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Assistive Technology Project manager

Posted: 13 Oct 2019 Closes: 13 Oct 2019
Hill House - Sandbach
Fixed term & Full time leonard-cheshire/04773

This is a fixed term contract for 3 years location is Hill House Sandbach Cheshire

Digital Technology is transformational, however, there is a danger that people with disability could miss out.  We aim to ensure that assistive technology transforms the lives of people with disabilities and our exciting and pioneering project at Hill House is at the forefront of that commitment.

About the role

At Leonard Cheshire we aim to empower disabled people to live learn and work in the manner they choose.  This ground-breaking project will harness the latest in assistive technology to give people a voice and options.  Almost all the 24 residents have complex physical and communication difficulties as well as physical support needs.  Staff time is mostly consumed with personal care support and critical safety tasks.  Before residents can make choices about how to spend their day, they face multiple barriers.  This project provides a suite of technological devices to fully integrate heath, communications and environmental control into one system.  The suite includes MySense, wearable Assistive Technology that generates qualitative data to support every individual to reach their goals, as well as reducing time spent on routine health checks.  This three-year project will work with occupational and language therapists, enabling us to both bring significant benefits to our service users and quantify them, so that through our learning on this project we can ensure maximum benefits for many others in the future.

In this role you will report to Steve Tyler who has an impressive track record and reputation for innovating sustainable and life-changing products in the accessibility arena.  He led the team that developed ground-breaking synthetic speech (leading to the voice of Alexa), through to accessible TV, mobile devices and payment systems, and is currently part of Google’s Accessibility Strategy Board and Microsoft’s Accessibility Steering Group.  https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/author/steve-tyler/

About you

You will have a proven track record of managing successful projects involving numerous work streams, delivering them on time and to budget.  You will also bring experience in the implementation of technology-related projects along with substantial practical experience of planning, delivering and evaluating community-based projects, ideally involving participants with wide ranging abilities. 

You will also bring an understanding of the use of high and low-tech assistive technologies in both community and clinical settings.

Along with excellent project management and stakeholder and matrix management skills, you will also have excellent communication skills, a good level of IT competency including websites, digital media and emerging technologies.

You will share the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire.

About us

Leonard Cheshire is going through a significant period of transformation, so this is a particularly exciting time to join our charity.

Leonard Cheshire currently supports more than 30,000 people across the UK and globally to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. We’re the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for people with disabilities and we do everything humanly possible to empower people to live their lives as freely and as fully as they choose. 

Benefits

  • Substantial annual leave
  • A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
  • Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
  • Flexible working and much, much more.

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community, and particularly encourages applications from disabled people

Applications for this role will close at midnight on Sunday 13 October.

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

Leonard Cheshire

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