Those of you who were at last week’s prayer meetings will know that Karen Mehta is going to be stepping down as the manager of Konnections, our ministry supporting disabled children and their families.
Karen has been managing Konnections for the last three years, although she has been involved for much longer than that. She has made an outstanding contribution to both expanding Konnections as a ministry, and making sure that it continues to provide a lifeline to a large number of families. Konnections has an excellent reputation both with the families it supports and within the local community, much of which is down to Karen and her leadership.
Finding the right person to succeed Karen is incredibly important for us as a community. I've included a copy of the job description below. If you're interested in applying then please contact Ali Huddell for further details, or you can pick up an application pack from reception on Sunday or during the week. And let's all be praying for the right person to come forward, as we seek to be more and more of a blessing to our local community.
Konnections Manager Job Description
Kerith Konnections provides support to families with children with disabilities and additional needs through a variety of programmes and initiatives and as a practical expression of God’s love.
A significant part of Konnections’ activity is the provision of Saturday and holiday respite care under an agreement with Bracknell Forest Council. This agreement runs to the 31st March 2013 and the tendering process for the following years will take place this autumn.
The current Konnections Manager is stepping down after three years in the role and a new Konnections Manager is sought to build on the substantial growth and development of Konnections over that period.
This is a significant role both within the local community and within the Church’s Social Justice Team. The right candidate will have the leadership and strategic skills needed to lead a ministry of the size and complexity of Konnections and to build on what has been achieved so far.
Whilst an interest in the area of children’s disability and additional needs and a qualification or background in education or Early Years would be an advantage, more important are a passion to see Konnections operate to a high standard, the vision to take the ministry to its next level and the ability to manage and develop teams which deliver excellence, all combined with a compassion for the families that Konnections seeks to support.
The role will also include liaising closely with the Local Authority, implementing and following the relevant regulations and Ofsted requirements, championing and promoting Konnections in the local community and the proactive oversight of fundraising and grant applications and awards.
For more information on the programmes and initiatives in which Konnections is involved, please see the Konnections pages on the church website www.kerith.co.uk
For an application pack for this role please contact Ali Hudell on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01344 828867