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OPPORTUNITIES

"At L'Arche there is always room at the table..."
Richard, L'Arche London Community Member

At L'Arche London, we want every person with a learning disability to shape their own unique place in the world. Can you help us make that happen?

All our current full time and part time roles are listed below. 

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FULL TIME ROLES


SERVICE COORDINATOR

Full time  - 40 hours per week 
Deadline: Thursday 11 October  Interviews: Thursday 18 October 2018

It is an exciting time to join L’Arche as we are at the beginning of a new 4 year plan of development. Our team of Service Coordinators are key in shaping this future – reimagining what support, care and shared lives can look like, building on our existing quality and on the unique faith-based values of L’Arche, as well as growing the numbers of people we support.

We are looking for a new person to join our leadership team. You will be responsible for the delivery of a high quality person centred support for one of our community groups of around 8 - 10 people with learning disabilities. Supported by a Deputy, you will manage and inspire a team of 12 - 15 support assistants, working together to support the practical, social and spiritual needs of community members.

We’re looking for someone with knowledge and experience of supporting people with learning disabilities, as well as an enthusiasm for our values, the ability to inspire others and a willingness to be part of our friendly, professional and committed team. 

This management role is a full time 40 hours per week, with an annual salary of £26,000 per annum, rising to £27,000 in year two.

Download the Service Coordinator job description and person specification

Download our Equal Opportunities Form

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How to apply: Applicants are asked to send a CV and a letter of around two sides of A4, outlining why you feel you meet the person specification.

Deadline for applications: Applications (CV, letter and Equal Opportunities form) should be sent to recruitment.london@larche.org.uk by 9am on Thursday 11 October 2018. Interviews will be held on Thursday 18 October 2018. Please note we are looking for the new coordinators to start by the end of October if possible.

Appointment will be subject to references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. Completion of a six month probationary period is essential for confirmation in this post. 


Support Assistants - Residential

Full time (46 hours per week) 1+ year opportunity
Residential, live in role - Accommodation provided
Recruiting now for to start in Autumn/Winter 2018.

Spend a year living in our community as a L'Arche Assistant, sharing ordinary life and building extraordinary relationships with other people, with and without disabilities. Our assistants come from all over the world, are of all faiths and none, and from every stage and walk of life. Some come to learn and develop new skills supporting people with a learning disability, others are care professionals looking for a deeper context, others are excited by the opportunity of living in a purpose driven, inclusive Christian community.

We provide our assistants with free accommodation in a shared house (all bills included), all food and a monthly living allowance (to cover personal expenses, travel, etc) of £330+ (depending on experience), plus paid holiday.

Our Assistants training programme meets the highest care sector standards and includes sign language, personal care and understanding autism. Our personal development programme provides time for personal growth and reflection including retreats, whilst community life offers opportunities to explore London and travel within the UK.

"L'Arche gave me the opportunity to grow more than I ever thought I could." 
Former L'Arche Assistant


To find out more,  please take time to read our What to expect as a L'Arche Assistant section and Why work in L'Arche page.

To apply, please download and complete the following:

L'Arche Application Form 

L'Arche London (Live In) Assistant Job Description

Deadline for applications: We are recruiting these roles on a rolling basis throughout Summer 2018 to start in late summer- early Autumn 2018. Completed applications should be sent to recruitment.london@larche.org.uk.

Please also read our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants

All successful applicants will be subject to references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check. Completion of a three month probationary period is essential for confirmation in post.

Please note until the end of 2018, we are NOT able to sponsor Tier 5 Charity Worker visas for those applying to join us from outside of the EU for this role. Should this situation change, we will post an update here.


PART TIME ROLES

Relief Assistants
Flexible hours
1 year minimum contract

We are always looking for people with previous L'Arche experience (either from L'Arche London or other L'Arche communities around the world) or external candidates with relevant experience to join our bank of relief assistants.

This is a flexible working role, with hours dependent on your availbility and the needs by the people you support. We are looking for people to join the bank for at least one year.

Our hourly rate is £8.78 (£7.83 per hour plus a further £0.95 per hour holiday pay). We pay an additional £28 per sleepover. We provide an ongoing programme of training, professional and personal development.

Throughout the year, we are always looking for people to join our Bank of Relief assistants.

To find out more and apply, please download and complete the following:

L'Arche Application Form 

L'Arche London Relief Support Assistant (non-residential) Job Description

Please also read our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. All successful applicants will be subject to references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check. Completion of a three month probationary period is essential for confirmation in post.


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