Independent Living Officer (ILO)

Salary: Circa £30,000 pro rata – dependent upon experience


Millwall Community Trust (registered charity no: 1082274) is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and committed individual to this role. This position is a 0.6, three-year, fixed-term role and presents an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced person to join our team, based at the Lions Centre, adjacent to the Den in South Bermondsey.


The Independent Living Officer will be responsible for the leadership, development and operation of the Inclusive Pride programme across Lewisham and Southwark, supporting the transition to adulthood for young people with disabilities. The ILO will make initial home visits to each participant’s home and undertake regular reviews to discuss, with parents and participants: progress.

The postholder will also organise the delivery of educational and activity sessions, leading to accredited awards and will deliver weekly 1:1 mentoring sessions with participants. The role will coordinate and support the MCT Inclusive Pride delivery team. To work with stakeholders to offer a suite of outcomes with reference to housing, education courses, supported internships etc


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of supporting young people with disabilities in sport / educational environments
  • Relevant graduate or postgraduate degree or similar
  • A valid Enhanced FA DBS certificate
  • Valid FA Emergency Aid Certificate
  • Valid FA Safeguarding Children Certificate
  • PTLLS or equivalent level teaching qualification
  • Relevant mentoring or counselling qualification
  • Knowledge and experience within Independent Living sector or similar
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of working with SEN schools in a similar or related role
  • Proven experience of building strong partnerships with within community


Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work some evenings and weekends.


How to apply

To apply, please email MCT to request an application form to [email protected] with MCT Independent Living Officer as the subject. 


Closing Date: Wednesday 7th March 2018 

Interview Date: Monday 12th March 2018

Candidates must prove their eligibility to work in the UK at the interview stage of the process.

Millwall Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Millwall Community Trust has a commitment to safeguarding and protecting children and therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS) "against the child barred list".