Sensory Action Alliance and Champion Coordinator

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Sensory Action Alliance and Champion Coordinator - Sensory Services (based in Sandon, Chelmsford)

  • Role: Sensory
  • Type: One year fixed term
  • Location: Sensory Service office Sandon, Chelmsford.
  • Salary: £23,000.00 - £31,620.00 pa
  • Working hours: Full time (37 hours)
  • Closing date: Monday 25th March

ECL, the Care and Wellbeing Company, are looking for exceptional individuals to strengthen their sensory team.

Our innovative, national award nominated Sensory Team seek a Sensory Action Alliance and Champion Coordinator to join our fabulous team. This is a new role developing a new service in partnership with ECC and working alongside the Head of Service and Operations Manager.  We have been commissioned to increase our service provision for one year and so this post is a fixed term contract for one year only.  We hope that funding will be secured to continue the post however we cannot commit to more than one year at this time.

The ECL Sensory Service is a dynamic team of sensory professionals dedicated to improving services for people with sight, hearing or dual sensory loss across the county of Essex.

Since 2009 the team has delivered a growing range of services across Essex.  These include services provided on behalf of Essex County Council including an all-age Coordination centre offering information, advice and guidance, sensory registration, specialist assessments, provision of equipment and rehabilitation and onwards referrals to statutory and voluntary services.

We were national Finalists in the RNIB Pioneer Awards 2017 for the Team of the Year category.  One judge commented “What makes this team stand out is the constant evolution of services to bridge gaps in provision and break down barriers, and its commitment to fully involving the people it aims to serve in all aspects of its work. Over a quarter of the ECL Sensory team are people with sensory impairments.”

New services developed include the Sensory Access Charter Mark, Lived Experience Sensory Awareness Training, Sensory Champions and our Sighted Guide and Communicator Guide Services.  Our objective is to develop a society where people with sensory impairments have the same access to services and businesses as everyone else.

We are looking for a dynamic and professional Coordinator to join our established and reputable team to support the formation and development of the Sensory Action Alliance and Sensory Champion projects providing ongoing coordination, maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders and giving life to the principles that underpin all the work of these two projects.  This will be a high profile role requiring excellent communication and the ability to use your initiative to prioritise actions and generate quick results with the support of the team.

Our main sensory office is in Sandon, Chelmsford which will be your main work base.  Our core team of staff are professional, friendly and supportive and a third of us have worked together for over a decade.  That’s says a lot about the value we place on working and growing within a supportive and encouraging team environment.  Come and join us!

With ongoing training and career development, you’ll always find a challenge to keep you thriving and add qualifications to your belt at the same time.


  • Flexible working hours
  • Double pay on bank holidays
  • 45p per mile
  • Travelling time paid between calls
  • Healthcare cash plans with up to £700 claimable during the year
  • Performance related pay (incorporating salary and bonus payment)
  • Up to £300 ‘refer a friend’ scheme available to staff
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 4,000 exclusive member offers
  • Free DBS check
  • Career progression opportunities within ECL

CQC rating of ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ for Well Led

For a full Role Description, please click ‘Apply’ and log in to the Recruitment Portal. You will be able to download the full description from the Vacancy Documents lis​t

For further information please contact:

Jane Sillitoe-Crouch on Mob:  07921 397675  email:  Please note Jane is on annual leave 11th  - 16th March.


Faye Gatenby on Mob:  077717 62887 / email:   Please note Faye is on annual leave 21st  - 28th March.

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