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About the role
Do you have a flair for fashion plus the drive and passion to set up a new retail store? We have a great opportunity for someone to establish and lead a quality/designer focused second-hand clothes agency in Reigate.
You will love clothes and easily recognise those labels that convey the quality and design people want to own. Merchandising and customer/community relations are also important elements of this role so you’ll be a natural engaging and communicating with people from all walks of life.
This store will be a flagship for Active Prospects, a local charity that supports people with learning disabilities. If using your skills and experience in a fashion environment and making a real difference to the people in the community is important to you, then we’d like to hear from you now.
In addition, the role will include setting up a ‘pop-up’ social enterprise cafe that will be based in Redhill, initially running 1 day a week.
A strong commitment to supporting people with learning disabilities to gain skills for work is a must for this role. There will be a qualified Job Coach as part of the team, working directly with our supported volunteers, interns and employees.
Active Prospects supports people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs, acquired brain injury and those with complex needs to live full and aspirational lives.
Our team of 250 trained and experienced staff support 300 people to have choice, freedom and control over their lives. We have a strong portfolio of properties that offer residential care, supported accommodation and independent living options. We provide just the right amount of care, so that people can live as independently as they are able, with support on hand when they need it.
We are increasingly supporting people through the Transforming Care programme directly from hospital placements or following points of crisis. Our expertise in shaping care positively around the person including those with complex needs is gaining significant recognition.
- Our eight residential services across Surrey provide expert, intensive, round the clock support for people with profound and complex learning disabilities. These are located in Banstead, Caterham, Charlwood, Horley, Redhill and Reigate.
- Community Prospects (Supported Living) services located in Ashtead, Banstead, Caterham, Epsom, Horley, Leatherhead, Old Coulsdon, Redhill, Reigate, and West Ewell, offer support from just a few hours each week to full time and overnight care.
- We operate a short breaks and emergency placement service in Redhill, providing support to young people aged between 18 and 30 years who have a learning disability. Young people benefit from time away from home and a chance to mix with peers whilst families get a break from the demands of caring which helps families stay together.
- A transition service, also in Redhill, offers young people the chance to learn the skills to live independently for a period of up to two years and supports them to find the right living options when they are ready to move on.
Active Prospects re-branded in 2016 and with a new CEO and Senior Management Team, has exciting plans to develop community-based services alongside our accommodation-based services. This includes community ‘hubs’ offering a range of wellbeing services, social activities, skills training and therapeutic activities.
We aim to increase our support for people with mental health needs, offering wellbeing and recovery services and peer-to-peer support to help them maintain good mental health.
We also plan to launch a number of social enterprises such as a café, horticultural and recycling project, that offer the opportunity for people to gain new skills and experience and employability skills such as team work, punctuality and reliability.
In 2017, we launched a Supported Internship Programme in partnership Surrey County Council’s SEND Programme and East Surrey College which will saw us supporting seven young people with learning disabilities to gain practical skills and work experience. Interns work across Active Prospects in a range of fields from care and support roles, maintenance and office-based roles for up to a year with support to progress to paid jobs.
Active Prospects has been voted Surrey’s Care Provider of the Year 2018. We’ve also won awards for most innovative activity programme involving service users and employee engagement.
If you want to get involved with a highly worthwhile and successful charitable organisation (based in Reigate, Surrey), please send us your CV and a covering letter highlighting your suitability for this position.
How to apply:
Please send your CV and a covering letter highlighting your suitability for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the closing date for this role is 18th April – applications may be considered after this date.
You will need to be a driver and car owner, be prepared to work at weekends and have a DBS check.