UISCE: Project Co-Ordinator

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Project Co-Ordinator

UISCE provides an independent representative voice for people who use drugs and works towards protecting their civil liberties and human rights. UISCE advocates on behalf of the community of people who use drugs and also supports people who use drugs to self-advocate.

Overview of the Role

The Co-ordinator will be proactive in developing new opportunities which promote the needs and rights of people who use drugs and raising the profile of UISCE through lobbying, publicity and campaigns. This role will also include working with Government bodies, local authorities, voluntary sector, the private sector and other public bodies.

Key responsibilities of post will include:-

  • Ensuring the service meets all regulatory requirements and performance targets and developing effective strategies to support targets and delivery of agreed objectives;
  • Formulating and successfully implementing annual business and budgetary plans together with the Board of Directors;
  • Ensuring robust operational and financial controls are in place and closely monitored and ensuring all audit requirements are met;
  • Developing and directing an effective team to deliver all targets;
  • Ensuring effective Governance processes are in place including, health and safety, risk management and risk registers, marketing, financial management and personnel management.

Applicants for this post should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of working with people who use drugs and should hold at least a level 7 qualification in addiction/social care/ public policy. Minimum of 5 years’ experience of managing people, resources including finance and activities in an organisation is essential for the post.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the current National Drugs Strategy, National Drug Rehabilitation Framework, and Safer Better Healthcare (SBHC) Standards.

A proven track record in advocacy aimed at promoting the human rights of people who use drugs or groups experiencing marginalisation. In addition, the ideal candidate will have excellent leadership, influencing and interpersonal skills.

Applicants must be delivery focused, have a track record of working with a range of different stakeholders, and able to meet deadlines in circumstances where there are many competing priorities.
A current, full driving licence is required as the role will involve travelling to numerous locations nationwide.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter clearly explaining how you meet the requirements to chair@myuisce.org – closing for receipt of applications is close of business on Tuesday 15th January 2019 (5pm). A Job description and person specification is available on request at chair@myuisce.org

Please note that interviews will take place on Friday 18th January, 2019

UISCE is an Equal Opportunities Employer



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