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Local Area Co-ordinator

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:County Hall , Leicester Road, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:26 September 2021 at midnight 

Fixed Term for up 1 year 

An exiting opportunity to join the well established Local Area Co-ordination team, working in the communities of Barwell and Earl Shilton within the Borough of Hinckley and Bosworth.  Local Area Co-ordination is an preventative way of supporting people experiencing difficult life situations (for example, people with disabilities, mental health needs and older people) to achieve their vision for a good life, to support people to be part of and contribute to their communities, and to strengthen the capacity of communities to welcome and include people. Local Area Coordinators “walk alongside” people to achieve their vision of a better life, working with that person to deal with the things is their life they want to change.

This is a community based role which involves working accross a whole population in a creative and dynamic way.

Key duties 
    • To support the implementation of Local Area Coordination in Barwell and Earl Shilton
    • To promote the LAC principles, which support individuals (of all ages) and families, particularly those with disabilities (learning, sensory and physical), mental health issues and frail older people to determine and pursue a ‘good life’
    • To provide high quality, flexible and innovative support to help individuals to achieve an optimum quality of life
    • To help individuals to achieve their goals, by identifying their strengths and assets and utilising the support of families, community networks and resources
    • To develop community capacity, cohesion and resilience within localities.


    • Relevant experience (paid or voluntary) of working with individuals and communities,e.g. in a community development context
    • Sufficient mobility to work from different bases/locations around the County where necessary
    • Experience of working with individuals who may be experiencing challenging issues/ circumstances in a sensitive and professional manner, including being able to diffuse difficult situations.
    • The nature of the work may involve the jobholder carrying out work outside of normal working hours.
    • NVQ Level 4 Qualification or equivalent

This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check.

Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.

For informal enquires please contact John Coghlan, Tel: 07943026977 Email:

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

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