Early Years Project Coordinator

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2025

Hours: Up to 24 hours per week, home based.

Salary: £27,334 – £29,777 pro rata

Join us!

Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children. We provide information, advice and support, and bring families together so they can support each other. We campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.

Your role

The successful applicant will join the established Participation and Business Development team as a project coordinator for the delivery of our Early Years SEND programme, funded by the Department for Education. The role of project coordinator involves planning, coordination and liaison of this multi-layered project to ensure the highest quality of delivery.  Experience of project or programme management and working in partnership with external organisations is a fundamental requirement of the role.  Experience of managing and delivering training online is an advantage, including monitoring participant feedback. The role holder will be expected to quickly familiarise themselves with the core content of the Early Years programme and be confident to promote those products and services with external organisations.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for an individual with strong experience of managing projects, coordinating work with statutory and voluntary organisations, and delivering training and facilitation. This will be someone with experience of community development, particularly with underserved and under-represented communities. They will be self-motivated and be able to effectively network with teams and external organisations to develop and build relationships to achieve programme outcomes. Communication, report writing and IT skills including knowledge of online meeting platforms will also be critical to success in this role. Knowledge and experience of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in England including an understanding of co-production and the positives of parent engagement is an advantage and helps to reinforce the delivery of the Contact offer. Working knowledge of equalities, diversity and inclusion principles and practices is an advantage, as is an awareness of Early Years education and childcare also an advantage

How to apply

Please return a completed application form along with an equal opportunities monitoring form (downloadable as part of the job pack) by the date stated below to: recruitment@contact.org.uk

Important dates

Closing date:  10am 1st December 2023
Interview date: 8th December 2023