evidence the above experience and skills on your CV in order to secure an interview.

Remuneration Details

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 10th September 2022

If you require assistance with the application please get in touch by clicking here.

“I was warned by other parents that the EHCP application process was stressful, but my experience was completely stress free thanks to Sunshine!”

Parent, April 2022

“ I’ve learned so much about SEND that it has given me increased confidence to stand my ground with senior leadership and SENCo when I feel a child has potential SEND”

Teacher, August 2021