Contract: Full-time, 36 hours per week
Salary: £26,775 per annum
We are offering an exciting new opportunity for an experienced youth worker to join our supportive, high-performing and friendly Young Carers team as a Supported Transition Lead Officer.
The global pandemic has had a significant impact on unpaid carers of all ages and, in particular, on our young adult carers (16-25 years). Job markets have become more challenging, social issues are becoming more prevalent and we are witnessing an exponential rise in low-level mental health issues. We therefore believe there is more we can do to support this cohort of young people.
Our well-established Supported Transition programme offers intensive individual support and training to help young carers make a smoother transition into adulthood and to prevent them from becoming NEET. The service currently supports their personal development and provides a range of training and other opportunities to aid access to volunteering, further education and employment opportunities, as well as a diverse social activity programme, peer and emotional support.
Thanks to a three-year continuation grant from the Henry Smith Foundation, we are looking for a new project lead officer. The successful applicant will be responsible for the strategic development of the project. If you are an ‘ideas’ person, are innovative and self-motivated, have extensive experience of project management and a proven track-record in youth or family work we would love to hear from you!
For an informal chat about the role, please contact: Sally Chandler, Chief Executive or Jo Burns, Young Carers Manager on 01895 811206.
To apply for the role, please download the application form and the application support document. Completed forms should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of applications: 9am, Monday 1 February 2021
Interviews will take place on: Thursday 4 February via Zoom
CVs will not be accepted