Development Officer for Adult Siblings
21 hours per week
2 year fixed-term contract
Salary £29,981 pro rata
Would you like to work for Sibs, the UK charity that represents siblings of disabled children and adults?
Being the adult sibling of someone with a life-long learning disability and/or autism can be hugely isolating and presents many challenges throughout a sibling’s life. There are over 1.3 million of these adult siblings in the UK.
In order to improve the wellbeing and resilience of these siblings, Sibs has been developing a network of peer support groups facilitated by adult sibling volunteers – SibsNetworkUK.
Role for an adult sibling
We are looking for someone from within the adult sibling community* to expand and develop SibsNetworkUK. You will need to be able to develop new support groups and provide support to existing groups, across the UK. The post holder will also develop information resources for adult siblings, run workshops for adult siblings across the UK, and provide direct support to adult siblings. The project aims to support 4,000 adult siblings over two years.
You will be joining a small, dedicated team of staff and volunteers that has a passion for improving the lives of siblings.
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 23rd May 5pm.
Interviews will be held in Leeds on Wed 7th June.
The project starts in July 2017
* This post will be specifically for an adult sibling who has grown up with a disabled brother or sister. It is important that the siblings supported by this project are able to feel comfortable sharing their experiences with someone who fully understands the life-long issues facing siblings and has experience of this unique sibling relationship.
Send your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications will be acknowledged during office hours. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be informed by Friday 26th May.
NB We are unable to give feedback about applications to unsuccessful applicants. Sibs is a small charity and does not have the capacity to do this.