Coordinator Boingboing Blackpool (Permanent)
Boingboing Resilience Community Interest Company


Salary scale: Up to £38,000 per annum plus employer pension contribution of 5%
Closing date: 5pm on Friday 15 December 2017

Together with Blackpool Council and partners, including young people themselves, we’re on a mission to build young people’s resilience in Blackpool.

Boingboing already has a well-established base in Brighton hosted by the School of Health Sciences and the Community University Partnership Programme at the University of Brighton. We’ve been working on resilience for years – practically and academically – both in the UK and beyond. We use a family firm approach to tackle inequalities and to support disadvantaged people to build resilience. Our employees and volunteers are people from all walks of life. Most of us have experienced serious challenges in our lives, and some of us are still experiencing them now.

Blackpool folk – adults and young people – have been working with Boingboing and the University of Brighton for a couple of years to develop and refine our collective resilience approaches. Now Blackpool Council has decided to incubate us, giving us a home to get a Northern hub going. We hope to become an established part of the Community and Voluntary Sector in Blackpool and we’re looking for someone to lead on making that happen.

So, if you’ve read this far, we’re assuming you share our passion for co-produced resilient responses that aim to help the most vulnerable adults, young people and their parents/carers. But are you also a therapeutic type who isn’t too precious about your professional identity, yet can manage to be impeccably professional? Would you like to work alongside practical academics with opportunities for personal development provided within a friendly local council and university environment? Do you want to help Blackpool children and young people realise their amazing potential? Are you very well-organised and a can do kind of person who makes things happen? Are you prepared to travel extensively throughout the UK and beyond? If you can say yes to all of these, and have project management experience too that you think is relevant to this role, then take a look at our Job Description and see if it’s the role for you.

We are a friendly, positive and motivated bunch who are lovely to work with (well we think so anyway!). We need to have your application by Friday 15 December 2017 and we will interview on 20 December 2017 in Blackpool. We’ll be hosting an international resilience conference in Blackpool in collaboration with the University of Brighton in 2019, and need someone to help get that organized. So please get cracking with your application.

We have included as much information as possible in this application pack as we do not have the capacity to respond to numerous telephone enquiries. If you do have an enquiry prior to applying which is not covered in this pack, please email Carmel at carmel@boingboing.org.uk – with your questions. Give us a telephone number too in case we need to call you and somebody will be in touch by email or by phone. Please do not call or email Professor Angie Hart directly with questions about this vacancy.

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 15 December 2017

For further information, job description and person specification, download the Application Pack (.pdf) (docx)