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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. 

We ask that all applicants read our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants

FULL TIME ROLES


Support Assistants - non-residential

40 hours per week. Permanent Contract
Non-residential role
Immediate start.

Are you passionate about working with people with learning disabilities? Build your experience supporting people with learning disabilities in a unique community setting as a full time Assistant at L'Arche London.

For 40 years L'Arche London has been providing high quality person centred care, but we're far more than a service provider. We're a community of more than 100 people with and without disabilities living, working  and celebrating together. Our roots are in the Christian faith, but we welcome people from all faiths and none: our vision is a world where all belong.

Whether you are care professional looking for a fresh outlook, or are new to the care sector looking for experience, we'd love to hear from you.

We're looking for positive, responsible people who want to help create a community that really tries to value people for who they are and what they can do.

"Great colleagues, non-judgmental support, excellent training opportunities, and perhaps most importantly the organisation really makes you feel valued." Former care and support assistant

You must be willing to work weekends and evenings, and do sleep-overs on a flexible rota basis. The rate for this role starts at £1440 per month, depending on qualifications, plus additional pay for sleepovers. We provide 30 days paid holiday a year, plus a pension.

We work hard to look after everyone in our community providing a programme of opportunities for professional and personal development including individual and team relfection, retreats and a care sector approved Assistants training programme (including sign language, personal care and understanding autism) and a programme of opportunities for professional and personal development.

"No other care organisation that I have worked for has ever matched L'Arche's passion and commitment to the individuals that they support"  Former care and support 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 and watch the video below where current Assistants explain what they have gained by working at L'Arche.



To apply, please download and complete the following:

L'Arche Application Form 

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

Please also read our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants

Deadline for applications: We are recruiting these roles on a rolling basis throughout Summer and Autumn 2018.

NB We welcome applications from people of all genders. However due the restrictions regarding the provision of personal care to female community members, we currently have a larger number vacancies that are only available to female 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.


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 Residential/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

Communications, Media and Creative Facilitator
30 hours per week. Permanent contract.
Salary: £21,500 pro rata (£16,125 full time equivalent)
Deadline: Monday 10 December, 9am. Interviews: Thursday 13 December

We're looking for someone to lead and develop our programme of creative communications and media activities for people with learning disabilities. Day-to-day you will plan, deliver and coordinate workshops exploring creative media and IT, supporting people with learning disabilities to explore and develop their skills. You will identify creative ways for people with learning disabilities to report on and celebrate the things they do, helping to promote L’Arche and the people involved with it.  Past projects have included video making, audio recording, photography and using social media creatively.

Our Day Services run a range of art activities including weaving and candle making. You will identify opportunities for people with learning disabilities to use new media and digital platforms to develop and promote their own art or products for sale. You will also contribute to the development of our foyer shop as an exhibition and promotional space.

This role is part of the Day Services team.  As a team you will develop, pilot and evaluate new activities to enable L’Arche to provide a more person centred programme to more individuals, and together you will work to establish stronger links with current and potential partners or supporters in the local area, such as the local library and cinema, volunteer groups and local networks.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic facilitator, someone who is excited about sharing digital creativity with people who are usually sidelined.  If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of others, get in touch.

Download the full Communications, Media and Creative Facilitator job description here

Applicants are asked to send a CV and a letter of up to two sides of A4, outlining how your skills and experience match the job description, and why you feel you meet the person specification for the role.  The closing date is Monday 10 December at 9am. Interviews will be held on Thursday 13 December 2018. Applications should be sent to recruitment.london@larche.org.uk

HR and Communications Coordinator
3 days per week. Permanent contract.
Salary: £23,040 pro rata (£13,824 full time equivalent)
Deadline: Thursday 13 December, 6pm. Interviews: Monday 17 December.

We're looking for a dynamic and highly organised administrator to join our team to help us spread the word about our community and the opportunities we have for people to get involved, both paid and voluntary. (NB This job is listed on Arts Jobs as HR and Communications Administrator, the title of this role since been updated to reflect it's seniority within the orgnisation.)

Each year we recruit and welcome up to 40 new people to our community as L'Arche Assistants - which is what we call Support Workers – to support our community members with learning disabilities. Some Assistants live alongside those with learning disabilities, others live locally and come to work in the community each day.

Some Assistants come because they want to experience living in an intentional community. Some come from a care background and are looking for a fresh outlook, whilst others are on a career break or gap year looking to do something different for a while.  All are committed to L'Arche's aims of building a community where everyone is valued and supported.

We're part of an international federation of L'Arche communities all around the world supporting people with learning disabilities, so some assistants come from overseas. Whilst our roots and ethos are Christian, we welcome people of all faiths and none.

We offer a broad range of volunteering opportunities - from befriending to DIY, from helping in our craft workshop to office admin - enabling a wide range of people from across London to be part of our community.

The HR and Communications Coordinator is a new role for someone self-motivated, confident with social media, who enjoys writing copy.

We’re looking for a focused and enthusiastic person who can help us get the word out about our unique community to our local area, the UK and the world. Is this you? Get in touch.

Download the full HR and Communications Administrator role here.

Applicants are asked to send a CV and a letter of around two sides of A4, outlining how your skills and experience match the job description, and why you feel you meet the person specification for the role. The closing date is Thursday 13 December at 6pm. Interviews will be held on Monday 17 December 2018. Applications should be sent to recruitment.london@larche.org.uk

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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