Transitions Development Officer - Trafford CIL

£19600, pro rata, 28 hours (actual salary £15,680) - 18 month fixed term contract

Who we are:

Trafford Centre for Independent Living provides information, advocacy and brokerage to people with impairments across Trafford. We are a disabled people’s user-led organisation, set up using the expertise of disabled people to provide tailored support to people with impairments to live full, enjoyable and independent lives. This means enabling people to take responsibility for their own daily lives and decisions, and giving them the skills and confidence to play an active role in the care and the financial support that they receive.

The role:

Transition refers to the move from Children’s services (health, education and care) to Adult services. Transition is particularly important for young disabled people as making these changes can often be more complicated. The Transitions Development Officer will work directly with disabled children, young people and their families, as well as with providers of services to children and adults across Trafford, to support an integrated transition process for all involved. A key part of this will involve initial research and networking to establish the needs of families and providers, developing links between all providers and providing a clear signposting pathway into adult services.

You are:

An energetic, positive and forward thinking person, able to coordinate and develop our voluntary sector transition service, supporting young people to move smoothly from Children’s to Adult Services. You are a skilled communicator and negotiator, committed to partnership working to achieve demonstrably good outcomes for young people with disabilities, with a solid understanding of self-directed support principles and processes.

The small print:

The role is 28 hours per week, with occasional evening work anticipated. We operate remote and flexible working options, with excellent annual leave entitlement of 28 days, plus a 3% contributory pension scheme.

If you think you have the skill set to be successful in this role, and are looking for a fantastic opportunity to work with children, young people and families, download an application pack.

How to apply:

Our recruitment process involves completing an application form, in which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role’s criteria. Please note we will only accept applications via this method and do not accept CVs.

To apply for this role please apply email/post to: or: Trafford Centre for Independent Living, Marshall House, Park Avenue, Sale, M33 6HE. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly from disabled people.

Please visit: for full details, and to download our application documents.

Our closing date for applications is: Tuesday 22nd April 2014, at 09:00

Interviews for this position will take place on Monday 28th April in Sale, Trafford. Please note this will involve a practical task.

If you would like to receive any of this information in another format, please contact us via email at the above address, telephone: 0161 850 0645 or text phone: 07944 949092

This role is subject to DBS clearance, the cost of which will be met by Trafford CIL.

£19,600 (pro rata) - actual: £15,680