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Follow Up and Support Project Coordinator

Follow Up and Support Project Coordinator

Salary: £29,500 per annum (pro rata)

 Hours: 30 hours per week

Initially on a fixed term contract with possible extension subject to available funding

Location: Action on Disability and various locations

The Organisation

 Action on Disability (AoD), founded in 1979, is one of London’s leading Disabled People’s Organisations.  As we believe in the Social Model of Disability, our values and principles embrace inclusive and accessible ways of working both internally and in all our activities, seek the participation and contribution of our members, and encourage and respect diversity.

The organisation is a medium sized charity with a Board of Trustees, 24 staff and a strong ad hoc staff and volunteer base including many with direct experience of disability – all of whom are passionate about removing the barriers that disabled people face.

AoD provides five key services. These are: Youth, Employment, Welfare Benefits, Independent Living and Direct Payments.

AoD’s Employment Service

The Action on Disability Employment Service is setting the agenda for disability employment across West London with great results: Supported Internships, In-Work Support Service and employment support. We also provide management, job coaching and employer engagement, for example, over 20 young Disabled people each year across our 2 supported internship sites.


We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, with a thorough understanding of the Social Model of Disability and high expectations of Disabled people. You will ned excellent problem solving, communication and negotiation skills.


The Post

The purpose of the job is:

  1. To find paid employment for the graduates of the Supported Internship programmes
  2. To assist Access to Work applications for in-work clients empowering them to become independent
  3. To build and maintain good working relationships with clients/appointees and employers
  4. To provide time-bonded follow-on support for clients who have secured paid employment

Main Duties and Responsibilities

 To support clients to search and apply for jobs

  1. To engage with a network of employers to facilitate job trials and tailor roles accordingly
  2. To work with all stakeholders to create bespoke Access to Work support plans
  3. To build and maintain good working relationships with clients/appointees and employers
  4. To nurture and empower clients by offering support with occupational decision making, job finding and job keeping skills
  5. To provide follow-on support to clients in employment and advise all parties on reasonable adjustments
  6. To acknowledge the client’s skills, strengths, interests and aspirations
  7. To conduct regular reviews with all parties to ensure the client is progressing
  8. To ensure the client knows their rights and can make their own informed choices
  9. To provide job coaching/support cover across various locations as required
  10. To maintain relationships with local agencies including Jobcentre Plus and other disability and employment support services
  11. To promote Action on Disability’s Disability Equality Training and the Access to Work in-work service to employers

Organisational responsibilities

  1. To work in accordance with Action on Disability’s Aims, Objectives and Values
  2. To comply with all organisational and departmental procedures
  3. To ensure safe, fair and responsible working practices, specifically AoD’s Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding and Confidentiality policies
  4. To promote the work of AoD and the Social Model of Disability
  5. To keep accurate records and provide monitoring statistics and evaluation information as required for internal and external purposes
  6. To participate in, and actively contribute to, individual supervision, training, team and organisational meetings
  7. To work flexibly, being prepared to perform other duties commensurate with the role, which may include new areas of operation
  8. Any other task as directed by management

 To Apply, please download the application form. Deadline December 10th 2023. Any questions, please contact info@aod.org.uk

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